Partner umbrella bodies

The full range of advice and services offered by umbrella bodies may only be available to their members. Membership may be restricted to particular types of charity or other organisation - you will need to check the terms of membership on the umbrella body's website.

The following organisations provide services and activities in partnership with the Commission:

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) Represents and promotes the interests of rural communities

Ambition The UK's leading youth club charity

Association of Charity Independent Examiners An association of people who carry out independent examinations of charity accounts, providing support and information to members, charities and other interested parties.

Charity Finance Group (CFG) The charity that works with finance managers to ensure best practice in charity finance

Community Accounting National Network Providers of help and support, through local community accountancy services, for managing charity finances

Community Matters (The National Federation of Community Organisations) Represents and supports local community organisations

Community Transport Association UK Represents local organisations providing voluntary and community transport

Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK aims to be the largest national pan-disability organisation led by disabled people

Home-Start UK Represents and supports local charities helping families and children

Independent Theatre Council The management association and industry lead body for performing arts organisations and individuals working in the field

Locality A national network of over 700 community-led organisations

Making Music The UK's number one organisation for voluntary music, providing information and advice, financial and artistic support

Mind (The National Association For Mental Health) A national charity which provides support for the independently-run local Mind associations, as well as publishing information on mental health

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action The national voice of local support and development organisations in England

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Represents and promotes the interests of the wider voluntary and community sector

Phab Supporting a network of around 200 Clubs across England and Wales. Organises residential projects enabling children, young people and adults with disabilities to enjoy the same opportunities and activities as, and alongside, those with no disability

PTA-UK A national charity representing over 13,750 PTAs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Relate A national federated charity supporting 70 Centres across the country all of them registered charities providing a network of counsellors working at 600 locations

Small Charities Coalition A networking, mentoring and support organisation for small charities, who work with trustees, staff and volunteers to help them find solutions to the challenges they face

The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech The member body for amateur competitive festivals of performing arts

The Honorary Treasurers Forum Created to help the Treasurers of Charities in the important work they carry out.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association The national charity that supports and promotes Hospital Broadcasting in the UK

The National Association of Women's Clubs The National Association of Women's Clubs (NAWC) have over 130 clubs with almost 5,000 members across England

The National Federation of Women's Institutes The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities

The Pre-school Learning Alliance The largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England

UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts A building a network that now consists of 250 building preservation trusts (BPTs). Building Preservation Trusts are third sector organisations, driven by communities for the benefit of communities

UK Community Foundations The national membership association for community foundations

Voice4Change England Limited A national advocate for the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (BMS VCS). Our Mission is to strengthen the BME VCS to meet the needs of disadvantaged communities

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group A grouping of over 60 leading voluntary sector and not-for-profit disability organisations that works on behalf of its members to influence and develop social care policy

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) The voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. It represents and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities, as well as providing information, support, products and services

YMCA England (National Council Of Young Men's Christian Associations (Incorporated)) YMCA England supports and represents YMCAs in England


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