Apply for membership

Voluntary and community organisations operating in Brighton, Hove, Adur or Worthing can apply to be members by completing the form below. Please first check that your organisation isn’t already a member, and read our members code of conduct which we expect all our members to follow.

We aim to process your application within 3-4 weeks, when we will get back to you with more details. Individuals can’t apply to be members, but if you work or volunteer for a member organisation you can sign up to our members’ newsletter or e-lists.

For any other questions about membership please contact us. For details about how we use the information you give us please see our Privacy Statement.

Organisation details

If you have ticked ‘Directory of Members’ below, this information will appear in our online Members Directory. Please try to provide an organisational telephone number and email address here if possible, rather than personal ones.

Organisation name*:
Address *:
Post town *:
Postcode *:
Telephone *
Public email

Lead contact

This is the person at your organisation who will be the main contact for your membership with Community Works and can vote at our AGM

First Name *:
Last Name *:
Post town:
Telephone *

Eligibility and income

Please confirm you are eligible for membership by ticking the boxes which apply to your group or organisation below. By ticking these boxes you are agreeing with the statements listed. Please note our Trustees reserve the right to refuse membership to an organisation which they believe to be ineligible. *

We are a community group, voluntary organisation, charity or other not-for-profit organisation which pursues general charitable and/or social objectives.
We are active in and/or operate to benefit communities in Adur District, Worthing Borough and/or the City of Brighton and Hove.
We have a constitution or other accepted rules of working and our aims, objectives and working methods are written down in a publically available document.
We have a commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of equality and diversity.
We have a commitment to safeguarding staff, volunteers and service users.
We are a community interest company, not-for-profit company or social enterprise and will provide a copy of our constitution or governing document which shows we have an asset lock to another not-for-profit organisation and anybody can apply to be on our governing body (Please email it to

Please confirm your approach to safeguarding if you work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults by ticking the boxes which apply to your group or organisation below. By ticking these boxes you are agreeing with the statement listed.

Please note if you don't agree with the last three statements we can help you to access appropriate support.

We work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults
We have a safeguarding policy that is regularly updated
We undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on our staff and volunteers
We ensure our staff and volunteers access safeguarding training every three years

What is the average gross annual income of your group/organisation? (Please enter numbers only):

Please indicate which category of membership your group/organisation falls into, based on your group/organisation's average gross annual income *

Membership fee for two years
Under £35,000 Free
Over £35,000 and under £100,000 £50.00
Over £100,000 and under £250,000 £100.00
Over £250,000 and under £500,000 £200.00
Over £500,000 £300.00

Please indicate how you would like to pay your membership fee. *

Please invoice my group/organisation
My group/organisation will post a cheque

More information on your organisation

Please provide a short description of your group/organisation's activities. This information will appear in our online Members Directory. The description needs to be a maximum of 35 words. If you wish to list another project associated with your group/organisation please contact us to discuss. *

What year was your organisation/group formed:
Is your group/organisation led by and for a particular protected characteristic?

What is your organisation type? *

If your organisation is a registered charity, what is the registration number?:
Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee
Social Enterprise
Community Interest Company (CIC)
Unconstituted Community Group
Housing Association
Private Sector
Public Sector
Constituted Community Group
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Trust or Foundation
Residents or Tenants Association
Community Benefit Society
Other (please specify)
If 'other' please specify:

In your group/organisation, what is the:

Appoximate number of paid staff:
Appoximate number of volunteers:
Appoximate number of trustees:
Appoximate number of members:
Appoximate number of service users:

Your membership

SMS Notifications

Please indicate if would like to receive text notifications from us and who in your group/organisation would like to recieve them:

First name of subscriber:
Last name of subscriber:
Mobile phone number:

Your work

Which area best defines your organisation's field of work?
Please tick up to 3:

Animal WelfareArts
Children and Young PeopleCommunity Safety
Culture and RecreationEnvironment and Conservation
International ActivtiesLegal, Human and Civil Rights, Equalities
Media and ITReligion
Social ServicesTraining, Education or Employment
Small GroupGreen Spaces

Who are the main beneficiaries of your group/organisation? If your service is open to all people select this option. Only select additional tick boxes if you have a specific project or service for a particular beneficiary.
Please tick up to 3:

All people (general)Animals
Black and Minority EthnicBereaved
BusinessCare Leavers
CarersChildren and Young People
Community and Voluntary OrganisationsDisability or Physical Impairment
Faith BasedGay, Lesbian and Bisexual
Illness RelatedLearning Difficulties or Disabilities
MenMental Health
Offenders and Ex-offendersOlder People
Overseas ResidentsParents and Families
People in careRefugess and Asylum Seekers
Residents and TenantsSingle Parents
Substance MisuseSurvivors of Crime and Abuse
Survivors of disastersSpecific occupation or professional group
Unemployed peopleUser group


In which geographical areas does your group/organisation principally work?

Brighton and HoveEast Sussex (Not Brighton and Hove)
West SussexUK wide
InternationalAdur District
Worthing Borough


Brighton and Hove
Brunswick and AdelaideCentral Hove
East BrightonGoldsmid
Hangleton and KnollHanover and Elm Grove
Hollingdean and StanmerHove Park
Moulsecoomb and BevendeanNorth Portslade
PatchamPreston Park
Queens ParkRegency
Rottingdean CoastalSouth Portslade
St Peters and North LaineWestbourne
Adur District
MarineMash Barn
Southwick GreenSt Marys
St NicolasWidewater
Worthing Borough

Use of data and information

Directory of Members

The information that you have provided about your group/organisation’s contact details (excluding the names of individuals), field of work, geographical area and type of beneficiary(ies) will be accessible to members of the public via the online Directory on our website.

Tick here if you want your organisation’s contact details to appear in our online members directory

Our partner organisations

From time to time, we might want to publish information about your group/organisation in different ways, (for example, to other directory services or to public sector partners seeking information on groups active in a particular area) where we think it would be appropriate.

Tick here if you are happy for us to publish information about your group/organisation as stated above

Information about support services

From time to time we may want to contact your organisation regarding the support we offer for community and voluntary groups.

Tick here if you are happy for us to contact your organisation in the future regarding the support we offer for community and voluntary groups
Name *:

How did you hear about Community Works?

How did you hear about Community Works and why did you decide to join?