Join the Kensington Society

The annual subscription for individual membership is £15 per year. This will keep you up-to-date with planning in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, society events and the annual report. Many members decide to give more than this by way of a donation.

More about the advantages of joining the Kensington Society can be found in our membership leaflet.

Click on the “Join us” button to register as member of the Kensington Society. Please read the details below first.

New membership

When clicking the button above, you will be taken to our new online membership registration. Please select “Member – £15” in the dropdown list.

You can also give a donation of your choice to the Kensington Society in the field “Donation”.

As we are a charity, you can give a little extra, at no cost to you, by leaving the Gift Aid box ticked. This will enable us to reclaim 25p of tax for every £1 you give us. If you do not qualify to give Gift Aid, please untick that box.

Once you have entered your name and contact details, you can go to the next page, where the entered details will be displayed. If you need to do corrections, just click the “Back” button, otherwise proceed to “Checkout”, where you are given the options to pay by immediately through your PayPal account or with a credit/debit card (administrated by PayPal), pay by bank transfer, or pay by standing order.

Before selecting the preferred pay button, you can at this stage, under “More Checkout Options”, register an additional member. If you do, you will afterwards be taken back to the checkout page and can then click on the preferred pay button.

If you pay via bank transfer or standing order

If you have selected to pay via bank transfer, you will receive an email with our bank details.

If you have selected to pay via standing order, you will receive an email with a fillable membership form which incorporates a standing order form, so you can either arrange a standing order with your bank or post the filled out form to the Kensington Society to authorise an annual standing order.

Paying via PayPal or with a credit/debit card makes you a member immediately, but if you pay via bank transfer or standing order, you will not be a member until the Kensington Society has received the money from your bank.

Need a new standing order?

If you only need a new standing order form – either because you are an existing member who joined before we introduced our new online membership system, or because you have lost the standing order emailed to you through the new system – please go to our archive page, where you can download the combined membership and standing order form. You find it in the right-hand column on that page.

The Kensington Society privacy policy

As a result of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, the Kensington Society has formulated its own privacy policy, which can be accessed here.

Page updated 12/04/2021