Join The Orchard Project today!
It’s our vision for every urban community to have access to an orchard. Because we believe that community orchards can be transformative. That’s why we create 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 orchard heritage alive. Not just that, orchards provide delicious, fresh fruit for free in the heart of a community. Orchards are remarkable.
If you agree, and want to join the kind people who feel the same, then sign up to become a member of The Orchard Project now. By taking out a membership and making a monthly donation, you can help make our vision come true.
The Orchard Project is the only national charity solely dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. Your membership and support will help us bring communities together, train orchard volunteers to learn new skills, reconnect people to the rich cultural heritage of orchards, and improve urban green spaces for everyone to enjoy.
Be a pioneer
Our membership scheme is new. Be one of our first 100 members – forever to be known and revered as The Orchard Project’s pioneer members.
We offer the following three membership options – all involve a monthly donation via Direct Debit:
£12 per month // £20 per month // Other (Please note there is a minimum donation of £4 per month.)
Whatever the size of your gift, we thank you for it! All income raised will be used to help us create and restore more community orchards across the country.
All members will receive the following benefits:
- A membership welcome pack with factsheets, postcards, fridge magnet, and unique pin badge of our logo (see image below)
- Regular member news and updates of how your donation is making a difference
- Invites to events
- And of course, the feel good factor that comes with supporting community orchards!
Members who donate £20 per month or more, will receive an extra annual gift, currently a bottle of our Local Fox Dry London Cider – made by The Orchard Project from apples harvested by volunteers and grown in the community orchards we work with.
Don’t miss out on the chance to show you care about community orchards.
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 donation here. Thank you!
How long does membership last for?
Membership lasts as long as your Direct Debit is active. If you make a one-off donation, 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.
I would like to sponsor a tree rather than take out a membership
We offer a tree sponsorship if you want to help us plant and nurture a new fruit tree in a community orchard. Benefits include a tree sponsorship certificate and a chance to add a message to our tree dedication book. You can sponsor a tree here. Thank you!