Who Can Apply?
Anyone with a genuine interest in and desire to engage with the work of Tap Into IT is welcome to apply. We would be pleased to receive membership applications from current Tap Into IT users, volunteers and supporters.
In line with the objectives of Tap Into IT, members play an important role in ensuring the organisation remains democratic, inclusive and transparent.
Members appoint the Board which is accountable to the membership as a whole.
Members are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions for improving our services.
Ready to Apply?
If you are interested in becoming a Tap into IT member, please read the Membership Policy detailed below and then click on the Membership Sign Up button (below). This will take you to a Google form which you need to complete in order to become a Tap into IT member.
If you have any problems with the signing up process, please speak to your Digital Support Worker at your weekly Tap into IT session or contact Mike Ellis on 0131 228 5716 or 07762 982 509
Aims and objectives of Tap into IT
The objects of the Company as stated in our ‘Articles of Association’ are:
- To enable adults who are unable to access the internet, particularly the over 65’s , to do so,
for their own benefit and that of their community and society as a whole;
- To help build digital skills and confidence so that people can make more effective use of
online resources and digital technology;
- To provide this service ‘where people are’, wherever possible – in their own familiar
community settings or 1:1 in their own home;
- To work in partnership as opportunity arises with other people, community networks and
organisations with an interest in the welfare of these potentially vulnerable groups, for
Tap into IT Where You Are Articles of Association (Company Constitution). [Numbers in brackets in
what follows refer to Articles of Association.)
The Role of Members
In line with the aims and objectives of Tap into IT, members will play an important part in ensuring Tap into
IT remains a democratic, inclusive, transparent organisation with a Board that is appointed by and
accountable to the membership as a whole.
Members will be encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions to ensure ongoing improvements to the
Application for membership
Who can apply?
- Anyone who has a genuine interest in the work of Tap into IT and a desire to improve it.
- Anyone who has a genuine desire to improve the quality of life of people who are most at risk of
social isolation by supporting digital inclusion. (13)
- Employees of Tap into IT (other than the Executive Director) are not eligible to apply. (14)
Cost of Membership Subscription
Members are not required to pay a subscription at present
Members are entitled to:
- nominate and elect Members (providing they are willing) to be Directors. (11.1)
- take decisions in relation to changes to the articles of Tap into IT. (11.1)
- attend meetings of the Engagement Group to discuss services and changes.
Voting entitlement at AGM’s
Every member has one vote which can be given personally or by proxy.
A member may appoint a proxy but needs to notify the Board in line with the Article 50.
Appointment of members
Members will be required to complete an application form. (Article 15)
Applications will be considered by email and applicants notified of the outcome within a month of their
The Directors may, at their discretion, refuse to admit any person to membership who does not meet the
membership criteria i.e. fails to demonstrate a commitment to the values of Tap into IT. (16)
Membership will be reviewed annually.
Register of members
Tap into IT will maintain a register of Members. (Article 19)
Removal from membership
Where a member is no longer deemed to be upholding the aims and objectives of Tap into IT, the Board
may remove them from membership by special resolution. See Article 21 for procedures and grounds of
Withdrawal from membership
If a member wishes to withdraw from membership, they should write to the Board. (20)
A member is not allowed to transfer membership to someone else. (23)
Liability of members
If the company is wound up, each member will contribute up to a maximum of £1 to the assets of the