3Sc Membership

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3SC’s membership scheme provides advice and support to improve your social business and be successful in winning and delivering public sector contracts either as an individual organisation or as part of a 3SC supply chain.

3SC members receive information on tender opportunities and an opportunity to deliver on contracts we win alongside a full range of sector-specific advice and support.  This helps members access, be contract ready to win and also successfully deliver, both large and small public sector contracts. Membership also includes access and signposting to business support across many areas including funding, business development, social impact evaluation and marketing.

Alongside these valuable support services, 3SC membership also offers an opportunity to join an influential group of charities and social organisations providing a united voice in challenging the current issues within public procurement processes that provide a barrier to so many third sector organisations. Join us in pushing through changes that enable all third sector organisations, particularly smaller ones, greater access to government contracts and the opportunity to be able to compete for them on a level playing field.

3SC has supported and enabled the third sector to access more than £84million since its inception.  In 2018-19 alone we supported our supply chains to access in excess of £8million. We have always been committed to delivering public services through local, passionate, mission driven, social organisations who deliver the crucial social impact and outcomes that are needed in person centred public services.

We know that change is required in procurement processes in all areas of local and central government. We are committed to making those changes happen and invite you to join us as a 3SC Member.

You can join for free and benefit from limited services as an Associate Member or become a Full Member for a small annual fee.

What benefits do I get as an Associate or Full Member?

Benefit Associate Member Full Member
Sector Updates – containing tender opportunities, articles on key issues and other news for the third sector X X
Access to a Full Member only section of the 3SC website which includes: toolkits (see below); information; member events and news about future funding opportunities X
Access to new tender and contract opportunities X X
A Self-Assessment Toolkit to identify areas where you can improve your business, check if you are new contract/bid ready and/or areas you need to work on to pass due diligence processes and be a preferred provider. You can assess your organisation against a set of criteria on:

  • Governance and Leadership
  • Risk
  • Finance
  • Business Processes and Social Value
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Skills and Knowledge of the Workforce
  • Information Technology and Security

The toolkit will signpost you to further support as required, for example, a suite of organisational policies and procedures that can be tailored to suit your organisation

A suite of policies and procedures which can be downloaded and tailored to your organisation X
Member Events – regular forums, learning and networking sessions plus lobbying events. X
(per event fee)
Individual advice and support, for example, advice on funding, business development issues and/or signposting to additional cost (discounted) support services including social impact evaluation, marketing X
Marketing opportunities – the opportunity to be profiled on our website, be part of news articles and events X
Marketing support – providing copy that can be used by Full Members on their websites X
Access to discounts and sector specific offers X

Membership Events

3SC hold several events throughout the year in the form of face-to-face and online webinars and are offered as part of signing up to Membership. Each event is unique and will be held covering a range of topics to help improve your business, knowledge on Neurodiversity and provide the opportunity to learn something new.


If you would like more details on the events 3SC offer or how to sign up, please contact us at membership@3sc.org

Unlocking the Power of Your Network: Monetising Your Connections

Date: 12/03/2024

Time: 10:30 – 11:30

Location: Online Webinar


Tracey Currell – Founder of Introbiz will talk about Unlocking the Power of Your Network: Monetising Your Connections Webinar

Are you ready to turn your network into a goldmine of opportunities? Join our exclusive webinar and learn the strategies and techniques to monetise your connections effectively. In today’s hyper-connected world, your network is your net worth. Whether you’re a business professional, entrepreneur, or just someone looking to leverage your relationships, this webinar is your key to unlocking the hidden potential within your connections.

Building a Profitable Network. Discover how to cultivate meaningful and profitable connections, no matter your industry or profession.

Leveraging Your Online Presence. Learn the art of utilising social media platforms, LinkedIn, and other digital tools to amplify your reach and engage with valuable connections.

Monetising Your Expertise: Understand how to position yourself as an expert within your network and turn your knowledge into income.

Strategic Partnerships. Explore the power of collaboration and how to create mutually beneficial partnerships that boost your income potential.

Maximising Referrals and Recommendations. Unlock the secrets to generating consistent referrals and recommendations that can transform your income.

The Art of Networking Events. Master the art of networking events, both online and offline, to create lasting connections and financial opportunities.

Building Your Personal Brand. Discover the steps to develop a compelling personal brand that attracts valuable connections and revenue.

Monetisation Case Studies. Dive into real-world examples of individuals who successfully monetised their networks and learn from their experiences.

Who Should Attend?
Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Register Here

Mastering the Art of Career Resilience

Date: 23/04/2024

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Location: Online Webinar


More than training or experience, being able to draw upon resilience in the face of challenge, turbulence and change plays a crucial role in determining how successful we are in our careers. Developing career resilience and using that resilience to successfully navigate the ups, downs, twists and turns on our career journey has become one of the defining factors of career success.

During this session we will explore the habits, rituals and practices that when incorporated into your working life will help you build career resilience and future-proof your career.

Ruth is an experienced career development and leadership coach, trainer and facilitator. She has worked with people and teams at all levels across a range of industries ranging from sport and banking, finance and housing to legal, veterinary and everywhere in between.

Balancing encouragement and support with real-life practicality she encourages people to move outside of their comfort zones, unleash their potential and transform their hopes, ideas, goals and objectives into tangible and sustainable success.

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The importance and impact of positive wellbeing in employability

Date: 14/05/2024

Time: 10:30-12:00

Location: Online Webinar


Join Adam, the CEO of Hapstar, as he discusses the positive impact that looking after mental health and wellbeing can have on a person’s ability to find and maintain quality employment. We all know that being out of work can have a dramatic impact on a person’s wellbeing, leading to them finding it harder to act on getting back into work. It’s a negative cycle that we need to break in order to help people most effectively. Hapstar partners with employability programmes to ensure wellbeing is properly taken care of, giving participants the best possible shot at securing roles and performing in work.

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Face to Face Networking Event

Date: 29/05/2024

Time: 13:30 – 16:00

Location: Greenwich Twin office London


Our expert speaker, Peter Walkerley from Castle House Business Development will give us a masterclass on how partnerships can make or break a business.


Few organisations can achieve all their goals by working in silos: Partnerships are essential, especially for most third sector providers whose expertise can change the lives of those they serve but who are invariably hampered by lack of resources and time to develop the stakeholder and partnership network they need to thrive.


This session is designed for those providers who find this aspect challenging. It identifies the variety of partnerships available, and explores best practice scenarios for establishing and maintaining those crucial partner and stakeholder relationships.

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Neuro-inclusive recruitment

Date: 11/06/2024

Time: 10:30 – 11:30

Location: Online Webinar


Join our master class on Neuro-inclusive recruitment, we will spend the sessions sharing and developing lots of ideas to enable your organisation to develop your own neuro-confident processes and procedures.

As part of the session we will be looking at creating neurodiverse supportive organisations and practice that make the application stage, interviews and onboarding a level playing field for neurodiverse talent.

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The cost of membership works on a sliding scale according to the size of your organisation as per the following table.

Level Price  
4 or less Staff £100.00 per Year.
Membership expires on December 31, 2024.
5 - 15 Staff £300.00 per Year.
Membership expires on December 31, 2024.
16 - 49 Staff £500.00 per Year.
Membership expires on December 31, 2024.
50+ Staff £700.00 per Year.
Membership expires on December 31, 2024.
Associate Free.
Membership expires on December 31, 2024.

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