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Enfield Voluntary Action is known as EVA. We help people & groups access knowledge, skills & resources to make a difference in our Borough.

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Associate membership of EVA is for any community organisation with charitable aims, independent of local or central government control, providing some services to Enfield residents (but less than 80% of its services), and with all required policies in place.  Associate members will not have rights to nominate & vote on EVA's Trustees, and to vote on the accounts and any changes to EVA's constitution.

Associate members are eligible to be part of Connect Well Enfield

The minimum requirements are

  • An appropriate governing document.

  • A Management Committee / Board of Trustees or Directors of at least 3 members.

  • Equal Opportunities Policy.

  • Safeguarding Policy.

  • Health and Safety Policy.

  • Data Protection Policy.

  • A copy of the most recent accounts.

Full membership of EVA is for any community organisation with charitable aims, independent of local or central government control, providing 80% of its services to Enfield residents, and with all required policies in place.

Full membership confers rights to nominate & vote on EVA's Trustees, and to vote on the accounts, and any changes to EVA's constitution.

Full members are eligible to be part of Connect Well Enfield.

The minimum requirements are

  • An appropriate governing document.

  • A Management Committee / Board of Trustees or Directors of at least 3 members.

  • Equal Opportunities Policy.

  • Safeguarding Policy.

  • Health and Safety Policy.

  • Data Protection Policy.

  • A copy of the most recent Year End Accounts.

EVA can supply appropriate sample templates for policies which are not yet in place.

Groups based in London Borough of Enfield, but with a London-wide or national remit according to their Governing Document, may be eligible for Associate Membership - see below - but will not be eligible for Full Membership.

Membership criteria

Membership of EVA

All voluntary & community groups and CICs providing services to residents in the London Borough of Enfield are eligible to become Full, Associate, or Introductory members of EVA.

See below for the criteria for each type of membership

For every type of membership, we ask you to complete our Membership application form and provide relevant documents.

All Full and Associate members are eligible to be part of Connect Well Enfield.

EVA will support any group - by supplying appropriate sample templates, one-to-one support, and training and event opportunities - to enable development from Introductory to Full membership.

Cost of membership

Membership of EVA is free of charge.

Types of membership

There are three types of membership

(i) Full    (ii) Associate    (iii) Introductory

(iii)  Introductory membership

Introductory membership of EVA is for any community organisation with charitable aims, and providing 80% of its services to Enfield residents, which does not yet have all required policies in place. EVA will work with groups in this category to support their development to Full membership.

The minimum requirements are

  • a Management Committee of at least 3 members, and

  • a draft Governing Document.

  • Income & Expenditure Statement.

(i)  Full membership

(ii)  Associate membership

How to apply

Contact Us

If you have any questions about membership of EVA, please contact us

Reasons for not granting membership

It may, on occasion, be necessary for EVA’s Trustees to turn down an application for membership. The reasons will be explained in writing to you in full and, if appropriate, you will have an opportunity to provide further information.

 

Reasons an application may be turned down include

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  • An organisation fails to produce the required policies as outlined in the above process.

  • An organisation is involved in activities likely to cause undue controversy or damage to the reputation of EVA or of the voluntary and community sector in the London Borough of Enfield.

  • An organisation is involved in activities that are incompatible with their role as a voluntary or community organisation e.g. using a charity status to run as a private or for-profit business.

  • The financial probity of an organisation is unclear.

  • The aims and activities of an organisation conflict with the aims and objectives of Enfield Voluntary Action.