Benefits of becoming a DCA Member

  • A free business support session with our specially trained staff
  • Discounts on all DCA training, networking and hosted events as well as discounts on our specialist Organisational Checks
  • Our members e-newsletter with relevant funding information, sent directly to the inbox of your nominated trustee/member of staff within your organisation
  • Exclusive access to our ‘Members Area’ with templates, factsheets and resources to support your organisation
  • Discounted rates for all advertisements, event promotion and job adverts
  • Constitutional membership of DCA, entitling you to attend and vote at our AGM and any EGM’s
  • Opportunities to take part in VCSE sector surveys and “have your say” consultation activities

Cost of membership

Standard Membership – £25 Annual Fee for VCSE organisations with an annual income of over £1000.

Free Membership – For those involved with VCSE organisations with an annual income of less than £1000.

Associate Membership – £25 Annual Fee for Statutory/Corporate & non-VCSE Individuals. Your organisation will still get the same great benefits as Standard Members with the exception of voting rights.

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. Individuals who volunteer in their own right are also eligible to become a Standard Member.

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.