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Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) is introducing a small membership fee as part of the invaluable, bespoke support it offers organisations in the community sector.

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Organisations will need to pay just £50 each year for a full membership, with fees coming into place from January 2022 after a complimentary six-month period. Any organisations with an annual turnover of less than £10,000 will be able to take advantage of a free membership.

CWVA helps communities in west Cheshire grow and thrive by connecting charitable organisations, volunteers and businesses to champion social action.

The membership offer will include:

  • free or subsidised training
  • networking opportunities
  • specialist funding support
  • advice around governance and managing your organisation
  • access to CWVA’s brand-new volunteer platform and support with volunteer management
  • opportunities through the SkillShare initiative to be matched with other sectors so you can take advantage of their skills and expertise
  • regular communications so you can keep up-to-date with the latest information and advice
  • support with promoting your organisation across CWVA’s platforms
  • much more.

Clare Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive of CWVA, said: “The community sector has always been such an important part of society, but more people have realised that during the pandemic with the valuable and professional services we all provide.

“We’re very proud to support and act as a voice for all our members and we’ve introduced this small membership fee so we can continue developing and expanding our services.

“We’ll continue to shape our offer around what our members need so it’s value for money and you’re getting as much support as you need from us.”

Become a member today

Anyone who is already a member doesn’t need to sign up again but, after the initial, free six-month period up until January 2022, CWVA will get in touch with all existing members to set up the payment process as part of the annual membership.

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