We rely on our 1000+ members to shape the work of VONNE. 

Discover more about our range of membership levels and benefits.

97% of our members say VONNE helps them to be better informed and aware of opportunities. 

Core Membership

Its free to become a core VONNE member and all our members hold core membership.

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+ networking 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.

100% of our Bronze and Gold supporters, and 96% of our Silver supporters, are happy with their Membership+ benefits.

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 or connection to 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: 29 KB).

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

Bronze Membership+ 

Silver Membership+ 

Gold Membership+ 

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



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)


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Featured Gold Membership+ Supporter  

Community Foundation

We match generous people with important community causes.

Every year, we award grants to hundreds of small charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by our donors.