Membership Registration Form Guidance
Coronavirus Emergency Food Provision
Apply for eggcup membership
If you would like to apply to become a member of eggcup you will need to complete our registration form. Once the form has been submitted we will contact you to let you know whether your application has been accepted.
If you would prefer to register over the phone you can call Rachel on 07780 487 117.
Use the guidance below to help you answer the questions
Registration form Guidance
Before you start, please note that you don’t have to answer all of the questions, but some are essential. The ones that you need to answer are marked with a red asterix: * Required
Please see below for further information on how to complete each of the questions in the registration form:
Section One – Contact Details
Q1: First name
Please type your first name in the space provided.
Please type your surname in the space provided.
Q3: Contact number
Please type your main telephone number in the space provided. This can be a mobile or landline number, whichever you use the most and are most likely to answer if called.
Q4: Email address
Please type your email address in the space provided (if you have one). Take care to type it in correctly. If you do not have an email address, please leave this question blank.
Please type your address into the space provided. Include your house name/number, city and your postcode on the separate lines.
Section Two – Tell us about yourself and your household
Please choose the option that contains your age (how old you are).
Please choose the option that best reflects which gender you identify with.
Q8: How many people live in the household?
Please tell us the total number of people who currently live in your household.
Q9: Of those, how many are children?
Children means anyone under 18 who regularly stays in your household. Usually this would mean they stay with you for a significant part of every week or fortnight, but they might not live with you 7 days a week. They might not be your own children, or related to you, but you are responsible for providing food for them when they are staying with you.
Q10: Are you, or anyone else in your household considered to be“vulnerable” to Coronavirus?
Current guidance from the government is that everyone should stay at home unless they are going to work (where you can’t work from home) or to get essentials (e.g. food) and exercise once a day. Some people have been told to ‘self-isolate’ or ‘shield’ for 12 weeks as they are at higher risk of becoming ill. This includes elderly people and those with certain health conditions. For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Self-isolating refers to those who cannot currently leave the house due to themselves or a family member having symptoms of coronavirus or a member of the household having come into contact with a person known to have coronavirus.
Please choose the option that best describes your current household situation.
Q11: Financial situation
It is difficult to put yourself into a category and sometimes it is hard to know how your situation compares to other people. We have tried to give some examples for each option, so you can choose the category that feels the closest to your situation:
My household is doing OK
- We can pay the bills and buy food with the money we have coming in.
- I know things could go wrong in the future, but right now I’m not stressed about money.
- If a big bill came in unexpectedly, we’d have to budget for a bit but we wouldn’t end up in trouble.
- I buy food because I/we like it, not because it’s the cheapest.
My household is just about managing
- We just about manage with the money coming in.
- We’re not behind on any payments but money is tight.
- If a big bill came in unexpectedly, we couldn’t pay it and I don’t know what we’d do.
- I get stressed about bills and money.
- I often ask friends/family for temporary help and pay them back.
- I buy basics range and discounted food whenever I can.
My household is struggling
- The money I/we have coming in just isn’t enough to pay for the basics.
- I am behind on payments for rent/mortgage or gas/electricity.
- We don’t always have any money to buy food.
- I wouldn’t get by if family/friends didn’t help us out.
- Sometimes I/we have to eat food we don’t like because it’s all we could get.
- Sometimes I have to choose between food and other bills like rent or electricity.
- I am worried about debt and/or paying bills.
- I’ve been to CAB for advice on debt.
- I’ve asked for a food bank voucher or have been to a food bank
Section Three – Preferences
Preferred collection point
Eggcup currently runs a number of collection points all of which will be outdoors in open spaces. You will be asked to state your preferred venue, please make a note of the venues and times below. You will be allocated a 10 minute time slot for collection.
Ryelands – Monday 14.30 – 15.00
St Chads Church Hall, Torrisholme rd, Lancaster, LA1 2SE
Stanley Rd – Tuesday 18.00 – 18.30
Stanley Rd Bapist Church, Stanley Rd, Morecambe, LA3 1UP
Marsh – Thursday 12.00 – 12.30
Marsh Community Centre, Willow Ln, Lancaster, LA1 5PP
Giant Axe – Thursday 18.30 – 19.00
Giant Axe Car Park, West Rd, Lancaster, LA1 5PG
Any Questions or comments?
We hope you have found this guide useful. If you are still unsure about any part of the registration form, or you have further questions, please get in touch on the number above so we can help.
What do we do with the information you provide?
We ask you to provide information for different things. We’re a not-for-profit organisation, so sometimes we ask questions because we need this information to help us apply for funding – for example, how many children are supported by our food clubs or what age groups use food clubs. But we will never share your personal details. Other ways we use the information you provide include:
- To help us to understand the people that are using our food clubs.
- To enable us to contact you regarding your membership with us or to tell you about other products/services that we think you may be interested in.
- To help us to apply for new funding or to show our progress to current funders.
- To help us to improve what we do.
- To help us prioritise food club membership.