Group Membership

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 (Community Directory)
  • Access to disability services
  • Discounted Payroll and Bookkeeping services
  • Promotion and marketing such as inclusion in our eNews/Social Media/Events and Activities
  • Community development support such as for policies, legal updates governance materials, business planning,  networking facilitation and support, digital etc.
  • Access to Unity Minibus hire 
  • Volunteer Centre Services including access to the national Do-it website (free)
  • Safeguarding checks (DBS) Service
  • Funding, Tender and Grant Information
  • Training which can be anything from safeguarding, volunteer management, Minibus Awareness (MIDAS) to funding workshops and one off learning events.
  • Information and Signposting – Our geographical knowledge has taken a lot of work over many years and as a result we are unique in understanding the community and who is out there in order to help other groups.

Membership Structure

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

To apply for membership, please complete the form below.

Group Membership Form

Organisation details

Main contact details

Additional information

Membership of Unity requires the completion of the Unity Organisational Health Check

Please note that private companies, statutory organisations or members of a national body do not need to complete this section.

Does your organisation have up to date policies and procedures, including:

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