Members' Assembly

The Members’ Assembly meetings complement the work of the NCVO trustee board involving NCVO members in our work by:

  • contributing to the development of new and emerging thinking on public policy issues
  • providing input, information and advice as public policy positions are developed.

NCVO members attending the meetings consider, debate and advise the trustee board on policy matters and wider issues affecting the sector. The trustee board is committed to considering the full views expressed at the Members' Assembly meetings by our members.

Meeting our members on a planned basis and engaging with them face-to-face is core to our work as a membership organisation.

Meeting timetable

2 February 2018 Newcastle What's happening in public policy and key regulatory changes you need to know about
20 March 2018 Sheffield Modernising charity taxation: what should come next?
17 May 2018 Coventry Civil Society Strategy Consultation
28 June 2018 Exeter NCVO's UK Civil Society Almanac 2018
2 October 2018 Ipswich Code of ethics for charities
19 November 2018 London Charity Tax Commission

NCVO members can listen to a recording of the last Members' Assembly in London.


The meetings will be chaired by a trustee. NCVO members are expected to engage in discussion and debate, informed by the role they play within the voluntary sector. Meetings of the Assembly will be conducted using a range of methods, including digital ones, to make it easier for all voices to be heard. We aim to be innovative and inclusive.

There will be six meetings each year, held in different locations, aiming to reach all nine regions in less than two years to ensure all regions get an equal say in shaping our work.

Meetings are open to all NCVO members, encouraging a diversity of views. Members have the opportunity to:

  • explore an issue that the NCVO policy team want feedback on
  • hear the latest from our policy team
  • input thoughts to help shape our public policy work
  • meet other NCVO members and network over a free lunch.

Contact us

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