Expectations of members include
How Organisations join the Consortium
Organisations need to complete the separate Application for Membership Form.
A formal application process is needed to ensure that organisations are actively committed to the consortium's vision and value base and can meet certain standards/thresholds.
Membership Eligibility Criteria
To become a member of the consortium, organisations will need to demonstrate that they can meet certain eligibility criteria.
There will be 2 categories of membership available: full for organisations that are ‘contract-ready’ and associate for, organisations that are not yet ‘contract-ready’ but are working towards that status.
There are 10 key eligibility criteria divided into 2 parts:
Part 1: Universal Criteria
- VCSE Sector (not-for-private profit organisations and social enterprises)
- Provision of services targeted at those who are most in need
- Area of operation
- Commitment to consortium working
- Commitment to sharing expertise
All consortium members, full or associate, will need to demonstrate that they meet all of these universal criteria. If organisations cannot meet all of these criteria, they will not be granted membership of the consortium.
Part 2: Contract-Readiness Criteria
- Financial health
- Quality systems
- Suitable organisational policies
- Suitable governance
- Technical capacity
All full members will additionally need to demonstrate that they meet all of these contract-readiness criteria.