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BAFTA Membership Fees - Support and Reductions

Membership fees form an important part of BAFTA’s revenue as a charity, enabling us to effectively carry out our mission to support talent and and promote more inclusive and sustainable industries. We believe our membership fees offer good value and we’re grateful to our members for renewing and paying membership fees each year.

While we rely upon the income generated by membership fees, we recognise there are a range of circumstances which might mean members struggle to pay for fees, and we do not want anyone to discontinue their membership due to circumstances beyond their control. The following details the support and reductions available. 

Support with Membership Fees

If you find yourself unable to afford your membership renewal for any reason, we encourage you to get in touch with the membership team via [email protected] before your renewal is due on 1 June. Please provide as much detail and supporting information as possible and be assured that all information you provide will be treated with the strictest confidence.

If you are struggling to afford your fees, members in the UK are encouraged to consider switching to monthly Direct Debit to help spread the cost of membership across the year. 

Each year we are able to provide additional support to a limited number of members, based on the volume and nature of requests we receive. The support we are able to offer includes:

  • Deferred payment - we can usually delay your renewal by up to two months.
  • Membership holding - if you are unable to take advantage of your membership for over a year, we may offer to put your membership on hold for a full year, so you can rejoin without reapplying.
  • Hardship partial/full waiver - in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to pay your annual membership fees in part or in full. The circumstances in which we may be able to offer support include but are not limited to: 
    • Unexpected financial hardship
    • Caring responsibilities
    • Ongoing impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Please note that in order to distribute the support available fairly across the membership, we are typically only able to offer full or partial fee waivers for one year only. Fee waivers are designed to offer temporary support.

  • Disability reduction - if you are disabled and incur additional living or travel expenses that might prevent you from renewing or taking full advantage of your membership, we are able to offer an ongoing discount on membership fees. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

We encourage all members facing personal, financial or health issues to contact The Film & TV Charity, who offer a wide range of support and advice.

Regional reductions

A discounted rate of membership is available for members who live and work more than 60-miles - as the crow flies - from BAFTA 195 Piccadilly. Members based in North America, Scotland, or Wales and belonging to BAFTA’s branches are also eligible for a reduced rate of membership. 

Please note that your region is based upon the address and career information provided in your membership application. If you wish to change your membership rate, or inform us of a permanent change of address, please contact [email protected]