SCVS members event - show of hands June 2017SCVS are governed by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives of local third sector organisations in membership, and co-opted people with specialist skills and experience, ensuring that the support we offer is relevant, needed and valued by the local sector.

Our growing membership of more than 300 organisations includes groups large and small; from branches of national charities to regional, local and micro community organisations. Your membership eligibility depends on your geographical area of operation, and whether you are a third sector organisation.

Following a review of our membership scheme in 2017, SCVS now offer one category of Membership – ‘SCVS Member’ - which is open to constituted Third Sector organisations which offer benefit in C&C Swansea and are therefore stakeholders (they do not necessarily need to be based in the County).

(Please note: We define ‘Third Sector’ as constituted (have formally adopted a ‘set of rules’ which governs how your group operates) voluntary / community groups of at least 2 people, charities, social enterprises, CIOs, CICs, etc.)

SCVS Member:

Is your group or organisation a constituted Third Sector organisation which provides benefit in City & County of Swansea? Then great news - you're eligible to apply SCVS Membership.

SCVS Membership is free of charge, and annually renewable, with the following benefits:


  • Substantial discount on SCVS Training Courses
  • Use of the ‘SCVS Member’ graphic (sent via email following your membership approval, or contact Gail to request a copy) on hardcopy / digital materials over the membership year
  • Free promotion of local job vacancies via SCVS Core communication channels
  • Hyperlinked listing on SCVS Members page online to you site
  • Submit information about your work to ‘Our Members Stories’ and have a permanent online presence on the SCVS site (contact Gail for information or tick the box at the end of the application form)
  • Voting rights at our AGM and the option to nominate someone to our Board of Trustees when vacancies arise
  • Receive email alerts and our monthly e-bulletin to the sector to multiple email contacts at your organisation

If you meet the criteria, click here to download full information and the straight forward SCVS Membership form.

To request hardcopy membership information, or to discuss SCVS membership further, please contact Gail at SCVS on 01792 544011 / [email protected]

New - from 2017, Become an 'SCVS Supporter'

This new option is open to Third Sector organisations who do not offer benefit in C&C Swansea, private / public companies / organisations and individuals who agree with our mission.

This is £50 per annum, renewed annually. There is a separate application process for this category – please contact Gail at SCVS on 01792 544011 / [email protected] for more information.


  • Demonstrate your corporate social responsibility by supporting SCVS, the umbrella charity for the Third Sector in Swansea
  • Hyperlinked listing on the ‘SCVS Supporters’ page
  • Use of the ‘SCVS Supporter’ graphic, highlighting your support of the local third sector
  • Receive email alerts and our monthly e-bulletin