We rely on our 800+ members to shape the work of VONNE and welcome you to become a member. As a non-profit organisation it's FREE to become a core VONNE member or you can choose to subscribe to Membership+ packages offering additional benefits. Here is a summary of the benefits of core VONNE membership:

  • Regular email bulletins
  • Receive our annual directory magazine
  • Invitations to our AGM
  • Voting rights within VONNE (organisation members only) 

Membership Criteria

In order to become an organisation member of VONNE you must meet the key membership criteria. Organisations and individuals who don't meet the membership criteria can apply to be VONNE Associate members.

  • 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 it supports the vision, mission, aims and values of VONNE.

Membership benefits

Membership benefits increase according to Membership+ subscription you choose and fees depend on your organisation’s turnover. Please select your preferred option to proceed with applying for membership. Please note Bronze membership is FREE for small organisations with a turnover of less than £50,000.

Download the benefits and fees

Download a template to take to your Board

How to apply for Membership

You can become a member by joining online, just click Apply Now at the end of this page. You'll be asked for some details about your organisation, and if joining Membership+ your fee will be automatically calculated based on your organisation's income. Your application is pending until we've performed some checks on your organisation meeting our criteria and eventually approval by our Board. You'll be contacted if we have any queries.

Payment Options

You can pay instantly online using a debit or credit card, or choose the Pay Later option to be invoiced by VONNE. Please note you won't be able to access Membership+ benefits until payment has been received and your application has been approved.


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



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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