Becoming a member of Urban Forum
URBAN FORUM MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION
Urban Forum is an independent, national membership charity that supports communities in having a better say over the decisions affecting them. We work with and through our members to influence government policy and support them to have a stronger community influence on decision-making in their areas. We receive no funding from government to support our work, which helps us maintain our independence and objectivity.
By gathering evidence and feedback from our members, we channel and reflect their views and experiences to central government and to others working nationally. We also provide policy, information and advocacy services and work as a bridge between communities, policy-makers and all those with a stake in building stronger social and community capital.
Who can join?
Full membership is open not-for profit organisations in England. Associate membership is open to any organisation or individual supporting our mission and sharing our values, regardless of location. Full members have stronger governance, including voting, rights in shaping the nature and direction of our movement.
What are the benefits?
We are currently redeveloping our membership offer, to include the following:
- Regular policy information, briefings and comment relevant to strengthening local democracy and community voices;
- Networking and relationship-brokerage opportunities across our membership;
- Feedback on our national representative roles - including our seat on the Department for Communities and Local Government's voluntary sector partnership board - and opportunity to help shape our contributions and interventions with national partners and funders (full members only);
- Useful information and opportunities from members and selected third parties;
- Publicity for your campaigns and resources (where they complement our mission);
- Right to collaborate with and for Urban Forum and its members on an commercial basis as associates (subject to conditions - model currently in development).
How much does it cost?
Full and Associate membership is now FREE.
If you would like to make a donation to Urban Forum please go to our MyDonate page.
How do we join?
Joining is easy and you can complete the membership form online - Apply now