SCVS are governed by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives of local third sector organisations in membership, ensuring that the support we offer is relevant, needed and valued by the local sector.

Our growing membership of more than 230 organisations includes groups large and small; from branches of national charities to regional, local and micro community organisations. Your membership eligibility and type depends on your geographical area of operation, and whether you are a third sector organisation.

Full Membership of Swansea CVS, which includes responsibility for policy and governance of SCVS, is only open to Third Sector organisations whose work offers benefit within the City & County of Swansea who are therefore stakeholders in this county.

(Please note: SCVS defines a ‘Group’ as 2 or more people, who have a set of rules governing the running / management of their group.)


Full Membership:

(The majority of applications are at this level). Open to third sector organisations / groups whose work offers benefit within the City & County of Swansea.

  • First year of membership free of charge, thereafter (per annum): No or 1 paid worker: £5 / 2 paid workers: £10 / 3+ paid workers: £20

Full SCVS Member Organisations receive a 50% discount on SCVS training courses, hard copies of our publications, voting rights at our AGM and are eligible to nominate a representative to the join the SCVS Board of Trustees when vacancies arise.


Associate Membership: Third Sector Organisations:

  • Open to Third Sector organisations that do not currently work within the City & County of Swansea. £20 (per annum)

If you do not offer benefit in C&CS Swansea, you are welcome to apply for ‘Associate Membership’ of SCVS, but should also be aware that your appropriate geographical CVC (County Voluntary Council) will be able to offer you full membership of their organisation, and that this membership type does not offer a discount on SCVS Training Courses. Click here to see contact details for each of the Welsh CVC’s.


Associate Membership: Non-Third Sector Organisations / Individuals:

  • Open to public bodies, private companies and individuals regardless of their geographical location. £25 (per annum)

To request membership information, or to discuss SCVS membership further, please contact Gail at SCVS on 01792 544011 / gail_hanlin@scvs.org.uk