Membership charges

How much does it cost?

All Red Rope charges are scaled according to income. This means that it is very cheap for the low paid or unwaged while a bit more (but still great value) for the more wealthy.

All members pay an annual subscription charge, which runs until end of December. People joining online in the second half of the year get a reduction.

This charge is based on your ‘relevant income’ – see below for details as to how to work this out.

Join Red Rope or  renew from November 2018  and you’ll get a whole year’s membership to December 2019

If you  were a member of Red Rope in 2018 it’s  time to renew for next year!

Any Member joining or renewing from November 2018 on,  will get a full year’s membership until end of December 2019.

!!All members need to renew by end of January 2019 at the latest,  for 2019 – an email will be sent out in November.

What’s my Subscription?

To calculate your subscription fee, work out your monthly (or weekly) ‘relevant income’,  and then look up your band in the table below. This tells you how much to pay and what ‘band’ to put on the Membership Form.

Working out your ‘Relevant income’

  1. Work out your total income from all sources, including interest on savings, all benefits including child benefit and tax credit, and rent from lodgers or sub-tenants
  2. Include housing benefit (if you have it) up to £75 per week (£325 a month).
  3. Deduct tax and National Insurance contributions only (not occupational pension contributions, SAYE, mortgage repayments etc.)
  4. If you have dependents, e.g. children, one parent/carer per family may deduct a further £20 per week (£87 per month) from their income.
  5. If your income varies from month to month, total the relevant income for the past three months and divide by thirteen (for weekly figure) or three (for monthly income)
  6. Then find your band and your charge for a years’ membership

Your ‘income band’ is based on your relevant income, as follows:

(Please note – if you’re a NEW joiner joining after July 1st, you can reduce your annual fee by 50%, to take you to the end of the year)

Band Weekly relevant income Monthly relevant income Annual Subscription
5 £616 and above £2666 and above £50
4 up to £615 up to £2665 £40
3 up to £400 up to £1733 £28
2 up to £275 up to £1192 £19
1 up to £180 up to £780 £12.50

NOTE: These rates are applicable from Nov 2018 for 2019 membership (same rates as previous year)

Red Rope is founded on socialist principles and a concept of sharing. The bands are intended as a guide to a minimum subscription. You may adopt a higher band if you feel that is where you should be.

To Join or Renew online: the link below will open a tab with our WebCollect page ( this will enable you to pay online using GoCardless or sending a cheque):

REDROPEWALKINGANDCLIMBING home on WebCollect 

If you prefer to fill in a paper form and post  a cheque – print off the Membership Form from the link below and send it with your cheque to the Membership Sec. (address on the form) Membership Form PDF file: RedRope Membership Form 2019

Help about using PDF files

Renewing your Membership

The club’s membership year will run from January to December. When it is time to renew you’ll get a reminder by email, telling you how to renew your membership.

Membership renewals for 2019  – renew from November 2018 until Dec 2019

If you  were a member of Red Rope in 2018 it’s  time to renew for next year!

Any Member renewing from November 2018 onwards  will get a full year’s membership until end of December 2019.

!!!All members need to renew by end of January 2019 at the latest,  for 2019.