As we know, the Third Sector is diverse and includes large multi-million-pound national charitable organisations as well as small self-funded groups and organisations. It is because of this diversity that the Chamber has had some anomalies in applying their fee structure, which is based on the number of paid employees.
Community Action Wirral has been working in partnership with Wirral Chamber to agree on a fee structure that takes the needs of the sector into account. After exploring several models, we have decided that a generous discount would be the best outcome. This is less complicated than applying a ‘pick and mix’ of services and benefits that may or may not be useful. This way, the sector can benefit from the whole package that membership offers, even if not all services are utilised.
Third Sector members will, therefore, receive a 50% discount off their annual Chamber membership effective 1st March 2017. For a small organisation with up to 4 employees, this could mean as little as £100 a year which could be paid in instalments. With a membership package with benefits far exceeding this in value, it is definitely worth looking into.
Paula Basnett, CEO Wirral Chamber of Commerce commented: “We are delighted to announce that Community Action Wirral has negotiated a 50% fee reduction for our Third Sector members. This will still provide our Third Sector members with the many benefits that being a Chamber member brings. We very much look forward to continuing our work with Community Action Wirral and supporting our Third Sector members”.