Become a member

Cornwall VSF is the voice of the voluntary sector in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.

Any voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisation working or based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can be a member of Cornwall VSF for free. Our membership offers fantastic benefits including:

  • Exclusive daily news bulletin
  • Discounts on VSF services
  • Discounts and priority booking for VSF events
  • Access to our library of resources in the Knowledge Bank
  • Priority publishing for your organisation’s news stories on the VSF website news page and community noticeboard
  • A listing in the membership directory section of the VSF website

If your organisation does not fit the criteria above, you can still apply to become an associate member. This is suitable for organisations and businesses that work closely with the voluntary sector in Cornwall but are not registered as a charity, community organisation or a social enterprise.

Please note that by applying to become a member of Cornwall VSF, you also give your consent to be added to our mailing list for the daily news bulletin member benefit. You will be able to opt out at any time.

How to apply

Individuals can apply to become a member; simply complete the first few questions on the form below. If you are also registering your organisation for the first time, please include the details requested on the rest of the form so that we can add them to our member directory.

Once you have submitted the application form, you will be redirected to a registration page for the website. Here you will set a username and password for the VSF website. You will need this to access member services, discounts, priority booking and Knowledge Bank.

Sign up to become a member below:

Please note, we have been receiving an avalanche of spam membership applications, so please ensure that you fill out yours with as much detail as possible, so we can distinguish it from the rubbish.

About you:

Your name (required)

Your role (required)

Your organisation (required)

Are you updating information as part of our Membership audit?
YesNo, I'm a new Member

Your email address (required)

Tick this box if the organisation named above is NOT a voluntary community or social enterprise organisation based in Cornwall the Isles of Scilly and you wish to become an associate member instead:
Associate member

About your organisation (full members only):

Organisation address



Tick this box if you do NOT wish your organisation's exact address to appear in the member directory, for example if you operate from a private address rather than an office (we will use your nearest town as the location instead):
Hide exact location

What are your main areas of work (pick up to three from the categories listed)?

Advice advocacy and legalChildren and young peopleCommunity supportCriminal justice / community safetyCulture and recreationDevelopmentEducation and trainingEmployment and skillsEnvironment and natureEquality and diversityFaithFunding and grantsHealth care and wellbeingHousing and related servicesOlder peopleOther

Please add (or copy/paste) a description of your organisation/service. This is what will go on your page on our website, and will help people to understand the services you provide, and whether you can help them:


Website (required)



Other social media

You can click the button below to upload your organisation's logo if you wish (max file size is 5Mb):

You may also upload a picture:

These questions are for monitoring purposes only and will not be published on our website:

Is your organisation:
a Cornish or Isles of Scilly independent organisation?a regional South West organisation?part of a national or international organisation?

What legal form does your organisation take?
UnincorporatedCharitable trustCompany (limited by shares or guarantee)Cooperative or community benefit society (e.g. Industrial and Provident Society)Community Interest CompanyCharitable Incorporated OrganisationOther

What size is your organisation?
Preliminary level: just starting up, community activity, informal caringLevel 1: small community group/organisation, e.g. memory cafés, sports clubs etc. (likely annual turnover under £10k)Level 2: small/medium organisation, e.g. community halls, befriending schemes (likely turnover £10-50k)Level 3: medium/large organisations, e.g. day centres, youth services (likely turnover £50-250k)Level 4: large organisation, e.g. Age UK CIoS, Citizens Advice Cornwall (likely turnover £250-£1m)Level 5: nationally significant organisation operating in Cornwall, e.g. RNLI, National Trust (likely annual turnover over £1m)



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