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What are the benefits of being a Voscur member?

  • Being stronger together
    Our members are part of a network of hundreds of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Bristol and the South West, which leads to opportunities for collaborating, coordinating services and sharing skills.
  • Discounts for those attending Voscur learning and development events
    Voscur members also save on the price of learning opportunities and other events in the Voscur programme.
  • Discounted job advertising via Voscur’s website, e-bulletin and social media
    Voscur members receive a discount on job adverts. Voscur's jobs pages receive millions of views each year, giving your organisation a cost-effective way of attracting candidates.
  • Fundraising support
    Grants Online Local enables VCSE organisations to search for and identify relevant grant funding sources. Voscur has partnered with Grants Online Local to provide our members with exclusive access to this service through our own dedicated portal.
  • Free advertising for your events
    Voscur members can advertise their local events by adding a listing to the website (non-members pay £15). A selection of events is also promoted in a weekly email bulletin, which is sent to over 2,000 subscribers, and on social media, where you will reach more than 10,000 followers.

What are the membership levels?

Full Membership is offered for eligible organisations and individuals. Organisations that are ineligible for membership are welcome to join us as Voscur Affiliates.

Full membership

Full membership is open to all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that:

  • Are based in Bristol or the West of England and are actively delivering services to individuals or communities in these areas.
  • Support Voscur's core values.
  • Are accountable to their members (for example because they are a registered charity, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Community Interest Company, trust, charitable company limited by guarantee, unincorporated association, community benefit society, cooperative).
  • Are independent (for example are independently registered and constituted in Bristol or the West of England)
  • Are not for private or personal profit.

The cost of full membership depends on the size of your organisation:

  • Low/no income £0-£10,000 annual income - Free
  • £10,001-£100,000 annual income - £50 +VAT
  • £100,001-£500,000 annual income - £75 +VAT
  • Over £500,000 annual income - £120 +VAT

Voscur full membership lasts for one year and is renewable annually.

Individual membership

Individuals who support Voscur’s core values and work are also eligible to join us as a member. 

  • Individual members should be based in Bristol or the West of England and do not need to be part of an organisation/group.
  • Individual members are also required to support Voscur’s core values. 
  • Individual members receive the same benefits as full members.

Individual membership costs £35 + VAT, lasts for one year and is renewable annually.

If you wish to apply for individual membership, please contact info@voscur.org

Voscur affiliates

Groups that work in collaboration or partnership with Bristol’s VCSE sector (for example, public sector groups, national organisations or groups based outside Bristol and the immediate surrounding areas) can also join Voscur as affiliates.

Voscur affiliates get many of the same benefits as full members, but with a lower level of discounts on Voscur services:

  • Discounted job advertising via Voscur’s website and social media
    Voscur affiliates receive a discount on job adverts. With a main jobs page receiving over 1,500,000 views per year, and with affiliate subscription only costing between £65 plus VAT for the whole year, this provides a very cost-effective way to attract new staff.
  • Discounts for those attending Voscur learning and development events
    Voscur affiliates also save on the price of training courses and learning events. For many these savings more than cover their annual membership fee.

Voscur affiliate status costs £65 +VAT, lasts for one year and is renewable annually.

If you wish to apply for individual membership, please contact info@voscur.org