Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS)

Membership is FREE.  Join here.

For all of the benefits about being a member and a list of our current membership, all the information is on this page.


THCVS is an independent membership organisation for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations in the borough of Tower Hamlets. We provide information, development support and training on a wide range of issues relevant to running effective and sustainable organisations. We also aim to play an important role in representation and policy work on behalf of the sector, providing spaces for local groups to have a voice, and working with key local partners across all sectors.

Existing Members

For a list of existing members click here.

Benefits of Membership

As a member you will be entitled to the following benefits

Access to information

  • A copy of the bi-annual members' magazine, The Sparrow

Events and training

  • 25% discount on all THCVS training courses check out our course listings on our website (
  • Priority booking on all THCVS run training courses


  • Listing on our website and directory database;
  • Publicity for organisation and services in our bulletin and magazine; let us know if you'd like to be featured in the Member Spotlight in a future edition of The Sparrow


  • 1 vote per organisation at the AGM if you are a voting member
  • The right to stand for election to the Board of Trustees of the CVS

If you are applying for organisational membership, please complete the whole form on the front page of our website 'not a member', uploading your governing document, and ensure that the person that signs the declaration is someone who can represent your organisation in an official capacity at our AGM or can nominate someone else to do so. Membership is one off registration that lasts for lifetime.


Types of Membership:


Membership is open to no for-profit organisations.  They must be voluntary, community, faith sector or social enterprise organisations, based in (or with a permanent presence in) Tower Hamlets, and delivering services to the Tower Hamlets community.



Please contact THCVS for an individual membership application form.  Individual membership is open to all individuals, working in the Voluntary and Community Service in Tower Hamlets in a paid or voluntary capacity, who do not qualify as general members through their organisations.



Associate Members – organisations offering projects for Tower Hamlets residents but without a permanent presence in the borough, or organisations ineligible for General Membership, who wish to stay informed about the CVS and its work.  Friends – individuals or staff from organisations who work in partnership with the CVS, but who are not eligible for individual or general membership.  Partners – organisations outside the VCS who provide a service to Tower Hamlets residents, or VCS Organisations who do not directly provide a service to Tower Hamlets residents (e.g. national organisations, and some infrastructure organisations) who work in partnership with the CVS.  Partners may include Local Authority teams and other statutory organisations, networks and businesses working in partnership with the CVS or its client group.

​You can apply online here. 

We look forward to welcoming you as a THCVS member.  Please do let us know if you have any problems completing the membership application form. If you'd like to know more about what happens to your application once it's submitted, check out this flowchart guide we made.

Our experienced Development team will assess your membership application and governing document.  Their recommendations are passed to the trustees.  Our board approves membership, we will let you know if you have been successful with your membership application.

For any queries regarding the membership process, please contact the office on 020 8980 8427 or email