Becoming a member organisation

An organisation can become a member if it commits to learning GAP methods and introducing at least one ‘GAP style’ programme in its constituency. The programmes are designed to empower sustainable behaviour change, and may be designed for households and communities, schools and youth, workplaces or a combination.

We aim to reduce the likelihood of organisational members within the network competing for project funding and opportunities where possible. As such, in the case of multiple members applying to be part of the network in any one country, the current member(s) concerned must be satisfied that each represent and carry out projects involving the GAP International network in:

  • distinct regions within their country and/or
  • with distinct audiences (e.g. one with young people only, one with businesses etc.).

In case of a disagreement about multiple membership within one country the case is put to the GAP International Board for ultimate decision.

Membership organisations are:

  • entitled to use most of the international material either free of charge or at a preferential rate;
  • entitled to be part of international projects/programmes launched by multiple members;
  • invited to participate in and contribute to network knowledge sharing and collaboration events and activities such as the annual international meeting and GAP International webinar series;
  • eligible for preferential rates for training and other membership benefits decided by the Board and AGM;
  • eligible to vote at the AGM;
  • listed on the GAP International web site;
  • entitled to use the GAP logo;
  • eligible to host international meetings and workshops.

In return members are expected to:

  • adhere to the Articles of Association and the GAP International Membership Charter;
  • make their own additions and improvements to GAP material available to other network members;
  • coordinate development and delivery of ‘GAP style’ programmes in their region, including collection of relevant statistics;
  • be an active contributor to international projects and programmes when they choose or are invited to be part of GAP International;
  • ensure that ‘GAP style’ programmes delivered in their region meet GAP criteria for content and effectiveness;
  • abide by the decisions of the AGM.

Take a look at our Membership FAQs page if you have any questions.