Join BEFS

Please find details of membership criteria, benefits and rates below.

We are keen to expand our membership

We are keen to expand membership of the Forum and welcome applications. Membership is open to bodies that meet the following criteria:

  • Are a non-governmental organisation, recognised professional body, corporation or company
  • Support BEFS Corporate Objects as outlined below

BEFS is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The liability of Members is limited to £1. Members nominate up to two representatives and have voting rights. For information on matters of governance, please see BEFS Articles of Association.

Organisations and individuals that are not eligible to become a Member can join as an Associate. Associates of BEFS should meet the following criteria:

  • Organisations wishing to be kept informed of BEFS activities
  • OR government departments, agencies or non-departmental public bodies
  • OR private individuals

BEFS Corporate Objects

(a) To protect and conserve the environment for the public benefit by promoting the efficient application of resources and co-operation for exclusively charitable purposes between voluntary and professional bodies that are concerned with the management, protection, conservation and enhancement of Scotland’s entire built environment.

(b) To advance the education of the public in relation to the protection, conservation, enhancement, understanding and enjoyment of Scotland’s built environment and associated cultural heritage.

Subscription rates for 2019/2020

MEMBER£210
ASSOCIATE£105
ASSOCIATE (Individual)£20

If you have any questions please contact us.



 

 

Inform

 

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

ASSOCIATE BENEFITS

receive fortnightly Bulletin on strategic policy and parliamentary activity relevant to the built environmentreceive fortnightly Bulletin on strategic policy and parliamentary activity relevant to the built environment
receive strategic policy and parliamentary updates via working groups and briefingsreceive strategic policy and parliamentary updates via working groups and briefings
receive invitations to BEFS training events specifically designed to be of strategic interest to the sectorreceive invitations to BEFS training events specifically designed to be of strategic interest to the sector

Debate

 

 

discuss strategic policy by participating in free consultation workshopsdiscuss strategic policy by participating in free consultation workshops
strengthen connections through networking with colleagues across the sector at conferences, an annual lecture and other eventsstrengthen connections through networking with colleagues across the sector at conferences, an annual lecture and other events
complimentary facilitation services available to members – limited availability – contact BEFS directly for further informationreduced rate facilitation services available to members – limited availability – contact BEFS directly for further information

Evaluate

 

 

be supported to evaluate the benefits of the historic environment as delivered through collective effort across the sector and beyond, as aligned with the aims of Scotland’s Historic Environment Strategy, Our Place in Time.be supported to evaluate the benefits of the historic environment as delivered through collective effort across the sector and beyond, as aligned with the aims of Scotland’s Historic Environment Strategy, Our Place in Time.
examine what works well through case studies and work collaboaratively to identify where additional attention is neededexamine what works well through case studies and work collaboaratively to identify where additional attention is needed

Advocate

 

 

 

shape strategic policy by contributing to BEFS consultation responses with option to ‘sign up’ and secure co-ordinated input into policy and legislative developments  by participating in working groupsshape strategic policy by contributing to BEFS consultation responses with option to ‘sign up’ and secure co-ordinated input into policy and legislative developments  by participating in working groups
actively engage in BEFS advocacy activities on behalf of its membership and the wider interests of the historic environment, enabling added value and capacity building, especially for smaller organisations in the sectoractively engage in BEFS advocacy activities on behalf of its membership and the wider interests of the historic environment, enabling added value and capacity building, especially for smaller organisations in the sector
influence BEFS policy direction
chair working groups and task forces
nominate an individual to BEFS Board
influence the direction of BEFS with a vote at the AGM

To apply for membership of BEFS, please complete our application form.

Application Form