There are 5 main types of membership:
(1) Provisional, age 16+
(2) Junior, age 16-17
(3) Full, age 18+
(4) Joint age 18+
(5) Retired (having reached the state retirement age)
Everyone must be a provisional member before he or she can become either
a junior or full member, depending on age. A junior member automatically
becomes a full member on reaching age 18. Joint membership is available
to couples who live together who have both been full members.
To join SWCC:
- (1) Become a provisional member
Send a completed provisional membership application form, along with
the requisite fee, to the Membership Secretary.
Forms can be downloaded [Word, Open Office, PDF]
or found in the black plastic folder by the notice board at SWCC HQ. Upon
acceptance of your application at the next committee meeting your provisional
membership will be valid for 12 months.
- (2) Get to know the members and the committee
In order to apply for full membership, you will need to have 2 proposers,
who can be anyone who has been a member of SWCC for at least 2 years.
They can introduce you to other club members, and help you to get involved
in club activities. It is advisable, though it should not be considered
essential, that you get to be known by a few of the current committee
After at least six months, and before the anniversary of your provisional
membership, you can apply for full membership. Your name, and those of
your 2 proposers, should be displayed on the notice board for at least
6 weeks prior to the committee meeting at which your application will
be decided (see calendar for dates).
Send a completed full membership application form [Word, Open Office, PDF] (or available at SWCC HQ),
along with a letter of proposal from each of your proposers, and the requisite
fee, to the Membership Sec
in good time for the meeting.
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Membership Subscription and BCA Rates 2016/2017
Membership now runs from September 1st, renewable every year, and you
must pay within 2 months to retain your membership.
October 1st 2016
(one or both)
Special Offer! £10
|BCA* active caver
additional £17 per person
|BCA active caver
full-time student or under 18
additional £8 per person
|BCA non - active caver
additional £6 per person
Please pay both your SWCC subs and BCA subs together. For example:
Full active caver member £47+£17=£64
Retired non-active caver £33+£6=£39
Joint active caver couple £68+£17+17=£102
How To Pay
Its easiest if you would pay your combined SWCC and BCA subs using on-line banking - full details here.
If you don't use on-line banking, then post your cheque to our Membership Secretary.
Cheques to be made payable to SWCC. We
cannot take subs through the hut sheets.
If your particular combination doesn't appear here, or if you are a Provisional
Member, please contactour Membership Secretary for assistance as you may get a discount.
*British Caving Association subs:
This includes 3rd party liability insurance at
a level appropriate to your caving activity and all members must choose which category they fit into. These subs are collected
via SWCC but are separate from the SWCC membership subs. If you have already
joined the BCA via another route there is no additional fee (e.g. Individual
BCA member, via another BCA caving club or cave divers group), but your
BCA Insurance Card Number must be provided.
Please note that this insurance does not cover injury to yourself.