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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

Annual membership runs from May each year.

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


To become a member as a group or organisation complete this group membership application form

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.