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Membership of Trafford Community Collective is free for not-for-profit Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise ( VCFSE) organisations based in and active in Trafford.

Please complete this form to register your interest in the Collective. If you indicate on the form that you are interested in membership, we will send a full membership application form.

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How can I become a member?

Firstly, complete the Register of Interest form and select that your organisation is interested in becoming a member. We will then send you a Full Membership Application form, in which we will ask for some further information in order to confirm your membership.

Who is eligible to become a member?

Any non-profit organisation based or active in Trafford is eligible for membership. That includes voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises, faith-based organisations, co-operatives and more! 

What will I receive as a member? 

We are expecting that as membership increases, the Collective will be a key strategic voice for the sector which will lead to a number of benefits:

  • Opportunities to develop and deliver joined up services at a local  level
  • Improved and consistent access to capacity building support, advice, and information.
  • Increasing recognition of the number and strength of VCFSE organisations in Trafford.
  • Increased quantity and quality of local volunteering through the development of a strategic approach.
  • Improved recruitment and retention of staff through the development of career pathways.
  • Reduced costs due to the introduction of placed-based commissioning.
  • Opportunities to work in partnership with other VCFSE providers at a local level.
  • Opportunity to share good practice and learning opportunities based on an ethos of mutual support.
  • Increased access to funding.
  • Improved management information and scope for sharing this at a local level.
  • Improved strategic relationships with service commissioners and strategic policy leads and opportunities to influence service development and delivery.

Can I get involved if I am not a representative from a voluntary organisation?

Yes, while only non-profit organisations can become members, anyone can register their interest via the online form and become a wider supporter of the Collective.

Have any questions?

If you would like more information about the Collective or what’s involved in becoming a member, then get in touch.

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