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Help us develop a thriving and influential voluntary sector by becoming a member of Community First. Membership is free and offers a range of services.

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Membership services

Being a part of Community First offers your group the following:

  • Setting up new organizations to address new challenges and opportunities
  • Help with day to day management of new and existing enterprises
  • Delivery of a wide range of training programmes plus delivery of custom made training to fit individual organization’s needs
  • Finding Trustees and well qualified, experienced and dedicated volunteers
  • Developing Sustainable Funding Strategies
  • Providing accounting advice and provision of payroll services
  • Providing advice on and dealing with employment issues
  • Providing Disclosure and Barring services
  • Providing Forums for networking and ideas sharing
  • Providing funder events
  • Acting as the voice of the voluntary sector with statutory bodies.

In 2016, we directly supported 363 of our member groups:

  • Helping to set up 5 new voluntary organizations and supporting substantial change in a further 15
  • Registering interest from around 900 potential volunteers, placing over 400
  • Helping to raise over £800,000 of new funding
  • Carrying out over 100 DBS checks
  • Managing 6 forums on topics of importance to our members
  • Delivering over 10 funding events
  • Establishing partnerships with over 30 local businesses
Call us now to discuss your membership with a our team on 0300 500 8085

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