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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

How to Start a New Club/Organisational Development Grants

Please see the New Club Process below. This is intended to be used by the Organisational Development Team of the Region/National Association/Network who will guide the new Club to being chartered.

The forms referred to in the Guide are available as separate documents. There must be 12 founder Members before a Club can be chartered, and evidence of programme work being undertaken must be provided.

If there is interest in your area to set up another club, there is a team ready to assist you every step of the way.   It is recognised that the possibility of a new club can come about in many ways.  Every Region, National Association, Network and Country will be proactive in regularly reviewing their area for places, which could support a new club.


The following forms are referred to a various points in the How to Start a New Club guide.  When you require one, please download it here.  All forms are in Word format so that they can be amended:

Before Charter:

Regions/NAs/Networks can apply for an Organisational Development Grant from SIGBI. Any grant must be match-funded by the Region/NA/Network. Please see all the documentation below:

The petition form must be completed and signed by all founder Members of the new Club and sent to SIGBI HQ at least three months before the proposed Charter Date:

Charter Ceremony: