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Voluntary Membership

Businesses below the BID levy of £6,000 rateable value or outside of the BID area can become a member of Lincoln BIG today and benefit from our range of membership benefits.

Voluntary members will benefit from:

  • Full listing of the ‘Shop Lincoln’ website with interactive map location pin and ability to post special offers*
  • Listing on the Lincoln BIG Business Directory
  • Our monthly City Talk e-newsletter with details of issues affecting business, events, training and business support. A profile for each new business is also offered free in this to let other traders know who you are.
  • Full membership of any local trader forums including Bailgate Area Guild, Brayford Business Forum – this will include receiving agendas and minutes.
  • Full membership of the Lincoln BIG Security Group including membership pack, security alerts, exclusion scheme and low cost radio leasing if required.
  • For licensed businesses, access to membership of the City Centre or Uphill Pub Watch Schemes including exclusions.
  • The ability to call our City Centre Wardens to remove graffiti and report back or tackle other public realm issues affecting your business.
  • Reduced hire rates for public spaces for promotion and events
  • FREE standard listing on*
  • Visit Lincoln’s corporate e-newsletter updating on what’s on and marketing opportunities available
  • Member discounts on marketing campaigns and opportunities
  • £50 discount for our In Bloom package including hanging baskets(s), St Georges Flag, Lincolnshire Day Flag and a Christmas tree when booked through an approved contractor.
  • Access to low cost parking and business season tickets and free cycle locker hire for you and your employees
  • 10% discount on all Lincoln merchandise at the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre
  • An invitation (without voting rights) to the Lincoln BIG AGM

​​* For applicable businesses only - retail for and hospitality for

Membership Rates

These rates are per rateable value rate of your premises inc VAT:

  • Below £6,000: £50
  • Between £6,000 and £20,000:​ £120
  • Between £20,000 and £50,000: £250
  • Over £50,000​: £500

How to Join

To find out more contact Sharon Stone, Membership Coordinator at Lincoln BIG, on 01522 545233 or by email.

Or to join, simply complete the application form and return to: Membership, Lincoln BIG, 3-5 St Swithins Square, Lincoln LN2 1HA.