Membership – How to Apply
Following 6 successful years operating as an unincorporated consortium, in late 2013 VOLA Consortium incorporated as a Company Ltd by Guarantee and became a registered charity in 2014.
We welcome membership applications from appropriate organisations operating in the Liverpool City Region that meet our membership criteria and are committed to working in partnership to help local people.
Our Membership Prospectus (VOLAMembershipProspectus2014UpdatedNov14) summarises what VOLA is about, our Mission, Vision and values, benefits of membership, eligibility criteria and what happens with your application. You can apply for full (voting) or associate (non-voting) membership. The Associate membership application process is short and straight forward. The full membership application requires more information, as part of the process is to undertake initial due diligence checks to ensure that essential criteria regarding quality of delivery, financial standing, track record, etc. are in place in applicant organisations, as a precursor to full members being considered for future delivery on consortium projects. Note, further project-specific due diligence checks are required, post-membership approval, prior to any member being approved as a consortium delivery partner.
Our online membership platform has been designed to better enable the upkeep of member information than was possible on our previous database – indeed, you will be able to update your information online when key things change in your organisation. We will regularly prompt members to review/ refresh organisational info. The better info we have about you, the better we can communicate with you and involve you in VOLA’s plans.
Our brief application guidance (ApplicationGuidanceVOLAMembership(UpdatedNov-14) gives a step-by-step guide to completing the online application and includes a list of info/ documents we suggest gathering first before going online to complete your application.
Note 1: Initially, you only complete the first page (registration form). After you click the ‘register’ button (bottom left of page) a member of the VOLA management team will send you a login/ password (within a week) so you can continue with the application.
Note 2: Please do not make multiple applications for the same organisation. Please liaise internally to avoid duplication.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0151 920 0726 x215.