Meridian Programme Associate Membership

Registration Form

After you have completed and submitted this form, you will be redirected to our payment page. All financial transactions are handled on our behalf by the secure service of WorldPay.
First Name*
Last Name*
Date of Birth
Address (contd.)
Address (contd.)
Postal/Zip code
Profession 2 (if any)
Special Interests (1)
Special Interests (2)
Special Interests (3)

Financial Contribution

Associate Membership involves a flexible financial contribution. You determine the actual amount by self-assessment based on a proportion of your available income. This puts all the power of decision-making in your own hands, whilst retaining complete confidentiality concerning the details of your personal income. It also ensures that financial circumstances debar no-one from becoming an Associate.
  • Calculate your annual available income. [To some that may mean "after tax and national insurance", for others "after deductions for housing, bills etc.", and for yet others "what is left at the end of the month". Any change in personal circumstances is reflected in the amount of available income.]
  • Determine the maximum, sustainable, proportion of available income that you can afford to contribute to the work of the Meridian Programme [e.g. 10%; 5%; 2%; 1%; ½%; etc.]. Any shift in your commitment to the Programme will influence the percentage you choose to contribute.
  • Choose the most convenient payment period, i.e. monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annually.
  • Enter the amount of your initial contribution in the box provided.
Contribution every:
  Month     Quarter     6Month     Year  
First Contribution:
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Joining Donation:
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The Meridian Programme is hosted by the Unit for Research into Changing Institutions (URCHIN), a UK Charitable Trust, Reg. No. 284542. For us to reclaim tax under the GiftAid scheme you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that URCHIN (Meridian) reclaims on your contributions in the tax year (currently 28p for each £1 you give). You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying us. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax equal to the tax that we reclaim, you can cancel this declaration. If you pay tax at a higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.
I am a UK taxpayer
I want all contributions/donations to be GiftAid until I tell you otherwise

Data Protection:

In signing this form you agree that we can hold in our database the details about you given above. We will take steps to protect your personal data and we will not disclose these details to anybody without your consent.
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What Happens Next:

  • When you submit this form, you will have a chance to check the information.
  • After final submission to Meridian, you will be redirected to the "payment page" which links you to the secure WorldPay servers. [Make a note of the currency and total amount you wish to pay, ready for entry on the "payment page".]
  • WorldPay will only accept: Mastercard, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Switch, JCB, and Solo cards.
  • For currencies other than GBP, EUR, or USD, you will need to calculate the equivalent amount in GBP before entering it on the "payment page" (Use currency converter below). Your credit card will, of course, be charged in your home currency.
  • Next, you will receive e-mail acknowledgment of your Registration containing a copy of the details submitted.
  • Then, when payment has been processed, you will receive your Associate Membership Certificate containing your personal Membership ID.


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