Joining the VCSA

Joining the Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) is easy and membership is FREE.

As a member you will be able to receive all the latest news, updates and information relating to your area of work. Click here to read the Members Information Pack (including VCSA Terms of Reference).

Click here to download our membership form, save a copy, complete and send it back to us via email.

If you need more information simply contact the VCSA support team via 01743 258521 or email us at

Please note that in order to join Shropshire Providers Consortium (SPC) membership of the VCSA is required.

We have a fantastic support team who are always willing to help so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Are you eligible? 

In order to be recognised as a member, an organisation will comply with the following criteria:
The organisation shall be:

  • A VCS group or organisation operating in Shropshire.
  • Be independent, that is, institutionally separate from the government and self-governing.
  • Not distribute profit from its activities to owners or members but retain it, if any, for use in serving its basic purpose.
  • Involve some form of voluntary activity, i.e. donations, public support or unpaid trustees. It is entirely compatible for voluntary organisations to have a mainly salaried workforce.
  • Not be party political.

N.B. Additional information may be sought by the Assembly to evidence eligibility.

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