As a membership organisation, the Community Foundation ensures it is accountable to our area’s diverse communities and our many stakeholder groups.

There are four categories of Community Foundation members:

Members have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting and receive regular information about our work. Members may also stand and vote in elections to the Board. Each membership category elects or nominates three trustee directors.

To apply to become a member of the Community Foundation click below to download the relevant form(s).

An important part of the Community Foundation’s role is to contribute to debates and policy development in the fields of philanthropy, social action and other areas where we have expertise and knowledge gained from our work.

As a membership organisation we recognise that our members have a wide range of views and opinions and that, on some occasions, the views of the Community Foundation will not necessarily represent those of all of our individual members.