Become a member

Join over 100 member non-profit organisations from across Cambridgeshire who we are dedicated to supporting, developing and connecting. We work with community groups and clubs, registered charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and town and parish councils. From just £25 a year you’ll get access to a wide range of benefits and services.

Advice

Receive one-to-one support to help you get set up, overcome hurdles and concentrate on achieving your goals. We can help you choose the right structure, develop your vision and mission statements and draft a constitution. We can also advise on charity registration, policies and procedures, volunteer recruitment and management, business and financial planning, project management, funding and fundraising.

Networking

Opportunities to meet and share good practice with others in the voluntary sector. We run four Keep-In-Touch networking meetings each year, and there are lots of other opportunities to meet fellow members along with other guests and forge good relations.

Communication

Access to regular newsletters, e-bulletins and funding alerts. Members can submit articles and information for inclusion in our newsletter at no cost. We also help signpost you to other sources of support or help as appropriate.

Training

Access to our free training programme. Courses include funding and fundraising, duties of trustees, budgets and financial planning and safeguarding. See our upcoming training programme here.

As a member, you can attend six training courses free-of-charge each year, which also includes access to Support Cambridgeshire training events and networking and Cambridge CVS training where spaces are available. Please note that restrictions and conditions on the number of attendees per course from the same organisation may apply.

Financial management support

Support with accounting procedures, compliance and annual returns is available including face-to-face meetings with our Finance Manager.

Funding and fundraising

Advice such as diversifying income, information about sources of funding in the local area, regionally and nationally plus funding searches through the Support Cambridgeshire portal, letting you customise your search for suitable funding sources specific to your needs (membership of Hunts Forum is not required to access the funding portal).

Developing

We can help develop fundraising strategies, including social media and digital funding strategies and business plan advice and guidance.

Assistance with writing your funding application and review applications through Critical Friend reading with comments and analysis.

Representation

We represent the views of our members with statutory bodies and the general public.

Room and equipment hire

Discounted room hire at The Maple Centre. Low-cost hire of our Celexon 203cm by 127cm display screen which is suitable for conferences and events where a telescope or folding screen is insufficient. Please contact us for prices.

Dedicated phone number

Call our our communities team on 01480 420604 for all your development queries.

Apply for membership

Offering excellent-value-for-money, membership is from £25 per annum. To apply, please complete the form below and we will be in touch. Please do not send us any money for your membership application. You will be invoiced with a pro-rata total following your membership approval.









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