Form M1

Application for Direct Individual Membership of BCA (and BCRA)

  • Use this form to pay online for...
    • Direct Individual Membership (DIM) of BCA
    • Membership of BCRA
    • Joint Membership of two DIMs at one address
    • Upgrading from CIM to DIM category
  • You may pay online or download a printable form.
  • Even if you wish to pay by cheque, you can still complete the online form to save you having to print any paperwork.
  • If you wish to pay by cheque, please complete this online form first. It will give you a reference number to write on the back of your cheque when you post it to us.
  • UNDER-18s: BCA now offers free membership to under-18s. To apply, please use our under-18s application form. Do not use the form below.
  • You may subscribe to BCRA's periodical Cave & Karst Science (ISSN 1356-191X) without becoming a member of BCA using Form M4. This may be the cheaper option if you live overseas or do not need other benefits of membership.
  • The membership benefits available to Direct Individual Members include...
    • Insurance - Cover under BCA's third party public liability insurance scheme
    • Voting - Voting rights in the Association's general meetings and postal ballots
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1) Name
You may use this form for a single individual or for joint membership of two people living at the same address.
#1 forename: surname: membership #:

#2 forename: surname: membership #:

2) Address
  Address Country    
Building United Kingdom  
House# & Street Western Europe 
Locality Rest of Europe
Post Town Rest of World
UK Postcode    
3) InsuranceMembership Fee and Discounts Fee Elements   Sub-totals

Insurance: As a member you receive the benefit of third-party public liability insurance.Your membership fee includes a contribution towards the cost of providing third-party public liability insurance. Although the cover is the same, cavers pay a higher contribution than non-cavers.

Non-Caving Membership: Non-cavers are entitled to a discount on membership. If you are a non-caver, please un-tick the 'caver' box below.

Pre-paid insurancemembership: (including upgrades from CIM to DIM). If you have already paid a BCA insurancemembership fee for , please type the name of your caving club and the amount that you paid, in the box below.

Students: If you are a full-time undergraduate student or under 18 years, you can claim 50% off your BCA fees and free membership of BCRA. Please tick the box below.

Caver?  Pre-paid insurancemembership?  Student? Under 18 years?

Pre-paid insurancefee: (amount and club):

  Basic DIM fee  
  InsuranceAdditional membership fee
...for each active caver
  ...for each non-caver  
  ... for pre-paid cavers  
  Student Discount 50%  
4) Optional Membership of British Cave Research Association (BCRA)  
Join BCRA?  CKS on paper?
Gift Aid? yes no  

Gift Aid Declaration Members of BCRA (UK registered charity 267828) can assist the Association by completing a Gift Aid declaration, which allows us to recover the tax paid on the BCRA element of your subscription. Show Gift Aid Declaration

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made to the British Cave Research Association in the past year and in the future. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give during the qualifying period.
D. BCRA Supplement    
E. Overseas Postage
Sub-Total of Fees Due
5) Membership Period      
Membership for whole of
Total Amount Due    Your order confirmation on the next page will show a full breakdown of the cost
Confirm and Pay  

Optional Message: If you need to explain anything to us, please write a brief message here.


DATA PROTECTION: By submitting this form you are consenting to the information on the form being used by BCA and (where applicable) BCRA to provide membership services as described in BCA's Privacy Notice and (where applicable) in BCRA's Data Protection Notice

The Small Print   Show

Participation Statement
The BCA recognises that caving, cave diving and mine exploration are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Data Protection Policy
See BCA's Privacy Notice and (where applicable) BCRA's Data Protection NoticeBCA will guard the data of its members, subscribers and other customers in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and its Schedules. Personal data shall be obtained only for the specified purposes of i) administering membership, subscription and sales services and ii) mailing of items solicited by its customers. Additionally, email addresses will be stored for the purpose of administering web and email forums to which the customer has opted to subscribe and by such action indicated his agreement to any stated or implied terms and conditions. Data will not be disclosed to any third party nor used for any purpose other than those stated above without the express consent of the customer. Data may be stored at more than one location and may be stored on paper and in computer files.
Equality Statement
BCA will make its services available to all sections of the sporting community, and there will be no discrimination on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, colour, occupation, religion or political opinion. If you have not already done so, please complete and return the equality questionnaire. (MS Word version | PDF version). It is optional, but it helps BCA meet its obligations to the Sports Council.
Under-18s hidden from Jan 2015
BCA requests that you indicate if an applicant is under 18 years of age. This is helpful to the Regional Caving Councils as they have to supply such statistics to various bodies as part of their applications for funding (e.g. for training, access, projects, conservation and so on).

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