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CVS Membership Details

27 March 2024

Who can apply

Maldon and District Community Voluntary Services (MDCVS) offer a tiered membership. The 3 membership levels are:

  • Full membership – open to any Essex based VCSE sector organisation e.g. a registered charity, community group or non-for-profit organisation that works for the benefit of Essex residents
  • Affiliate membership – open to organisations not eligible for full membership e.g. a parish, town or district council, NHS organisations etc.
  • Supporter membership – open to individuals

Registration Process

In order to become a full member we ask you to complete our online MDCVS Membership Registration Form. Please contact us if you require a hardcopy posted to you.

This form will then be submitted to our Board of Trustees for approval at the next board meeting. These are held every 2 months. Once approved you will be a member and receive a membership certificate and welcome pack outlining our services.  Your details will be stored on our database in accordance with our Privacy Policy and current data protection legislation.

To register as an affiliate or supporter member please get in touch with us.

Membership Costs

Affiliate membership is free.

Supporter membership is subject to a £25 annual fee.

Full membership of MDCVS is subject to an annual fee. You will be invoiced for your membership fee once your application has been approved by the Board of Trustees.

Charges are levied on a sliding scale based on your organisation’s previous year’s accounts:

Micro Annual income of<£10,000 and/or no paid staff £15
Small Annual income between £10,000 – £100,000 with paid staff £25
Medium Annual income between £100,000 – £1 million £38
Large Annual income >£1 million £50


We will contact you on an annual basis every April / May requesting that you confirm or update your or your organisation’s details and pay your membership fee (where applicable) in order to renew your membership. We will also ask you to complete a survey, detailing your satisfaction with our support and suggest any additional support services.

Benefits of Membership

Members of MDCVS receive the following support:

  Full Affiliate Supporter
Telephone support on voluntary sector issues
Invitations to our networking events and forums
Promotion of your activities on social media and Maldon District Connects
A monthly newsletter of current VCS sector news
Volunteer recruitment through our Volunteer Centre
Discounted rates on our consultancy services[1], DBS service, events, workshops and training
One organisational vote at MDCVS General Meetings


Service Charges

Price Member


1 hour VCS consultation – any topic £50 10%
VCS infrastructure support £45 ph /unit cost by agreement 10%
Information & networking services FREE Members only
Volunteer social events FREE Members only
Trustee networking & mentoring FREE Members only
VCS secretariat or banker services TBA Members only
Research services & training £50 ph / Per training session TBA 10%
Evaluation consultancy £50 ph 10%
Facilitated Strategy Planning Day £50 ph 10%
DBS umbrella body service & evidence checker training Checks: Level 1 £16 /Level 2 £27

Training £20 per place



Further information

For more information please contact Catherine Kennelly, Research and Information Officer on 01621 732250 / 851891 or email


[1] Including 1-2-1 charity development (constitution development/review, legal updates, policy advice and content, risk assessment and event management) and funding advice (including bid writing, proof-reading, outcomes monitoring and identification of need), and monitoring and evaluation service.