How to join

To join VAL please check that you meet the membership criteria and then complete a membership form.

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Joining VAL is free and is open to all third sector organisations in Leeds.

Membership Criteria

To join VAL as a member your organisation needs to be part of the Third Sector, which includes social enterprises. Your group or organisation needs to meet the following criteria:

  • be a self-governing body of people who have joined together voluntarily to take action for the benefit of the community, and established otherwise than for financial gain.
  • have written down and publicly available the aims, objectives and methods of working of your organisation (this must be submitted with your application). The organisation does not have to be a registered charity.
  • affairs managed by, and/or ultimately accountable to, a group of people for no economic or similar advantage.
  • activities principally benefit people in or around Leeds.
  • have a commitment to supporting equality and diversity and will not knowingly discriminate against anybody on the basis of their racial or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
  • must not be undertaking and/or affiliated to party political activity.

Membership applications are approved by the VAL Board of Trustees, who meet six times a year.

Join Today

To join VAL please complete the online membership application form.

You can download the membership application form below. Alternatively, if you would like to request a paper copy of the application form or if you would like more information on VAL’s membership or our services please contact VAL at or call 0113 297 7920.

You will be notified when your application has been approved.

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