Membership categories

Friends Membership of the UK Cohousing Network

This membership category is for individuals who support the Network and have a long term interest in living in Cohousing. Friends can be members of Cohousing groups who hold a group membership, but they might also not have any affiliation to any Cohousing group.

Friends will:

  • Be able to nominate and elect Directors to the UKCN board
  • Be able to shape the policy agenda to support the delivery of Cohousing
  • Receive discounts on UKCN events
  • Access My UKCN area on the website

Membership Fees: £25 standard/ £15 low income per year

Group Membership of the UK Cohousing Network

This membership category is for Forming, Developing and Established Cohousing groups:

  • A Forming group is one in the process of setting up its membership, values and legal form.
  • A Developing Group is one in the process of developing their Cohousing homes and community.
  • A Established cohousing community currently living in the Cohousing community.

Groups will:

  • Be able to nominate and elect Directors to the UKCN board. A majority of appointed company Directors have to be elected from Member Groups
  • Be able to shape the policy agenda to support the delivery of Cohousing
  • Be able to post a profile directly in the groups directory on the UKCN website, with the UKCN membership logo
  • Be able to advertise properties on our website Market Place for free
  • Receive a marketing pack included in the first year of membership including 30 Cohousing leaflets with free postage (n/a for Established Groups)
  • Have access to use the UKCN membership logo
  • Receive discounts on UKCN events
  • Access My UKCN area on the website

Membership Fees: £55 per year for forming and developing groups, £40 for established groups

Associate Membership of the UK Cohousing Network

This membership category is for individuals, organisations and companies who support the Network and are engaged in Cohousing related activities.

Associates will:

  • Be able to advertise on our website Market Place for free
  • Be invited to attend UKCN events to meet potential clients
  • Have the use of the UKCN membership logo
  • Be able to become a UKCN Accredited Associate for free
  • Access My UKCN area on the website

Membership Fees: £250 per year for organisations; £100 per year for individuals

Please note: Submitting an online application form means we receive your application and once we have received payment, your membership will be confirmed and activated, although it is subject to approval by Directors of the UK Cohousing Network at the next Board meeting (which will not be unreasonably withheld).