Membership is open to everyone with a keen interest in grassland whether it be farming, research, or just a general interest and the pursuit of the Society objectives.
Our annual membership fee is £60 per person and discounted membership of £30 is available for those who are retired and students (under 25 years of age or older but still in full-time education). In order to claim this special rate, ID must be provided. Our preferred payment method is Direct Debit, but our various payments methods are below.
Please note that as of the 2016 AGM held on 20 June, standing orders as a method of payment for NEW members is no longer an option. BGS would also like to bring as many members currently paying by standing order onto an alternative payment method, the preference being Direct Debit. (This is because some standing orders are difficult to amend which can lead to payment problems, including overpayment, which we would rather avoid). members wishing to change a standing order instructio to a Direct Debit can download the form under 'publications' at the bottom of this page to instruct their bank.
Subscription to our scientific society is tax deductible in the United Kingdom.
Membership of the BGS offers many benefits: society journals, the bursary award scheme, conferences, seminars, workshops, member discounts and much more.
Our preferred payment method is Direct Debit, with the major advantage for you of not having to worry about renewing your membership each year, we do the work for you. Plus, this reduces our admin costs, allowing BGS to do more for you and the Society. Therefore, we offer a fee reduction up to £15 (full member) and £10 (retired and students) for those using our preferred method. Overseas members are unable to take advantage of Direct Debit, so the reduced rate is available to you as standard. Please complete our Membership Form here and Direct Debit form through the icon below and return to the BGS office by email or by post. Existing members are urged to change to Direct Debit by completing the same form and returning to the BGS Office.
Cheques are to be made payable to British Grassland Society. It is the members responsibility to ensure that the fee being paid is correct to minimise BGS admin costs on invoicing for differences/under payments. New members must complete the membership form above.
If you wish to pay your membership by bank transfer (bacs), please contact the BGS office for bank details. New members must complete the membership form above and existing members are required to notify the BGS office of your payment details, so your payment can be identified and reconciled.
Membership renewal is 1st January each year. Invoices will be issued in January each year for those NOT paying by Standing Order or Direct Debit. Overseas payments are accepted by credit card, Eurocheque or through a London Clearing Bank.
BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.