Building an organisation of mass membership is essential to the future of OBU. The aim is to build an organisation that brings the Black community together, regardless of our differences to work collectively to solve the challenges we face. We therefore need to make the organisation accountable to Black communities and this can only be the case if we have the people in the community on board.
Mass membership is also essential because we cannot rely on the government or other public funding bodies for long term funding. Funding can be cut or reduced and funders can make unreasonable demands such as a change of our activities to suit their politics. We must look to ourselves for our core funding. Therefore, we have set membership fees to join the organisation, which can be paid monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annually:
£5 monthly; £15 Quarterly; £30 half Yearly; £55 Annually
Concession rate for students, unwaged and over 65s:
£4 monthly; £12 Quarterly; £24 Half Yearly ; £44 Annually
Methods of Payment
Direct Debit: Our direct debits are managed through Gocardless.com, which is regulated by the Royal Bank of Scotland. If you choose to pay by direct debit you will receive an email asking to confirm your direct debit instructions
Paying by direct debit is the only way to pay monthly
Cheque: Cheques are payable to 'Organisation of Black Unity' and need to be sent to 97-99 Linwood Road, Handsworth Birmingham, B21 9ES
Cash: If you are paying by cash please visit your nearest HSBC branch and use your name as a reference number.
HSBC Account Details:
Account name: Organisation of Black Unity
Sort Code: 40-11-18
Account Number: 54770358
Bank Transfer: Payment by bank transfer can only be made for annual membership fees. To pay by bank transfer use the above details and your name as the payment reference
Paypal: See payment options below. Please note that these include a small admin charge.
Please complete the online form below and make arrangements to pay your membership fee. Your membership will not be confirmed until we have recieved payment. Also please email a passport sized photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that you can be issued with a membership card.
If you would prefer to print off your membership form, you can download below and send it to 180-182 Soho Hill, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1AG. Please feel free to print off forms and give them to anyone who may be interested.