Membership

We rely on our 800+ members to shape the work of VONNE and welcome you to become a member. 

 

Core Membership

As a non-profit organisation it's free to become a core VONNE member.  

Core members receive:

  • Regular email bulletins
  • Our annual review and directory 
  • Invitations to our AGM
  • Voting rights within VONNE 

You can also choose to subscribe to one of our enhanced membership+ packages offering additional benefits

Membership+ Benefits

Membership+ offers you the choice of Bronze, Silver and Gold membership, each offering a range of benefits to your organisation including: 

  • Funding information
  • Exclusive membership+ events
  • Free and discounted job adverts 

Membership+ fees depend on your organisation’s turnover. Bronze membership+ is free for small organisations with a turnover of less than £50,000.

Download membership+ benefits and fees (PDF: 164KB).

Membership Criteria

In order to become a member of VONNE you must meet our membership criteria: 

  • Be an independent organisation determining your own existence, constitution and objectives.
  • Create a public benefit where any financial surplus is reinvested not distributed to members.
  • Have a physical base in the North East of England.
  • Declare that you support the vision, mission, aims and values of VONNE.

Organisations and individuals who don't meet the membership criteria can apply to be VONNE Associate members.

How to Apply 

It’s easy to become a member of VONNE, click Apply Now for the relevant membership type below.

You'll be asked for some details about your organisation and, if relevant, your fee will be automatically calculated based on the information you give and checked against the Charity Commission website. If you are not a registered charity you may be asked for a copy of your accounts. We will contact you if we have any queries. 

If you need your Board approval to complete your membership please download our handy template (Word: 28.7KB).

Payment Options

You can pay instantly online using a debit or credit card, or choose the Pay Later option to be invoiced. Please note your membership is provisional until we have approved your application.

 

Core Membership

Membership+ Bronze

Membership+ Silver

Membership+ Gold

Information and communication

VONNE ebulletins

Electronic annual review & directory

Printed annual review & directory

   

New & updated VONNE briefings emailed directly

   

Printed copies of briefings and reports on request

   

VONNE staff presentation for your organisation on policy area/ State of the Sector at event/ board meeting/ staff away day

     

Events

Invite to AGM
Conference ticket discount (50%)  
1 x free conference ticket      
2 x free conference ticket      
Free event listings on website
Invites to Membership+ networking & briefing events    

Job advertising

Job advert discount (saving £70 per job)

£50 members

£120 non-members

 
1 x free job advert      
2 x free job advert      

Funding information

FINE ebulletin

 

Access to online North East funding directory

   

Free copy of FINE North East Guide to Grants

   

Raising your profile as VONNE Members

VONNE Membership Logo

Featured Gold Member profile on VONNE website and ebulletin – ‘Gold Member spotlight’

     

Organisation profile on website

     
Cost (inclusive of VAT)

Free

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£0-85

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£84-180

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£194-430

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Featured Membership+ Gold Member:

 

Oasis Aquila Housing

Oasis Aquila Housing is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage providing housing, support and other specialised services. The support provided aims to develop life skills that will enable people to live successful independent lives.