Join Communities 1st

Communities 1st (previously the CVS for St Albans and District, Community Central St Albans, Community Hertsmere and Hertsmere Community Transport) is a membership organisation, dedicated to supporting the Voluntary, Community, Faith, CIC, Social Enterprises and small-medium sized Businesses based or working in the districts of St Albans and Hertsmere. 

  • exclusive member benefits
  • become part of the voice of the sector

By becoming a member of Communities 1st, you will be able to access specialist, professional advice, training and support that will help your organisation to thrive.  So become a member today and take advantage of all that we have to offer:

  • Specialist Volunteering Support
  • Specialist Funding Advice and Support
  • Professional Representation within the Sector
  • Help and Guidance with Managing your Organisation
  • Free and Discounted Training and Events
  • Plus access to our discounted services

Individuals and Not-for-Profit Organisations                 CIC, Social Enterprise and Business Sector

Annual income less than £20,000  £30 Within two years of operating  £30
Annual income more than £20,000  £60    Annual turnover less than £20,000     £60
Non-member fee for advertising  £15      Annual turnover over £20,000  £100

If you would like to speak to one of the team or would prefer to receive a paper copy of our membership form, please do get in touch by emailing or calling 020 3559 3559.

Our Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Total Amount
Organisation of Group Details

This information will be added to our public database for people to search your charity/group

Please indicate the services you provide. Tick all that apply.
What are the main areas in which your organisation/group works? Tick all that apply.
Which are the main clients/users/beneficiaries of your organisation/group? Tick all that apply.
Does your organisation/group work in any of the following areas ?
Does your organisation/group work in any of the following areas? Tick all that apply.
Which of the following best describes your organisation/group?
What is the legal status of your organisation/group? Tick all that apply.
If you are a registered charity, please provide your charity number here
If you are a registered company, please provide your company number here
What form of governing document(s) does your organisation/group have?
If your organisation is a branch, service or project provided by a parent organisation, please enter the name of the parent organisation.
Please indicate where your organisation gets its MAIN or significant sources of funding from. Tick all that apply.
Please indicate your organisation’s approximate annual income:
How many paid full-time equivalent staff does your organisation employ?
How many volunteers are involved with your organisation?
The following questions concern organisations that would like to recruit volunteers
Your Details

This information will not be shared to anyone outside our organisation and will be kept securely

Please use the exact Organisation Name used above
Billing Name and Address