Join the NSS

Join us from as little as £2 per month. Make a stand for fairness and individual rights. Challenge the unfair influence of religious groups and ideas. Unite with other secularists to promote freedom of and from religion, in Britain and abroad.

We receive no funding from government or outside bodies. Our campaigning is wholly supported by our members – people like you who share our belief in the urgent need to separate religion and state. Your membership will also give you the chance to stay up to date with secularist news and shape NSS policy.

A direct debit is the most effective way to support the NSS – it allows us to predict how much money we will have available, and also cuts down on administration costs, enabling us to increase the scale of our activities.

Membership rates

Individual

Concessionary

Student

Group

Joint

Donation

From £3 a month

From £2 a month

£9 annual

From £3 a month

From £5 a month

One off or from £1 a month

£34 annual

£23 annual

£34 annual

£57 annual

If you're not ready to join or start a donation, then becoming a registered supporter is a free way to show you're part if the National Secular Society. Sign up here.

What our members say

  • I discovered the NSS while studying Politics at school, researching pressure groups. I was particularly interested in secularism, always held similar beliefs, and decided to join to promote the cause of religious freedom and equality.

    Edward, Wiltshire
  • "Thank you for all of your help. I had never heard of your organisation before, I bet there are many many families feeling like this with no idea how to broach it with the schools or where they stand legally. You do a great job in empowering people to have the confidence and knowledge to stand up for their beliefs."

    A Parent, whose school is pushing an increasing religious ethos
  • The treatment of religious minorities, atheists and apostates in theocratic countries is sickening. Everyone should have the right to their own beliefs and religious choices, provided that they do not impinge on other people's rights.

    Tim, Gloucestershire
  • Religious views should not be impressed upon others. We should not have religion involved in dictating law, meddling in politics and education.

    Pauline, Banbury
  • The privilege provided to religion within our society is intolerable. Secularism is being cynically attacked to preserve the status quo, and withdrawing religious privilege regarded as persecution. My local MP defends religious schools as he feels he has the right to send his children to a school with a Christian ethos – some local parents cannot find a non-religious school and have to fight for their children's rights. The NSS is effectively working to address these inequalities.

    Dalis, Bucks

Life membership and legacies

Life membership is available only to existing members of at least one year's standing. For under 65s it is £700, for over 65s it is £400. Contact us for more details.

Legacies are vital to our continuing work. Leaving a legacy in your will to the National Secular Society is an opportunity to extend your support for the benefit of future generations.

Find out more about legacies.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions can be read here.

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A Gift In Your Will

Legacies are vital to our continuing work. Leaving a legacy in your will to the National Secular Society is an opportunity to extend your support for the benefit of future generations.