How to join

To join VAL please check that you meet the membership criteria and then complete and return a membership form to us, along with the relevant supporting documentation.

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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 membership form, available to download below, and return it to us with the relevant supporting documentation or complete the online membership application form.

To request a paper copy of the application form please email info@val.org.uk or call 0113 297 7920.

For more information on VAL’s membership or our services please contact VAL at info@val.org.uk or call 0113 297 7920.

You will be notified when your application has been approved.

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