Membership

Membership to RRC

The success of the River Restoration Centre (RRC) is entirely dependent on the active participation of all sectors involved in river and water management. If you are directly or indirectly engaged in activities relating to the management of the vast resources of our rivers, the RRC can provide you with support and advice. Membership is open to individuals, statutory and non-government organisations, companies and consultancies.

Membership subscription prices have increased from April 1st 2024, having remained the same since 2018.

 

 

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Annual Membership fees and benefits at a glance

Annual Membership Level Corporate Business Plus Business Sole Trader Trust  Individual (not for business use)  Student (not for business use)

 Price

From £1425 +VAT

Per Business

£602 +VAT

Per Office

£310 +VAT

Per Office

£142.50 +VAT

£205 +VAT

Per small trust

£87

(£72.50+VAT)

£43.50

(£36.25+VAT)

Regional Offices All offices 1

1

1 1 N/A N/A
Named Members All staff 7 within one office

4 within one office

Principal All staff within one office 1 1

Included project support and technical advice time

20 hours 10 hours

5 hours

3 hours 5 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Days at 30% discount for additional project support and technical advice time

15 days 7 days

3.5 days

2 days 3.5 days 0 0

Discounted RRC Annual Conference Sponsorship

Half price on full Sponsor package N/A

N/A

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Event Attendance at 30% discount

All staff Named members Named members Yes Named members Yes Yes

Job Adverts in bulletin, website and social media (Non-member £150)

3 2 1 0 2 0 0
Free Expert Practitioner Listings 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
RRC Membership Acknowledgement supporting river restoration in the UK Logo + link to your website. Logo in RRC Conference Handbook Logo & name + link to your website on our website Name + link to your website on our website Name + link to your website on our website Name + link to your website on our website N/A N/A
Likely savings of Membership £4956 £2850 £1757 £756 £1777 £510 £420

 

 


Annual Membership cost savings per membership at a glance

Annual Membership Level Corporate Business Plus Business Sole Trader Trust Individual Student

Inclusive project support and technical advice time

up to £1906 up to £950 up to £477  up to £286 up to £477 up to £190 up to £190

Paid-for project support and advice

Based on 30% saving on Non-Members rate

up to £1050 up to £750 up to £450 up to £150 up to £150 N/A N/A

Conference sponsorship 50% discount

Saving ~ £700

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Event attendance

Average annual saving per membership. Includes RRC Conference, Training Courses and Site Visit attendance

£850 £850 £680 £320 £850 £320 £230

Job advertisements

(Non-Member rate £150)

£450 £300 £150 0 £300 0 0

 

 


Membership Benefits

Corporate Membership – Covers ALL UK offices and staff - From £1425 plus VAT

  • RRC Members - all staff - Membership is accessible to everyone within all UK offices.
  • HALF PRICE RRC ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP DEAL - 50% discount off Full Sponsorship package for the RRC Annual Network Conference.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Includes 20 hours of consultancy project advice time (not including travel costs). Please note additional time available at discounted day rate
    • reviewing design proposals,
    • independent assessment and verification of options,
    • case studies of river restoration projects & techniques,
    • best practice examples and photos,
    • site visit and short notes,
    • data to support your bids and projects,
    • independent review and evaluation
  • Discounted rates for RRC inclusion in proposals and bids - 30% discounted day rates for RRC independent project support and technical input to a maximum of 15 days within the membership year. Include RRC as independent experts in your proposals and bids. Long-standing river restoration knowledge brokers, advisers to the UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, national evidence and case study inventories. UK representative at the European Centre for River Restoration.
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. All staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training Courses, Members site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.
  • Inclusive Job Adverts - up to 3 job advertisements would be promoted on the RRC website, in the RRC monthly bulletin, and through social media posts (Facebook and Twitter). (Non-member rate £150 each)
  • Promotional opportunities - Your organisation promoted on the RRC website and in the Annual Network Conference: Delegate Handbook as a Corporate Member with your organisation logo and a short company profile. You will also be mentioned in the opening speech of the RRC Conference and your logo displayed on the big screen. On the RRC website current members’ page: your organisations logo, linked to your website and social media platform and a short company profile. Your own dedicated web page showcasing River Restoration projects that you have been involved in and your contact information.
  • Professional Practitioner Listing - three people are eligible for a Practitioner listing on the RRC 'Contractors and Consultants' webpage. This showcases the expertise and experience of key staff in your company, based on recent exemplar schemes. Many of our current Practitioner Listings rank high on google searches, and are used by clients compiling tendering lists. Download the form here.
  • RRC Logo to display - Our logo will be sent to you to add to your website to show your customers that you are Corporate Members of RRC for the year.

Business Plus Membership – Covers ONE office - £602 plus VAT

  • RRC Members - 7 - Covers 7 named members of staff from one office and only those 7 people can access the river restoration expertise or be eligible for any other discounts.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Includes 10 hours of consultancy project advice time (not including travel costs). Please note additional time available at discounted day rate
    • reviewing design proposals,
    • independent assessment and verification of options,
    • case studies of river restoration projects & techniques,
    • best practice examples and photos,
    • site visit and short notes,
    • data to support your bids and projects,
    • independent review and evaluation
  • Discounted rates for RRC inclusion in proposals and bids - 30% discounted day rates for RRC independent project support and technical input to a maximum of 7 days within the membership year. Include RRC as independent experts in your proposals and bids. Long-standing river restoration knowledge brokers, advisers to the UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, national evidence and case study inventories. UK representative at the European Centre for River Restoration.
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. 7 named members of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.
  • Inclusive Job Adverts - up to 2 job advertisements would be promoted on the RRC website, in the RRC monthly bulletin, and through social media posts (Facebook and Twitter). (Non-member rate £150 each)
  • Promotional opportunities - Your organisation promoted on the RRC website current members’ page, with your organisations logo, linked to your website and social media platform.
  • Professional Practitioner Listing - Two people are eligible for a Practitioner listing on the RRC 'Contractors and Consultants' webpage. This showcases the expertise and experience of key staff in your company, based on recent exemplar schemes. Many of our current Practitioner Listings rank high on google searches, and are used by clients compiling tendering lists. Download the form here.

Business Membership – Covers ONE office - £310 plus VAT

  • RRC Members - 4 - Covers 4 named members of staff from one office and only those 4 people can access the river restoration expertise or be eligible for any other discounts.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Includes 5 hours of consultancy project advice time (not including travel costs). Please note additional time available at discounted day rate
    • reviewing design proposals,
    • independent assessment and verification of options,
    • case studies of river restoration projects & techniques,
    • best practice examples and photos,
    • site visit and short notes,
    • data to support your bids and projects,
    • independent review and evaluation
  • Discounted rates for RRC inclusion in proposals and bids - 30% discounted day rates for RRC independent project support and technical input to a maximum of 3.5 days within the membership year. Include RRC as independent experts in your proposals and bids. Long-standing river restoration knowledge brokers, advisers to the UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, national evidence and case study inventories. UK representative at the European Centre for River Restoration.
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. 4 named members of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.
  • Inclusive Job Advert - one job advertisement would be promoted on the RRC website, in the RRC monthly bulletin, and through social media posts (Facebook and Twitter). (Non-member rate £150 each)
  • Promotional opportunities - Your organisation promoted on the RRC website current members’ page, with your organisation name, linked to your website.
  • Professional Practitioner Listing - One person is eligible for a Practitioner listing on the RRC 'Contractors and Consultants' webpage. This showcases the expertise and experience of key staff in your company, based on recent exemplar schemes. Many of our current Practitioner Listings rank high on google searches, and are used by clients compiling tendering lists. Download the form here.

Sole Trader MembershipCovers ONE person - £142.50 plus VAT

  • RRC Member - 1 - Covers 1 named person and only that person can access the river restoration expertise or be eligible for any other discounts.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Includes 3 hours of consultancy project advice time (not including travel costs). Please note additional time available at discounted day rate
    • reviewing design proposals,
    • independent assessment and verification of options,
    • case studies of river restoration projects & techniques,
    • best practice examples and photos,
    • site visit and short notes,
    • data to support your bids and projects,
    • independent review and evaluation
  • Discounted rates for RRC inclusion in proposals and bids - 30% discounted day rates for RRC independent project support and technical input to a maximum of 2 days within the membership year. Include RRC as independent experts in your proposals and bids. Long-standing river restoration knowledge brokers, advisers to the UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, national evidence and case study inventories. UK representative at the European Centre for River Restoration.
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. The named members of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.
  • Promotional opportunities - Your organisation promoted on the RRC website current members’ page, with your organisation name, linked to your website.
  • Professional Practitioner Listing - The named member is eligible for a Practitioner listing on the RRC 'Contractors and Consultants' webpage. This showcases the expertise and experience of key staff in your company, based on recent exemplar schemes. Many of our current Practitioner Listings rank high on google searches, and are used by clients compiling tendering lists. Download the form here.

Trust Membership – Covers ONE office and staff - £205 plus VAT

  • RRC Members - all staff within named office - the membership is accessible to any named members of staff from one office and only those people can access the river restoration expertise or be eligible for any other discounts.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Includes 5 hours of consultancy project advice time (not including travel costs). Please note additional time available at discounted day rate
    • reviewing design proposals,
    • independent assessment and verification of options,
    • case studies of river restoration projects & techniques,
    • best practice examples and photos,
    • site visit and short notes,
    • data to support your bids and projects,
    • independent review and evaluation
  • Discounted rates for RRC inclusion in proposals and bids - 30% discounted day rates for RRC independent project support and technical input to a maximum of 3.5 days within the membership year. Include RRC as independent experts in your proposals and bids. Long-standing river restoration knowledge brokers, advisers to the UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, national evidence and case study inventories. UK representative at the European Centre for River Restoration.
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. The named members of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.
  • Inclusive Job Adverts - two job advertisements would be promoted on the RRC website, in the RRC monthly bulletin, and through social media posts (Facebook and Twitter). (Non-member rate £150 each)
  • Promotional opportunities - Your organisation promoted on the RRC website current members’ page, with your organisation name, linked to your website.

Individual MembershipCovers ONE person – not for business use - £87 (includes VAT)

  • RRC Member - Covers one named person and only this named person can be eligible for discounts. A personal email address, home address and bank account must be used.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Access to river restoration/enhancement project information through RRC centre staff (for use in display material, locating case studies, suitable example site visits, etc.)
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. The named member of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.

Student MembershipCovers ONE person – not for business use - £43.50 (includes VAT)

  • RRC Member - Covers one named person and only this named person can be eligible for discounts. A university/college email address, home address and bank account must be used.
  • Inclusive Project Support and Technical Advice - Access to river restoration/enhancement project information through RRC centre staff (for use in display material, locating case studies, suitable example site visits, etc.)
  • Discounted Training and Site Visits - 30% discounted member's rate fee for RRC events. The named member of staff can attend RRC Workshops/Training CoursesMembers site visits and the RRC Conference at the discounted member's rate. Please note that Members Site Visits are free to members, subject to availability*.

*  Our site visits are restricted to a maximum number of attendees.  To ensure we allocate places fairly we operate a first-come first-served basis, but at the same time we may restrict the number of attendees from all organisations.

 

 


What your membership supports

RRC Members' Site Visit to Rottal Burn, Scotland

Without your membership, we would not be able to provide the same level of information, support and guidance. Here are some of the activities which your membership supports:

Championing the natural & social benefits of restoring our rivers for a sustainable future
RRC has been an independent not-for-profit organisation since 1994. We pride ourselves on providing independent, impartial and fair advice to all organisations interested in rivers. Our members ensure that we can continue acting in this role for the river restoration community of practice.
 
Facilitate networking, sharing and learning
Events such as the RRC Annual Conference and Members' Site Visits bring the river restoration community together and encourage networking and learning. The RRC Bulletin shares the latest news, events and best practice with the community.
 
Provide independent support and advice to all
We always provide advice to those enquiring about rivers and best practice restoration. This ensures that no one is left without support and those that come to us will be encouraged to follow current best practice.
 
Celebrate and recognise the dedication of individuals
RRC runs the River Champions Award which recognises the work that individuals do outside of their day to day roles to improve their rivers. These are inspiring individuals who give up their own time to benefit their environment and community. This award is not currently funded and relies completely on the support of our members.
 
Develop and maintain tools and resources
With your support we are able to continue developing resources and make them available to all on our website. These include our manuals, case studies and factsheets which will continue to provide guidance and support for your next river restoration projects. 
 
Collect evidence and knowledge
We are continually updating our project database with case studies, techniques and images. This information is an important resource for the river restoration community which is used in project planning and research. Your membership helps us to keep the database up to date and ready to support you in those projects.
 
To see a list of organisations that support RRC, visit our Current Members page