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Membership Forms and Subscriptions,

Subscriptions and Fees in 2024

Details of the Subscription and fees are shown in the table below. 

Membership Secretary Linda can be contacted on (email to be confirmed 16th Feb 24)

NO ONE should miss out on playing bowls because of the costs of playing/participation.

The club has a number of arrangements in place to ensure that no one misses out on playing due to financial pressures or the costs of participation. 

Biddenden Bowls Club wants to ensure that all those who wish to join and play in rollups, matches and competitions can do so. Every effort is made to keep subscriptions and fees as low as possible however it is acknowledged that for some the payments could cause financial hardship or challenge. The Committee does not want anyone to make the decision not to join or enter competitions/matches for this reason. Please if this applies to you speak in complete confidentiality to Treasurer, Kim or Membership Secretary, Linda, so that an arrangement can be made to reduce or waive fees. They  have discretion to agree and no one outside these 2 will be aware.  Please do not be embarrassed to come forward (we have all had challenging times!) We want people to play!!


Biddenden Bowls Club is registered as a  Charities and Community Amateur Sports Club (HMRC Charities Reference CH2592). This requires the club to meet a number of standards and conditions and in turn entitles the club to a number of benefits.  One of these is that when donations are received the club is entitled to claim back gift aid subject to the gift aid conditions. 

As the club is registered with CASC we are able to claim gift aid of 25%.  If you wish to make a donation and would like the club to claim gift aid please email Kim, club treasurer, on so that the necessary declaration form can be sent to you. The committee wishes to be very clear however that whilst donations will always be welcome, there is no expectation of donations and that no member should feel under any pressure to donate.

Subscriptions and Fees for 2024- Agreed at AGM November 2023

Category Amount Payable Type of Fee Comment

Annual Subscription for Full Paying Members



New bowlers joining the club (applies to new members who have not bowled previously at Biddenden BC or another bowls club including indoor clubs.)


New Bowler Subscription

For new bowlers in their first season 

Annual Subscription for Juniors



Juniors joining the club for the first time


New Bowler Subscription

For new junior bowlers in their first season 

Social Members



Please see the Membership Page for support for new or existing members experiencing financial harship.

The match fees agreed at the November 2023 AGM for Friendly matches and League Games remain unchanged at £3 per match home and away and the entry fee for club competitions also remains at £3 per competition. 

Match fees and entry to club competitions for junior members will be £1 per match/competition. 

The club has to affiliate all members to BE (Bowls England) and KCBA (Kent County Bowls Association) at a total cost of £13pa.  

The club year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Annual subscriptions are payable by 1st April or within one month of being accepted as a member of the club.