3Sc is a Kickstart Gateway


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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
First access to be a partner to deliver new tender and contract opportunities X
Access to new tender and contract opportunities X X
A place on the 3SC Preferred Provider List (after pre-assessment and due diligence checks) 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, for example, we held events in the House of Commons and the Welsh Assembly in 2018 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

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

Organisational Size Annual Cost
4 or less Staff £49 + VAT
5 - 15 Staff £149 + VAT
16 - 49 Staff £249 + VAT
50+ Staff £349 + VAT