Become a member

Join us – become a DCA Member

Join us today and you’ll receive the DCA ebulletin with the latest funding news, a free business support session as well as discounted rates on all our events, training and advertising!

Any Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisation providing services to people within Dorset and its environs is generally eligible to become a Standard Member of Dorset Community Action, attend our AGM, receive the DCA ebulletin with the latest funding news, free business support session as well as discounted rates on all our events, training and advertising.  Volunteer individuals working within the voluntary sector will also be eligible to become a Standard Member.

For organisations in the VCSE Sector, Standard membership is £25 per year. If your organisation has a turnover of less than £1,000 per annum then Standard membership will be free.  For any VCSE sector volunteers wishing to be a member in their own right Standard membership will also be free.

For all non-VCSE individuals, statutory and corporate bodies we offer a DCA Associate package for £25 per annum.  Your organisation will still get the same great benefits except for constitutional membership of DCA and voting rights.

If this payment will cause you any difficulty or you would like to discuss this further, please contact us at members@dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk

Members of DCA, like other limited company charities, have a limited liability should the organisation become insolvent.  In DCA’s case the liability is set at a maximum of £1. Please read our Membership Terms & Conditions.

Benefits of DCA membership Standard DCA Associate
Constitutional membership of DCA, entitling you to attend and vote at our AGM and any EGM’s ü No voting rights
Our fortnightly ebulletin – an exclusive membership newsletter and funding information email, sent directly to the inbox of your nominated trustee/member of staff within your organisation ü ü
A free business support session with our specially trained staff ü ü
Email invitations to all DCA training events, networking events and hosted events. Including our Annual Funding Fair and Conference ü ü
Opportunities to take part in VCSE sector surveys and “have your say” consultation activities ü ü
A new reduced members only rate for all advertisements, event promotion and job adverts ü ü
A new reduced members only rate for all DCA training ü ü
A new reduced members only rate for all funding events, hosted events and our annual conference ü ü
Annual fee £25 – for VCSE organisations with an income of over £1000 a year
Free – for VCSE organisations with income of less than £1000 a year or VCSE volunteers
£25 – for statutory & corporate bodies; non-VCSE individuals