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 info@val.org.uk or call 0113 297 7920.

You will be notified when your application has been approved.

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