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The Friends of The National Archives is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), whose members have various powers under its constitution. These powers include voting on amendments to the constitution; to elect trustees; to put resolutions to General Meetings of the members; to vote on amalgamation or transfer of assets to another CIO and dissolution of the CIO.

Under charity law all CIO members have a duty to exercise these members’ powers in the way they consider in good faith is most likely to further the CIO’s charitable purposes. The constitution requires that you confirm your acceptance of this duty to become a full voting member of the CIO. If you do not agree to exercise the powers vested in members then your application cannot be accepted.

By applying for membership you acknowledge and agree to exercise these powers, and your name will be then be entered into the Register of Members.

We offer a range of membership subscription options that take account of concessions (under 26 and over 60), automatic renewals and choices in how the members’ magazine is received.

We offer joint membership for two living at the same address. There is also a life membership available, and special rates for charity and research organisations. Our annual membership is for 12 months from date of joining.

Please click on ‘Membership Application’ in white letters in the grey bar at the top of the page.

Please see the attached link for the Friends’ Equality and Diversity Policy.