Our members are at the heart of everything we do. We’re a member led charity with our Board of Trustees being predominantly drawn from the local voluntary and community sector.

We’re here to work with you to create environments for community led empowerment by sharing our expertise, knowledge and facilities.

From influencing the development of local services to offering expert advice and support, we’re here to help. We offer practical and professional support to organisations – whether you need guidance on choosing a charity legal structure, vital training for your team, a platform to advertise your volunteer vacancies… or simply want to borrow a projector! 

Discover the benefits of Full membership – please click on the videos/image below: 


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Affiliate members

You’ll have access to the many benefits of Full membership, but with the following exceptions:

  • We can offer only up to five hours in one year, free expert advice and guidance on starting, running and closing your organisation
  • We’ll offer you access to training opportunities, project consultations and advertising job vacancies, but there will be a negotiable fee. Please talk to us for more information
  • Know Your Stuff’ is only available to Full members
  • We’ll welcome you at our AGM, however, voting and standing for election as a Board member is only available to full members.

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