Unity supports and encourages community initiatives to enable the Test Valley to have a strong and effective voluntary and community sector.

We welcome organisations to become members which entitles them to discounts on chargeable services, access to transport and a vote at our Annual General Meeting*.

You will play a pivotal role in the running of Unity by contributing views, and keeping Unity informed of issues affecting the voluntary sector locally.

As well voting at our Annual General Meeting*, members also have access to the following discounted and free services:

  • Inclusion in our online Charity Health and Wellbeing Directory (CHAWD)
  • Member-only online resources via member login
  • Access to disability services – Andover only
  • Discounted Payroll and Bookkeeping services
  • Promotion and marketing 
  • Community development support 
  • Access to Unity Minibus hire 
  • Volunteer Centre Services including access to the national Do-it website (free)
  • Equipment Loan Service
  • Safeguarding checks (DBS) Service
  • Funding, Tender and Grant Information
  • Training (free and discounted)
  • Information and Signposting

Membership Structure

Full Membership: Open to all non-profit community support organisations that serve the Test Valley Community and reside in the Borough of Test Valley.

Associate Membership: Open to non-profit community support organisations that serve the Test Valley Community but reside elsewhere.

Partnership Membership: Open to organisations of all types who help us to support our community and do not qualify for either full or associate membership. (Charges may apply) 

*Eligibility: To be a voting member of Unity you must be in one or more of the following categories: Voluntary or Community Sector, Faith Group, Social Enterprise and be either a full or associate member. Partnership members are not able to vote at the Annual General Meeting.  Statutory providers for Transport-only are eligible to sign up as Associate Members only.

Application Form

Are you a registered charity?

Areas your group operates

Would you like to be included in the Test Valley Charity, Health and Wellbeing Directory?

Are you a registered Company

Are you a private company, statutory organisation or member of a national body?

Does your organisation have a signed and dated constitution/set of rules?

A safeguarding policy?

A health and safety policy? (Required for all organisations employing 5 people or more)

A data protection policy?

An equalities and diversity policy?

Are your organisation's services risk assessed regularly?

Do you have an organisational bank account with 2 or more signatories?

Do you have the relevant insurance/s in place?

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