Membership of High Peak CVS

Download HPCVS Membership BrochureWhy Become a Member?

Our aim is to support, encourage and promote community and voluntary sustainability across the district. We do this by providing your charity, organisation, voluntary or community group with all the necessary advice and support you require to reach its full potential.

Whether it’s supporting you with setting up a committee, accessing funding or taking part in training and network opportunities, our membership offers a fully accessible range of services and guidance that is available exclusively to our members.

Who can become a Full Member or supporter of High Peak CVS?

Full Membership is open to all voluntary and community organisations working within the High Peak including:

● Unincorporated small community groups

● Incorporated not-for-profits

● Registered charities

● Charitable Incorporated Organisations

● Charitable Community Benefit Society

● Community Interest Companies

Businesses and individuals who share our commitment to empowering local communities can join us as a Corporate Partner or supporter. 

What does a Full Member Receive?

Group Development Support

Our Development Team, with assistance of our wider expert team, will be available to advise and support your organisation in a variety of ways, including (but not exclusively):

● Access to ‘members only’ resources on our website comprising guidance documents and useful templates to support the effective running of your organisation.

● Advice on identifying the need for your group and defining your objectives

● Guidance and training to help you write your constitution and governing document.

● Help defining the roles and responsibilities of committee members

● Training, advice and mentoring on running effective meetings.

Funding Advice and Guidance 

Our team can help you identify and access various grants and other funding streams, as well as provide expert advice on the application process:

● Help identifying relevant funding.

● Advice on Bids and Tenders.

● Guidance of how to write a strong application / tender proposal Guidance on effective management.

Guidance on Effective Management

● Advice and support on setting up a new group, governance structures, policies and procedures, business planning*, project management and charity registration*.

● Introductions to other members to share knowledge, resources and best practice.

● Opportunities to advertise paid job vacancies on the High Peak CVS website.

● Promote your organisation and services via our regular e-newsletter, small group project newsletter and social media accounts.

Also included:

● All training, events, equipment hire and additional services at a discounted rate.

● Receive regular e-newsletter containing local news and funding alerts.

● Support with press releases to share your news and achievements.

● Opportunities to link with our Corporate Partners to access discounts on services, training, volunteers and much more.

● Opportunity to attend and vote at our Annual AGM to help direct our service (1 vote per group).

Additional Services:

We can also offer extra services to our members that may incur an additional cost e.g. (completing a funding application). All these will be available at a discounted rate for members. 

Full Membership

Minimum £10 Annual payment

Note: membership costs go directly back into our work within the community and allows us to offer comprehensive and dedicated support to those that need it.

Free Membership

Our free membership is open to any individual, group or organisation and comprises:

● Maximum 30 minute telephone advice and guidance around group development or funding

● Subscription to our e-newsletter and other news updates

● Invited to our annual AGM (non-voter)

If you would like to become a member of High Peak CVS you can register online.

Contact us for further information.

High Peak CVS Membership Brochure

HPCVS Membership Form

Google Forms Membership Application

Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021
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