Public sector membership

Connecting the public and voluntary sectors

With over 14,000 members, NCVO is uniquely placed to engage with public sector organisations about the issues facing civil society. Join fellow public sector member organisations from local and central government, higher education, health and the emergency services, and our national parks. Through the benefits listed below, you too will connect in a meaningful and practical way with the country's largest network of voluntary organisations.

Key benefits

  • Tailored emails on public policy and public service delivery, packed with information, insights and analysis on what is going on in the sector. Topics covered include the Compact, localism, Work Programme, employee supported volunteering and more.
  • Exclusive member access to the sector's must-have Civil Society Almanac
  • 30% off all other NCVO publications
  • Access to free speakers - a representative from NCVO's partnerships and public services team will come and speak at your events (limited to once a year, min. delegate numbers 50)
  • Invitations to receptions at the House of Commons, plus other regular networking opportunities
  • 30% off attendance at NCVO exhibitions and events
  • 20% off conference suite hire 
  • Use of member logo that you can use on your stationery and publications plus a listing in our Annual Review

Reasons to join

  • A deeper understanding of working and partnerships with charities
  • Access to NCVO's partnerships and public services staff
  • Consultancy services: our in-house consultancy team can advise local authorities, primary care trusts and other government agencies on how to get the most out of relationships with voluntary organisations
  • We can also provide tailored analyses and presentations on the size and scope of civil society
  • Compact-proofing services: working with all parties to ensure proposals are Compact-compliant on provision, accountability, transparency, and dispute resolution

Membership fees

Annual Public Sector membership costs £670 + VAT.

Or £625 + VAT by Direct Debit.

Apply for membership

Complete our online application form for Public Sector membership

Contact us

If you have any questions, please call 020 7520 2414 or email our membership team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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