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Be part of a powerful national network working together for a fairer society.  Choose the right package for you.

Network
FREE
Monthly newsletter
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Locality recommends
Essentials
£250 + VAT
Network package and:
'Ask us anything' advice service
Networking and learning events
Masterclasses and training
Peer learning grants
Online health check
Bespoke member to member referrals
Crisis support
Membership Plus
£1450 + VAT
Essentials package and:
Dedicated 1:1 expert support
Personal advisor offering regular check-ins
Pre-paid consultancy
Local data analysis
Exclusive events invitations
Convention ticket

Why become a member?

Locality membership is for anyone who believes in the power of community. Whether you’re just starting out or have been around for years, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong.

As a Locality member you have exclusive access to a range of peer-learning opportunities, plus advice and training from sector experts. We press decision makers for change and get your voice heard.

To join just complete our easy online application form and agree with our Value Statement.

We welcome community organisations that support communities of place, interest or identity. If you’re from somewhere that supports community organisations, like a council, funder or corporate, read about our Partner package.

Unsure what package is best for you? Sign up for our free Network package now

5 reasons to join

1
Get connected

Practical networking to help you learn from others

2
Get advice

Support to help make sure you make the right decisions

3
Get smarter

Training, tools, and resources to develop your skills

4
Get informed

Find out first about programmes, funding, and more to help your community

5
Get heard

National campaigns to bring about the changes you want to see

Don't just take our word for it

You are fabulous! Your membership is the most valuable we have - and has been for several years.”

Leanne Hickenbottom-Marriott
CEO, Sandwell Deaf Community

FAQ's

  • Who can join the Locality Membership Network?

    Our Essentials and Membership Plus membership packages are for locally-focused, independent community organisations.

    The Network package is for community organisations, groups and individuals who want to stay in touch and support our campaigns but can’t sign up to the full benefits of paid membership.

    Partner and Partner Plus packages are for organisations who work with community organisations like councils, housing associations, sector support organisations, funders, universities, health trusts, national charities and corporate businesses

  • Is my organisation a ‘community organisation’?

    A community organisation is an organisation that directly delivers services which have broad community impact. It is:

    • locally focussed
    • accountable to the local community
    • independent.

    If your organisation:

    • operates over a wider geographical area, such as regionally or nationally;
    • is a non-independent branch of a parent organisation; or
    • exists primarily to support other community organisations;

    then please look at our Partner or Partner Plus packages.

  • How much does Locality membership cost?

    It depends on the package you choose:

    Network – Free

    Essentials Annual fee – £250 + VAT

    Membership Plus Annual fee – £1450 + VAT

    Partner Annual fee – £500 + VAT

    Partner Plus – £POA

  • Who do I talk to if I have a question about membership?

    If you haven’t yet joined or want to refer someone to us, please call Kathryn on 07818 570 192 or at joinus@locality.org.uk.

    If you’re a Network, Essentials, or Partner member, contact Laura in the membership team at members@locality.org.uk

    If you’re a Membership Plus or Partner Plus member Laura will also be happy to help, or you can contact your Locality Advisor.

Interested in membership but need more information?

We know you, your colleagues or your Board might have questions. We’re happy to help.

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1600 Locality members across the country all supporting people in their local area – and each other!