How to apply

VAL membership is now free of charge!

We've decided to remove the membership fee, so that we can offer membership to as wide a number of organisations as possible. The eligibility requirements for membership are that the organisation must be:

  1. a non-profit organisation or social enterprise
  2. actively working within the borough of Lewisham, contributing to and benefiting Lewisham communities
  3. fully constituted, with a governing document

Not sure you're eligible? Please contact or 020 3778 0663.

If your membership has expired or about to expire, please use this form instead to renew.

Please enter the public domain email contact for your organisation. This will be listed as the main email contact against your organisation record, and occasionally shared with other non-profits in the course of our work.
If you are a registered charity, please enter your charity number
If you are a Registered Society (Industrial and Provident), please enter your Registered Society number
If you are a registered company, please enter your company number
We need to check that your organisation is actively working for the benefit of Lewisham communities. Please tell us about the work you do in Lewisham.
Please tick as many as apply to your main activity
Please tick
BAMER people
Children/Young people
Older people
LGBT people
People with disabilities
Other charities
General public
Other defined groups
Please tick
We are a not-for-profit organisation
We have a constitution, governing document or certificate of incorporation
We have an active management committtee
We have appropriate child protection/vulnerable adult policies in place
Or we will adopt the relevant policy within three months (VAL can help with this)
We support VAL's objectives and equality and diversity policy
Please confirm these statements to qualify for membership of VAL
You may also send these via email to
I confirm, on behalf of the organisation, that the above information is accurate and true.
In promoting the work of the voluntary and community sector VAL may make available organisational details on its website, for marketing purposes, and to enquirers and other parties.