24 Apr 2020

VODG opens up membership to support smaller organisations

VODG is delighted to offer voluntary sector disability organisations with an income of less than £1million free membership for 2020/21*.

The offer is part of VODG’s wider response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It aims to help smaller not-for-profit disability organisations face the extraordinary challenges the pandemic presents by providing access to VODG’s membership, public affairs, and sector development services.

Dr Rhidian Hughes, chief executive of VODG, said:

“What the pandemic has shown us is that now, more than ever, the sector’s infrastructure should be creating the conditions for all voluntary disability organisations to have the opportunity to stay connected and to explore greater collaboration. The pandemic is bringing with it huge challenges for organisations involved in supporting disabled people, but there are also opportunities to strengthen the voluntary sector response, both now and into the future.”

VODG had already reduced its subscription fees for smaller organisations and is now opening up its membership and waiving subscription fees for this tier of membership, for this financial year. This is in recognition of the smaller organisations working across England who are doing incredible work to support disabled people in the face of incredibly challenging circumstances.

*Applies to not-for-profit organisations in England with an income of less than £1million that provide support or advocacy services to disabled people. Our standard subscriptions fees are £250 for organisations with an income of up to £499k and £500 for organisations with an income of £500 - £1million.
Please note organisations wishing to take up this membership offer are subject to VODG’s standard membership application process. Applications can be made here. Organisations must also be aligned with VODG’s values and beliefs and agree to VODG terms and conditions.