Membership rates

Members pay an annual subscription on a sliding scale which is based on their grant expenditure in the previous financial year. Please exclude administrative costs and any expenditure other than on grants.

Total of grants awarded in 2017 Full Associate*
£0 - £50,000   £100 £100
£50,001 - £100,000   £165 £135
£100,001 - £150,000  £240 £170
£150,001 - £200,000  £340 £240
£200,001 - £250,000  £460 £330
£250,001 - £300,000   £620 £435
£300,001 - £500,000   £920 £685
£500,001 - £750,000   £1,185 £885
£750,001 - £1,000,000   £1,575 £1,185
£1,000,001 - £1,500,000 £2,115 £1,595
£1,500,001 - £2,000,000   £2,750 £2,050
£2,000,001 - £2,500,000  £3,565 £2,695
£2,500,001 - £3,000,000   £4,240 £3,195
£3,000,001 - £4,000,000   £4,765 £3,585
£4,000,001 - £5,000,000  £5,480 £4,050

Above £5,000,001

negotiated individually subject to a minimum of: 

 

£6,280

 

£4,590

If you are a grant-making charity based outside the UK please see our Information for non-UK Members.

*Affiliate members pay on the same scale as Associate members.

Subscriptions are fixed according to the level of grants that an organisation is responsible for overseeing, excluding the organisation’s own administration/support costs. The audited accounts used should be the most recently available ones. If two or more organisations are administered jointly, we would expect the subscription to reflect the combined grants figure.

The subscription year runs from January to December. New members joining in mid-year pay a proportion of the full year's rate, calculated in whole months, with rounding to the nearest £5. Please contact ACF if you have any difficulty calculating your subscription. 

ACF welcomes contributions over and above the rates stated, in order to help with our work in promoting the effectiveness of grant-making trusts.

We support UK foundations and grant-making charities