Are you a third sector organisation or small group in Leeds?

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

Over 325 organisations in Leeds are already VAL members.

VAL Membership Benefits

As well as keeping up-to-date with information for and about the Third Sector you will have the opportunity to be involved with VAL's work and have a say in how VAL is run.

VAL members get the following benefits:

  • Voting rights at the VAL AGM

  • Invites to two free member events per year

  • Quarterly dedicated members email bulletin

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.

In order for your application to be considered we must also receive a copy of your constitution.

For more information on VAL’s membership or our services please contact VAL at or call 0113 297 7920.

You can download the membership application form below. Alternatively, if you would like to request a paper copy of the application form please email or call 0113 297 7920.

You will be notified when your application has been approved.

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