Every charity needs to show that it has the support of the community behind it and becoming a member on the SCIO board of Trustees is a way you can do this. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss this with us, or if you would like any more information. Please help!
Membership shall be open, irrespective of nationality, religious opinion, age, sex, race, physical or mental ability to:
Individual Members: any individual service user over the age of 16, who subscribes to the objectives of the company and have complied with the procedure for application for membership
Group Member: any community transport organisation, voluntary group or community group that subscribes to the objectives of the company and have complied with the procedure for application for membership. Group Members shall have a right to vote at meetings using a nominated representative. No more than one individual nominated by each organisation may be a member of the organisation at any given time
Associate Members: Any other individual or body who has an interest in the organisation who is entitled to attend and speak at members meetings but will not have a vote.
Employees of the SCIO shall not be eligible for membership.
The SCIO is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no member, volunteer, employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, social status, sexual orientation or political belief.
Any person who wishes to become a member must submit to the SCIO, an application for membership along with a remittance to meet any annual membership subscription.
The Board may not, unless there are reasonable grounds to do so, refuse to admit any person, to Membership.
The Board shall confirm each application for membership at the first board meeting which is held after receipt of the application and payment.
If an application has been refused, an appeal may be made in writing to the Board, who shall consider the appeal at its next meeting after the appeal is received, and who shall respond in writing to the applicant within 21 days of the meeting. The decision on such appeals is final.