Help in a way that suits you
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Green Hive. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort.
Make a Donation
Help Us Grow
Do you want to support our work but not sure where to start? Making a donation is a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards a better tomorrow.
No donation is too small, a donation of just £1.24 is enough to support our plastics upcycling workshop volunteers to run a machine for a 4-hour upcycling session.
You can send us a donation in the post, remember Green Hive in your will and leave a lasting legacy or get in touch with us today to discuss setting up a one-off donation or a regular donation through your bank.
Giving time is one of the simplest ways to help the community and environment of Nairn. There are lots of ways you can contribute to the great work we do at Green Hive including:
Volunteer at our community workshop
Getting involved in our outdoor activities
Help us behind the scenes with administration, multi-media, website and social media volunteering
Helping out at the Seaman's Hall
Get in touch with any questions or suggestions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.
Volunteer in a way that works for you
Anyone, aged 16 and over, can become a member of Nairn River Enterprise. It is both a Company Limited by Guarantee and a charity, so any surplus must be ploughed back into running services.
People who join up do not have to pay anything. No member will have ANY financial liability except for £1 should NRE go bust.
A Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) oversee things on members behalf - members can vote on motions and elections at our AGM
Become a member
As part of funding applications we are required to submit letters of support. This is so the funders can see evidence that we have the support from individuals and partners showing active support towards Green Hive and our projects.
Make a Pledge
Send in a letter of support
Can you help us raise £4,000 to unlock a further £40,000 to deliver a major beach clean & recycling project in Nairn? We are asking local companies to contribute towards this in return we can offer a range of rewards. This will help deliver a major project to remove plastics from the sea and local beaches, and recycle greater volumes into something new while reintroducing these plastics to use as part of a circular economy.
Partner with Us
Support Plastic Seavolution
Our Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of Green Hive, ensuring it is solvent, well-run and delivering its objects, as detailed in the Articles of Association. We hold an annual AGM where you can find out more about joining our board of directors and how you can contribute to our future development.
Become a Board Member
Give the benefit of your experience
As part of our ten year business plan, we want to invite you to tell us how you think a Community Hub would benefit Nairn and what you would you would like to see as part of a Green Hive Hub.
You can fill out our Hub questionnaire here to tell us what you would like to see as part of a Green Hive Hub.
Have your say
Tell us what Community means to you
The Legal bit
NRE’s Objects (the formal words in legal papers)
The Company’s purpose is the advancement of citizenship or community development (including rural or urban regeneration), the advancement of environmental protection or improvement and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
The Company seeks to benefit the communities of Nairn and Nairnshire which are defined as falling within the postcode area IV12, hereinafter known as ‘the Community”, with the objects of creating community services and projects that not only benefit the local people of Nairn, but are also managed and controlled by local people.
The purpose of these services is to contribute to well-being; regeneration in the town; civic pride; the enhancement of the local environment; and to provide a local employment and skills pipeline. But such that the Company shall do so following principles of sustainable development.
Full Members MUST live in NREs area. However, anyone living outside NRE’s area can become an Associate Member and, if elected, a Director. Full members have a vote.
No member of the Enterprise, including members/directors, has ANY financial liability over a nominal £1, and only becomes liable for this if the company is wound up.
As a member your name and address will be made available to anyone who requests it.
In the unlikely event that the company may make a surplus, this is reserved for the benefit of the company. There shall be no shareholding, dividend or bonus and no member/director may benefit from the company or be employed by it.
There will be no fewer than 16 members of the company and the majority must be voting members.
Voting Membership of the company is open to those individuals aged 16 and over who:
Live in the defined community
Are entitled to vote at local government elections in the defined community
Who support the purposes of the enterprise
Non-voting membership of the company will be open to any other individual aged 12 and over and to those who live outside the defined community. Such “Associate Members” cannot vote and cannot become Directors unless co-opted by majority vote of the ordinary members.