Membership 2015

Following a governance review, Parkour UK implemented a new governance structure at our 2014 AGM and subsequent EGM in November 2014. One of the governance changes voted for by members was the change the categories of membership available to organisations with Parkour UK. A summary of those changes are detailed below:

Removing the voting category of ‘founding members’

  • To address the ‘Grandfather’ clause highlighted by the UK Recognition Panel & also the UK Sports Councils
  • That we only have organisations as voting members of the company/NGB and not indviduials
  • That member organisation(s) may only be represented on the Board by one director at any one time

Only have organisations in membership, no individuals. Having three voting categories:

  • Associate (no subscription fee, non-voting)
  • Affiliate (subscription fee, 1 vote)
  • Accredited (subscription fee, 2 votes) – only available to members that have previously held an Affiliate membership for 1 year or more and have successfully applied for and attained PK Mark

(Please see further down for the various benefits attached to each level of membership)

Introduction of annual membership fees for members.

  • Membership fee for Associate = FREE
  • Membership fee for Affiliate members is = £100+VAT per member organisations + statutory insurance fee
  • Membership fee for Accredited members is = £100+VAT per member organisations + statutory insurance fee (Once member are eligible for this category of membership)

As of the 2014 AGM and subsequent EGM in November 2014 ALL members at that current time & any new members taken into membership would now default to Associate category membership, until the 2015 membership cycle is launched and available for members and/or new members to select their category of membership for 2015.

Today we are launching the 2015 memberships, detailed below are the membership packages:

Associate Membership

  • No subscription fee
  • Able to attend Congress and/or Special Congress
  • Professional support, advice and guidance of the NGB
  • Part of the recognised NGB for Parkour/Freerunning in the UK
  • Organisation development advice
  • Access to exclusive Parkour/Freerunning specific insurance for individuals via the Parkour Professionals Register
  • Access to eDBS checking system
  • Discounts on Parkour UK Awards, CPD & Qualifications
  • Advice & Guidance on facility development and funding opportunities
  • Organisation Facebook page like, Twitter and Instagram follow – which we also use to promote your organisation
  • Full listing on the Parkour UK website
  • Certificate of membership
  • Use of Parkour UK Associate logo

Affiliate Membership – in addition to the above receive:

  • Voting Member of 1 vote at Congress and/or Special Congress
  • £100+VAT subscription fee
  • Optional organisational insurance @ £400 ​p.a​ – Parkour/Freerunning specific Combined Liability Insurance (Public Liability Insurance @ £10m, Employers Liability @ £10m, Directors & Officers @ £5m & Legal Defence Costs @ £250,000) for the organisation of Parkour/Freerunning events and activities in accordance with Parkour UK guidelines and recognised and designated environments. Insurance is valid up to 31st Dec 2015 & the premium is pro-rata from the date of membership.
  • FREE use of RunAClub (A cloud-based, easy to use, administration system for people who run community clubs and groups, usually costs £200+VAT & £149+VAT annual subscription fee) – see attached information
  • Utilisation of Participant UK (A on-line registration, payments and customer management system)
  • Increased discounts on Parkour UK Awards, CPD & Qualifications
  • Support to progress to Accredited Membership via PK Mark (see info in Accredited membership below)
  • Use of Parkour UK Affiliate logo

Accredited Membership (available for applications from 2016 onwards) – in addition to the above receive:

  • Only available to members that have previously held an Affiliate membership for 1 year or more and have successfully applied for and attained PK Mark
  • Achievement of PK Mark – an accreditation scheme for member organisations, based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of organisational development:
    • Activity Programmes – e.g coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios, women & girls, disability, older people etc.
    • Duty of care and welfare – e.g appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and safeguarding policies.
    • Knowing your organisation and your community – this ensures that your organisation is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain participants from your local community.
    • Organisational management – covers issues to do with governance and structures and the general running of the organisation.
  • Voting Member of 2 votes at Congress and/or Special Congress
  • £100+VAT subscription fee
  • Mandatory Organisational Insurance @ £400 ​p.a​ – Parkour/Freerunning specific Combined Liability Insurance (Public Liability Insurance @ £10m, Employers Liability @ £10m, Directors & Officers @ £5m & Legal Defence Costs @ £250,000) for the organisation of Parkour/Freerunning events and activities in accordance with Parkour UK guidelines and recognised and designated environments. Insurance is valid up to 31st Dec 2015 & the premium is pro-rata from the date of membership.
  • Enhanced discounts on Parkour UK Awards, CPD & Qualifications
  • Use of Parkour UK Accredited logo, a sign of quality & high performing organisation

Organisations are encouraged to take-out or renew their membership with Parkour UK using our websiteprior to Monday 6th July 2015 so that member organisations are eligible to attend (all members) and/or vote at our AGM on 21st July 2015 (Affiliate Members). Please do feel free to encourage other organisations to join Parkour UK. 

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