Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action is a membership organisation. We were established by local voluntary and community groups and continue to be run by them. Our members all have an important role to play in determining what Halton & St Helens VCA does and is. Members elect a Board of Trustees to run Halton & St Helens VCA on their behalf, and Halton & St Helens VCA is accountable to its members.

We value our members, they represent a wide range of organisations, communities and interests in the voluntary, community and faith sector. Our members give us credibility and they act as our reference when developing activities, events and services.

Joining VCA also helps us to create a strong and effective VCS network for the Borough. Becoming a member of Halton & St Helens VCA, means that you are sharing support for the VCA and an interest in its work. It also means your organisation will be able to vote at Annual General Meetings, influence our work and express your views on our progress.


As an Affiliated member of VCA you will receive  a number of benefits. These include (subject to change):   

  • Being able to nominate to the VCA Board of Directors
  • Vote at the Annual General meeting and any Extraordinary General meetings
  • Included in our Searchable Online Directory
  • Free financial health check provided through the Community Accountancy Service
  • Free publicity for your events and news on our website and included in our ebulletin
  • Access to our Volunteer Centres
  • Free access to GRIPP and support after your report is issued
  • Regular up to date information on current news, issues and events.
  • Access to STAR Standard information
  • Access to our Forums/Networks
  • Equipment Hire
  • Reduced room hire
  • Access to capacity building and funding advice

Halton & St Helens VCA provides a range of other services to local voluntary, community, faith and voluntary sports organisations.

Affiliated Membership Fees

Affiliated Membership                     £10

Non-Affiliated Membership

Free (but only includes access to up to date information on current news, issues and events)

For more information please contact Lynne Daffern on 01744 457100 or email

Constitution/Set of Rules

To join the VCA as a member, you must be a constituted organisation, which has a constitution, a set of rules or a mission statement etc.

You will need to attach this document to this membership application. You will not be able to complete the application process without one of these documents.

Associate Membership 

Associate membership is available for Individuals and Public Sector Bodies who would like to support and be more involved in the work of VCA. The cost of this membership is £10.00 per year.  The link below will take you to our Associate Membership form:


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Membership Fees

Membership fees are from April to the following March.

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Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.