IBM provides a grant to support the running of IBM Club by its volunteer organisers.
For national clubs the grant is distributed via the Finance Subcommittee of the National Committee. For retiree clubs the grant is distributed directly to each retiree club. Each club receives a proportion of the total available grant that relates to the number of affiliated employee and retiree members (but not associate members since they pay a subscription direct to their local club). The National Committee authorises the Finance Subcommittee to adjust the grant for national clubs according to their financial and administrative performance.
- Employee members pay an IBM Club subscription deducted from salary. Subscription payments are paid to the local club with which each member is affiliated. Some local clubs have special interest subsections, and these may charge a further subscription.
- Retiree members do not pay an IBM Club subscription.
- Associate members pay an IBM Club subscription annually direct to the local club with which they are affiliated.
Through the effective use of group discounts coupled with the IBM grant and membership subscriptions, IBM Club volunteer organisers work hard to provide members with good value social events.