We are a membership organisation and encourage residents to play an active role in our organisation. Join us to make Easton and Lawrence Hill a place of possibility for all.

As a place-based community-led organisation members are at the heart of what we do. We welcome anyone over the age of 16 living or working in Easton and Lawrence Hill to join as a member and help support our organisation to achieve our outcomes.

A member is:

  • Over the age of 16 and lives or works in Easton or Lawrence Hill (includes the neighbourhoods of Barton Hill, Easton, Old Market, Lawrence Hill, St Judes, Newtown, Whitehall, Greenbank, Redfield and The Dings)
  • Someone who supports our three long term outcomes and shares our values.
  • Is actively involved or interested in their neighbourhood.
  • Willing to abide by our Constitution and accept liability limited to £1 in the event of the charity winding up with debt.
  • Someone who submits a membership application, which is approved by the board.

As a member you get:

  • The chance to shape the work we do and the future of our organisation.
  • An opportunity to help safeguard community assets for the future.
  • An invitation to our Annual General Meeting where you can vote on who is on the board of trustees.
  • Access to support from our team.
  • Regular information about our work, the neighbourhood and opportunities to be involved.
  • Invitation to members-only events and training opportunities.
Interested in getting involved or just keeping in touch, but not currently living or working in Easton and Lawrence Hill?
Sign up as a Friend of Eastside Community Trust, and we’ll keep you in the loop about upcoming events for friends and members and other opportunities to get involved!



Reasons for joining given by current members

“I have lived in Whitehall for 19 years and have seen many changes, however, the core community spirit remains and I am keen to support in any way I can.”

“Because my kids love adventures so much”

“Live locally and interested in how we make our streets happier and safer places to live.”

“Easton has plenty of people from different cultures living here and it would be lovely for our community to share experiences and get to know each other.”

“I want to be involved in our community”