We encourage all voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working in Greater Manchester to become members; we also welcome public and private sector bodies and academic establishments based in the sub-region as associate members.

Membership is FREE and will help strengthen your organisation and the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester.

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Why should you join GMCVO?

Support us to support you

By sharing our vision and joining GMCVO as a member, you give us the support we need to work together and make the vision a reality.

Have your say

By lobbying and negotiating on your behalf, we seek to influence decision-making at Greater Manchester, regional and national levels. As part of this process, you will be invited to contribute your views through consultations and meetings, and to develop direct relationships with policy-making forums.

Keep informed

As a member you’ll have access to our newsletter, e-mail alerts and other publications that focus on key issues and their impact on Greater Manchester’s voluntary sector.

Build new contacts

As a member you’ll gain many opportunities to connect with other groups across Greater Manchester that do similar work. We’ll also add a link to your website on the membership page of our website.

Save money

GMCVO full members receive discounts on some of our services including conferences and events and room hire in the St Thomas Centre.

Help strengthen your organisation and the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester

If you or your organisation shares our vision and values and would like to become a member of GMCVO, please complete the relevant application form below:

If your organisation is a constituted voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisation based in and working in Greater Manchester and accountable to local people you can apply for full membership (which includes full voting rights).

If your organisation is a public or private sector body or a VCSE organisation not in the above category you can apply for associate membership (which does not include voting rights).

Whether you are applying for full or associate membership, please use this form:

Organisation Application Form


If you are applying in a personal capacity you can apply for individual membership (which does not include voting rights). Please use this form:

Individual Application Form


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