Sponsored Memberships

The Ferret is a journalism co-operative that is owned entirely by our readers and writers.

Good journalism costs money to produce, and that’s why we only give unlimited access to our stories to our members. However, we’re also keen to make sure that people who want to be involved with The Ferret and enjoy our stories are not prevented from accessing our work because they can’t afford to join.

So, we came up with the sponsored subscriptions idea. Every time someone signs up as a new Gold member, we create three free sponsored subscriptions for people on low-incomes.

Each sponsored membership to The Ferret lasts for one year, and we treat sponsored members as full members of the co-operative.

You can apply for a sponsored subscription if you are unemployed, retired, in full-time education, or are living on a low-income for any other reason.

The number of sponsored subscriptions we have available varies all the time, so we cannot guarantee to be able to offer sponsored subscriptions to every applicant.

To apply please fill out the form below, and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.