Civic Voice has a partnership with NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. Every group joining Civic Voice benefits from free community membership of NCVO. This provides access to a range of services and advice on organisational, legal, fundraising and IT issues which complement the more specialist support provided by Civic Voice.

The benefits include:

  • Free legal information service – a bank of dedicated lawyers can provide answers to your legal queries by email
  • Free members’ only helpdesk – providing information and signposting on issues from finance and funding to IT and volunteer management
  • A fortnightly member news bulletin providing updates on activity across the voluntary sector, as well as a bi-monthly email particularly for small organisations
  • Over 50 discounted services – on a range of IT, office, finance, and HR services, including discounts with Charity Business and Microsoft.
  • 30% discount on NCVO’s extensive range of publications•Priority booking and 30% discount on NCVO regional and national events and access to some free bursary places
  • Attendance and voting rights at NCVO’s AGM
  • Free professional consultancy for at least one hour to help with charity property issues via Charity Property help.
  • Free access to NCVO’s special interest networks – including IT and governance

Glad to hear of the NCVO idea; I credit them highly over the past 15 years of our membership
Martha Parry
Swindon Civic Trust