Calling orchard enthusiasts. Join The Orchard Project today!
We believe that community orchards can be transformative. That’s why we create them and restore them in towns and cities across the country. Orchards change places and communities, they can be bursting with wildlife and they keep our rich orcharding heritage alive. Not just that, but orchards provide delicious, fresh fruit for free in the heart of a community. Orchards are remarkable.
If you agree, and want to join the many kind people who feel the same, then sign up to become a member of The Orchard Project now.
By making a monthly gift today, you can help make our dream of every community in the UK having access to an orchard come true.
Be one of the first to sign up to become a “pioneer member” and we’ll send you an exclusive free gift as a token of our appreciation.
Why “pioneer”? Well, if you take almost any piece of land in this country and leave it untouched, it will go through a process of change known as “natural succession” to become, in time, a woodland. Towards the start of that long process, come plants called “pioneer species” – the early ones that get the ball rolling.
One pioneer plant on its own is often small, but when you bring them together they are transformative.
That’s why we want to honour the people who are willing to be pioneers. Don’t miss out on the chance to show you care about community orchards.
Membership benefits and levels
We want anyone that likes what we do to be able to join up, so our basic membership operates on a ‘pay-as-you-feel’ basis. You choose what you can offer us every month and we will put it to good use.
If you can pay a little extra, we also offer “Silver Apple” and “Golden Apple” memberships with additional member benefits, including a free tree sponsorship for Golden Apple members (see below).
|Standard Membership||Silver Apple Member||Golden Apple Member|
|Cost per month||Pay what you feel||£20||£30|
|The pride and satisfaction of helping to provide more community orchards||✔||✔||✔|
|Regular member news and updates from The Orchard Project||✔||✔||✔|
|Invites to The Orchard Project events||✔||✔||✔|
|Invite to a special annual ‘Silver and Golden Apple’ members event||✔||✔|
|An annual gift, currently a bottle of Orchard Project juice/cider||✔||✔|
|Extra insider and exclusive information before anyone else||✔||✔|
|Personal annual updates from the job-share co-CEOs||✔|
|Tree sponsorship and dedication (and all associated benefits – see below)||✔|
We’d love you to join our new network of orchard supporters across the country.
Golden Apple memberships include tree sponsorship. This means we’ll use part of your membership fee to plant and nurture a new fruit tree in a community orchard.
You can discover more on our tree sponsorship scheme on our dedicated page. As well as all the member benefits, you’ll also receive a sponsorship certificate, updates on progress and a chance to add a message to our tree dedication book.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t like direct debits. Can I make a one off donation?
Although direct debits are easier to track and cost less to process, we understand they are not for everyone. You can make a one-off gift here.
How long does membership last for?
Membership lasts as long as your direct debit is active. If you make a one-off gift, then membership will last for one year from your gift.
How will you use my membership gift?
We will use it where the need is greatest. This will include running more planting days, organising events and looking after existing orchards.
Can I do a joint or family membership?
Yes. It’s the same price for an individual or a family. Just let us know when you sign up who your membership is for.
Can an orchard group join?
Absolutely. We would love you to. It’s the same as for an individual – just choose your membership and let us know your group’s name.
Does membership give me any voting rights?
Our membership scheme is a fundraising initiative and does not confer any legal or voting rights.