If you believe that women’s organisations truly are stronger together, why not join the Women’s Resource Centre. P158-BK RGB pc orange

Our affordable membership fees are based on your organisation’s income. There are three different levels of membership with certain benefits allocated to each category making it accessible to not only women’s organisations, but also to individuals and students, with various levels of income. Individuals and all other organisations must subscribe to our values. WRC reserves the right to turn down or revoke any individual or organisational membership request at their discretion.

Our membership criteria are:

  • Gold Membership
    • As part of a new membership drive women's organisations with an annual turnover less than £30,000 are eligible for full FREE  membership.
    • Women's organisations with annual turnover greater than £30,000, waged individuals, third sector organisations, statutory, commercial organisations and trade unions can join as Gold members for a fee. Please see pricing breakdown.
    • Please note all Gold members are offered one free 1.5 hour one-to-one support session on a bespoke topic, when they sign up.
  • Silver Membership
    • Women's organisations with annual turnover greater than £30,000, waged individuals, third sector organisations, statutory, commercial organisations and trade unions can join as Silver members for a fee. Please see pricing breakdown.
  • Bronze Membership
    • As part of a new membership drive women's organisations with an annual turnover greater than £30,000 are eligible for FREE Bronze membership.
    • Women's organisations with annual turnover greater than £30,000, waged individuals, third sector organisations, statutory, commercial organisations and trade unions can join as Bronze members for a fee. Please see pricing breakdown.

Membership - Solidarity and collaboration

WRC is the leading national umbrella organisation for the women's sector, working towards connecting all aspects of the women’s movement. We stand by, support and encourage individuals, groups and organisations to stand with us on our journey to end gender-based discrimination.

Your membership fees help us provide training or one-to-one session to individuals who are unable to meet these full costs. Your contribution is an act of solidarity, which demonstrates that as a sector we are united in bridging the gap between policy, application and action on the ground for all women.

Who are we?
WRC is the leading national umbrella organisation for the women’s sector, working towards linking all aspects of the women’s movement. We stand by, support and encourage individuals, groups and organisations to stand with us in our struggle to end gender-based discrimination.

What is unique about the WRC?
We are the leading organisation that works with a diverse range of hundreds of local and national organisations in the women’s sector that are led by grassroots providers of women’s services. We can signpost you to any services that are specific to your needs.

In what practical way can WRC help my organisation?
WRC development team helps organisations with capacity building by providing affordable training in specialist subjects such as fundraising, writing funding applications , business planning , forming partnerships and how to build relationships with your local commissioning unit. We also offer bespoke one to one mentoring, face to face, by phone or email.

Our policy team specialises in what is needed to build substantive equality for women and offers training, briefings and one-to-one support in building political and technical processes for equality – from influencing shifts in organisational culture and ways of thinking, to developing and using tools to measure impact, social value and demonstrating the gender impact of particular policy or service delivery.

Why become a WRC member?
WRC membership helps you build and further strengthen your network by introducing you to other women’s organisations nationally and local to your area.  We are your first point of call for all the information you need about the women’s sector nationally.

Your membership will enable WRC to support organisations that urgently need help with capacity building in order to be able to continue to provide the vital and much needed grassroots services that they are skilled to deliver in the women’s sector

Your contribution is an act of solidarity, which demonstrates that as a sector we are united in bridging the gap between policy, application and action on the ground for all women.

Will I get any membership discounts or FREE benefits?
YES. All women's organisations can join for free and receive our monthly e-newsletter, with women's organisations with annual turnover under £30,000 eligible for full FREE Gold membership. There is an exclusive Gold membership discount of 50% off all training and one to one mentoring sessions. Also 'Silver Members’ will receive one half day training for FREE and ‘Gold Members’ will receive one full day training and one and a half hour bespoke mentoring session for FREE.

Can I benefit from WRC membership from anywhere in the UK?
Yes! In addition to the main training days in London, WRC provides regional events and activities.  A members’ login area with exclusive access will soon be introduced on the WRC website members’ page. This enables members who are unable to travel to certain events, the opportunity to download some of the training and other exclusive members’ only material.

Is WRC membership accessible to all?
Yes! Our affordable membership fees are based on your organisation’s income, and you do not have to be a women’s organisation to join, as long as you subscribe to our values.
There are three different levels of membership with certain benefits allocated to each category making it accessible to not only women’s organisations, but also to individuals and students, with various levels of income.

What our members say

"I think the service you provide to women and the women's sector is so important. I was continually impressed by the quality of the trainers and content of the workshops and have learned so much these past few months" - Women for Women International

"My one to one session with your team member released energy and focus - went in with big picture and passion, left with clear action points to move forward. Relief!" - Individual member

"I liked absolutely everything. I thought that it was a really, really useful day. I thought the trainer was wonderful, she really lightened to all of us, she tailored everything we did to individual people in the room, even though we're all from different places. I learned a lot, not just about the skills of writing grants applications, the style needed and the do's and dont's, nut also how the organisation needs to be arranged before you even start your application so that you can make the best use of all your resources that you already have in the office and ensure that the application is successful" - AIRE Centre

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 WRC Training Fees and 1:1 session fees

Please see the training section of our website for a full list of trainings.

Please note that there will be a charge for a number of our special courses (i.e courses not funded). Members discount apply.

Membership discount - members receive a 50% discount for training and one-to-one mentoring.

 

Thank you for signing up to become a WRC member! Please follow the appropriate link below to the online sign-up page.