Who Joins Active Hampshire? Outgoing lively professional people who would perhaps like to enlarge their circle of friends, expand the options open to them for nightlife or try a new activity.
How many members do you have? The IVC has approximately 4000 members in 41 groups throughout the UK. There are around 40 full members plus 5-10 trial members in Active Hampshire.
What is the average age of members? Our members are mostly graduates, professionals and like minded people who are generally aged between 25 and 55.
What is the ratio of male to female members? This varies marginally from year to year but only within about 5% of a healthy 50/50 balance.
Where in North Hampshire are the events? There are activities and events going on in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas, as well as regional events with our neighbouring clubs. Weekends away are held all over the country whilst our holidays could be to any worldwide destination.
How does it work? At the end of every month you are sent our club bulletin with a day by day guide to between 15 and 25 events in the Basingstoke & North Hampshire area. Most of our events are arranged by the members of the club and you are invited to attend as many events as you wish. Most of our events are FREE. Charges are only made when entrance fees, tickets or accommodation etc apply and extra fees may be requested for guests where insurance cover is required.
What sort of events does the Active Hampshire offer? Active Hampshire offers everything from Bowling, cinema visits, theatre, day trips, hiking, sailing, weekends away and lots more. There is an abundance of activities and social events to choose from'
How do I join Active Hampshire? We like to meet all prospective members and make sure you get a feel that the club is right for you. We therefore encourage prospective members to attend at least three events before applying for membership.
Is it difficult for new members to get involved? No, we go out of our way to introduce them to the club, new members are welcome to attend any event.
How much does it cost? Single membership fee is just £15 pounds for a full years membership year. You get the remainder of the month you apply in for free.
What do I get for my membership fee? Our membership package currently includes…
Access to the members area of our website.
Regular e-mails providing you with the latest event information.
£5M Public Liability Insurance cover for any events you organise or attend
Membership to a nationwide organisation.
A personal invitation to attend 15-25 action-packed events each and every month.
What does my membership fee pay for? Offering fantastic value for money your membership fees will help with:
Promotional activities of the club as required.
Subsidies for club events.
How do I book on an event? Many events require no pre-booking and are arranged on a 'turn up and go' basis. So if you do happen to find yourself at a loose end and feel like going out just choose an event and turn up! However we do generally advise calling the host for the event beforehand so they know to look out for you. Other events may require pre-booking and full details of the host and how to book will be provided to you on the website and in our monthly bulletin.
When can I start going to events? You can start to attend Active Hampshire events as soon as you have completed an enquiry membership form and received your first bulletin. For more details about the club and to receive your first FREE club bulletin, complete the Online Enquiry Form.
Do I have to be a member to attend Active Hampshire events? Not necessarily, you can attend some events as a non-member although very often the ticket price is higher.
Who runs the club? Collectively the members do! We have a committee team but by far the biggest contribution comes from our members. Many members give their time freely but nobody is pressurised into doing anything they don't what to. Who knows, you could be hosting events of your own in the very near future!