Public sector membership

Connecting the Public and Voluntary Sectors

With over 12,500 members, NCVO is uniquely placed to engage with public sector organisations about the issues facing civil society. Join fellow public sector member organisations from local and central government, higher education, health and the emergency services, and our national parks. Through the benefits listed below, you too will connect in a meaningful and practical way with the country's largest network of voluntary organisations.

Key benefits

  • tailored emails on public policy and public service delivery, packed with information, insights and analysis on what is going on in the sector. Topics covered include the Compact, localism, Work Programme, employee supported volunteering and more.
  • exclusive member access to the sector's must-have Civil Society Almanac
  • free copy of the Voluntary Agencies Directory, listing over 2,000 of the most influential voluntary organisations in the UK
  • 30% off all other NCVO publications
  • access to free speakers - a representative from NCVO's Partnerships & Public Services team will come and speak at your events (limited to once a year, min. delegate numbers 50)
  • invitations to receptions at the House of Commons, plus other regular networking opportunities
  • 30% off attendance at NCVO exhibitions and events
  • 20% off conference suite hire 
  • use of member logo that you can use on your stationery and publications plus a listing in our Annual Review 

Reasons to join

  • a deeper understanding of working and partnerships with charities
  • access to NCVO's Partnerships & Public Services staff
  • consultancy services: our in-house consultancy team can advise local authorities, primary care trusts and other government agencies on how to get the most out of relationships with voluntary organisations
  • we can also provide tailored analyses and presentations on the size and scope of civil society
  • Compact-proofing services: working with all parties to ensure proposals are Compact-compliant on provision, accountability, transparency, and dispute resolution

Membership fees

Membership fees are fixed, no matter what the size of your organisation.

  • annual membership fee: £670 +VAT
  • fee if paying by Direct Debit: £625 +VAT

How to apply

Complete our online form for public sector membership

Contact us

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