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Voluntary Membership

If your business is not located within the BID area, you can still benefit from membership of Lincoln BIG.

Businesses located outside of the levy area, can become Voluntary Members of Lincoln. More information on the benefits and costs associated with Voluntary Membership are listed below:

As a member of Lincoln BIG you will have:-

  • access to our low-cost parking and bus passes for levy payers and their staff;
  • full membership of the Lincoln BIG Security Group including membership pack and security alerts;
  • low-cost radio leasing at a cost of £200 plus VAT per annum;
  • access to membership of the City Centre or Uphill Pubwatch Schemes for licenced premises.  This includes exclusions of persons through the two schemes. 
  • the ability to contact our City Centre Wardens to remove graffiti and report back or tackle other public realm issues affecting your business;
  • membership – ability to join our Loyalfree app free of charge.  The app allows you an online marketplace presence to sell goods and services, set up a profile and upload your offers for visitors to the city to download.  This also give you free advertising. 
  • membership of the Healthy High Street Group which is held quarterly and acts as a strategic group to form the High Street agenda to include: footfall data information, influence major events and participate in events which drive footfall to businesses.
  • the facility to participate in events, campaigns and initiatives;
  • free invitation to launch events;
  • reduced hire rates for banner spaces;
  • access to free training through our partners;
  • member discounts on marketing campaigns and opportunities;
  • access to our publications including City Talk e-newsletter, annual Events Planner and Annual Report;
  • Collaboration 4 Growth – access to free business support activities and grants (if eligible for ERDF support);
  • In Bloom - hanging basket, city flags and a Christmas tree at a discounted rate for levy payers;
  • an invitation (without voting rights) to the Lincoln BIG AGM.

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Membership Rates

The rates below apply on an annual basis from July and are based on the number of employees in year of payment. Members joining mid-year will be charged on a pro-rata basis. 

  • 5 or less employees: £150 + VAT 
  • Under 50 employees: £500 + VAT
  • Under 100 employees​: £1,000 + VAT 
  • Over 100 employees: A tailored package