All students must join as members, and our membership fees remain frozen this year. Our pricing model for classes reflects this membership contribution and it means students are covered by the Association’s public liability insurance whilst attending classes.
The current membership fee is:
Under 18s: £5.00
Temporary (for One Day Workshops): £1.00
Bedford House receives no subsidy of any kind from local or national government and our class (both course and workshop) prices reflect the operational costs to remain financially viable. Prices for courses and workshops can be found next to the class description in this booklet or here on our website .
Our courses are priced by term and we operate three terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer. Our terms’ lengths have changed this year, with an overall extension to 33 weeks – an increase of 2 weeks (from 31 weeks), however classes’ schedules do vary, so please check specific brochure entries.
Students who wish to pay for all 3 terms in advance are welcome to do so and we are pleased to offer a 5% discount for any student who does this.
PLEASE NOTE: BHCA reserves the right to close a class and refund class fees pro rata where numbers make it unviable to continue.
Other refunds can only be made in very exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the BHCA Trustees.
DONATIONS and GIFT AID
BHCA operates under tight financial constraints and is engaged in a continuing process of ensuring it can continue to survive, thrive and offer its classes and activities for another 70 years.
To this end, we ask that if you enjoy your time here and wish to help us further, please consider adding a donation when you enrol. We have added a line to this effect on the
GIFT AID: BHCA, as a charity, can claim 25p of Gift Aid from HMRC from every £1 of the membership fee. On the enrolment form please tick if you are a UK taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid your membership to help the Association. BHCA will make the claim to HMRC and members are not required to do anything further.
are listed under each class entry, as per term: Autumn/Spring/Summer
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: Classes are open to all ability levels.
Where appropriate, students need to provide their own materials. We recommend students do not invest heavily in these until certain a class/workshop will go ahead, as all classes are subject to cancellation if enrolment is unviable.
Handouts for each course are available on request, or further details of courses can be found here on our website.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY WORKSHOP FEES
One Day Workshop fees are listed under the individual workshop entries.
Please enrol by the date specified for each workshop, to avoid unnecessary cancellation.
If you have enjoyed attending Bedford House over many years and wish to help it continue to provide the same services to future generations, you may wish to consider us in your Will. It is worth remembering that, as we are a charity, under current legislation any amount left to us in a Will does not incur any inheritance tax.
If you are in the process of preparing a Will and wish to leave a legacy to us, please use our full charity name in your documentation which is:
Bedford House Community Association.
If you have already made your Will and wish to create a legacy for us, please consider a Codicil which is an amendment to your existing Will.
Your professional advisers will be able to assist you on Will preparation or a Codicil to an existing Will.