Individual Associates | Global Connections

Individual Associates

We’re delighted that you are considering linking with the network. Being an individual associate is open to those who accept the Basis of Faith and Cooperation and support the Objects. We want the application process to be simple but if you’ve any questions do get back to Evan Winter or David Wright.

Who can join?

Individual Associate status is open to anyone who accepts the statement of faith and basis of cooperation and supports the objects of Global Connections. This category of membership is not available to anyone currently working with a mission agency or church.

Why should you join?

1. Involvement with members

Involvement with a large network of organisations, groups and individuals interested in mission

2. Networking

Throughout the year there is a variety of events and forums, covering a vast range of topics and issues. There is probably one that fits you. Members attend at greatly discounted prices.

3. Information resource

Looking for that resource you cannot find? We are here to help. Maybe we don't know, but someone in the network will.

4. Insurances and Group Life Cover

Through our partnership with Banner Financial Services and MasterPolicy we have negotiated special travel and medical insurance schemes, insurances to enable compliance with the Package Travel Regulations, as well as a unique Group Life Assurance scheme with especially favourable terms for overseas workers.

5. Pensions

Global Connections provides access to group personal pension schemes both for UK staff and for mission partners overseas. The schemes are with Zurich Insurance and are administered by Independent Financial Advisers, Prosperitas Financial Solutions.

How much does it cost?

 

Assessable income

Contribution

1

Greater than £5m

£ 940

2

£2m to £5m

£ 575

3

£1m to £2m

£ 325

4

£500,000 to £1m

£ 210

5

£250,000 to £500,000

£125

6

£100,000 to £250,000

£85

7

Under £100,000

£65

Global Connections brings together many different agencies with a diversity of ways of working. That diversity is often a reflection of different historical backgrounds, church affiliations and functions.

It is also reflected in the way in which an agency handles its financial affairs.  For example, some make public appeals, others do not.  Some pool all of their income, others have developed a highly personalised system of support for their missionaries.  Some spend most of their income on projects, others on people.

To try to be fair to all, we have devised the following guidelines for calculating your contributions. Please base your calculations on your latest audited or examined annual accounts. Contact us if you need further guidance.

Income which should be included:

  • Donation Income, including gifts for the support of personnel and ongoing projects
  • Income directly related to the activities of the charity
  • Investment income and interest

Income which should be excluded:

  • Gifts towards one off capital projects of a non-routine nature
  • Gifts with a specific restriction of a non-regular type;
  • Gifts which are of an unusually large amount which distort the income trend
How do you join?

All individual associates must be in agreement with the Global Connections’ Basis of Faith and Cooperation and agree to pay the annual subscription of £65. This runs for 12 months from the date of each payment.

Please complete the online application form under 'How do we join?' or print off and return the completed application form and send by email to ewinter@globalconnections.org.uk or by post to Global Connections, Caswell Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1QD.

Your application will be processed as quickly as possible at which point we will contact you. The trustees reserve the right not to accept a application for individual associate status or to remove an associate if they deem it to be in the best interests of the network.

The basis of faith and co-operation can be found here
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