The Members

VABS membership is FREE for all voluntary / community groups & organisations in Badenoch and Strathspey.

Why should I become a VABS member?

Being a VABS member means you will be joining lots of others who are part of Badenoch & Strathspey’s support network of groups working on behalf of their community.

What will I get?

As a member you will receive:

  • Regular updates on funders and current funding programmes
  • Training / Networking opportunities to help develop skills and knowledge for you/r group
  • Events reminders for local/national workshops relating to the voluntary/community sector

As a VABS member you can get free advice on:

  • Governance – setting up the best structure for your needs
  • Funding sources
  • Running your organisation
  • Finance Management
  • Project Management
  • Volunteering Opportunities & Awards
  • Developing a social enterprise
  • Running community consultations

As a VABS member you can also access additional services for a subsidised charge:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Independent Examinations
  • Skills Audit and Strategic Development for Voluntary Boards
  • Employment and legal advice for community organisations
  • Recruitment Services
  • Payroll Services


If you would like to become a VABS member, please download the membership form (below), complete the form and then return to VABS via email or by post.

Highland Third Sector Interface

VABS is part of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) funded by the Scottish Government to support Badenoch and Strathspey communities in the following four areas:

  • Volunteering
  • Organisational support
  • Social Economy/Enterprise
  • Community Engagement & Planning

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