Membership for Organizations - Join for Free

Reasons to Join

Hundreds of organizations active in Hastings have joined HVA.

 Its free to join and members can benefit from a range of services including: 

  • Free e-bulletins and PDF newsletter, sent by email and keeping you up to date with recent news affecting voluntary and community organizations in this area.
  • Free use of Hastings Voluntary Action’s information services
  • A free copy of our Directory of Local Voluntary and Community Sector Resources and the opportunity to be included in the paper and online versions.
  • The support of our Volunteer Centre to assist with recruitment of volunteers
  • Support and advice on setting up or running a voluntary and community organisation
  • The opportunity to join the Hastings Community Network – a representative body which enables community and voluntary organisations to elect  representatives to capture views of its members in order to influence decisions
  • Access to the services of a specialist funding advisor
  • Affordable meeting rooms for hire in the town centre, available for daytime meetings.
  • An equipment booking service for groups who may need to borrow things such as a laptop projector.
How to apply for membership

We encourage all voluntary and community organizations working in the Hastings area to apply for membership. The criteria for membership are available as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

  1. Complete the online membership form, which you can go to by using the red button above.
  2. HVA's Information Officer will check that your organisation meets the criteria for membership.
  3. HVA's Board of Trustees will consider and new applications for HVA membership when they meet quarterly.
  4. We will write to let you know the outcome of your application.
Annual membership renewal

We also like to keep your information up to date each year, so we ask you to confirm your current details and tell us about anything new you are doing or things you no longer do. This help us to publish an up to date directory of organizations working in the local area and we can also then keep you informed of other organizations you may be interested in working with in our town.

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