To strengthen and support the work of our members, we have a group of accredited, trusted suppliers who offer practical, appropriate and discounted services covering a range of requirements.

Our 'Alliance Associates' have expertise and experience working in the VCSE sector and are part of the ecosystem of support we provide to the sector. We aim to help our members use their resources efficiently and effectively, build their skills, and have access to expert advice when it's needed.

Our current member discounts are categorised below. To redeem any of these offers, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive a free initial meeting with Hazelwoods business advisors and accounts to advise and consider service requirements.

Communications & Marketing

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive a range of benefits. More information about this offer has been prepared by Digitally Driven Consultancy and is here

Data Management

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive a discount off one of the three of the CharityLog packages available. More information about the packages and a comparison video is here.

Data & Insight

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive a 20% discount* on annual licence fees for the Upshot system.

Upshot is a Community Interest Company that helps organisations who make a difference become more insight-led. Using a MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) approach, they provide an easy-to-use online system for funders and deliverers to monitor, evaluate and learn from their data. Upshot also offers additional capacity-building services around MEL workshops, development of Theory of Changes and data visualisation.  

 * Terms and conditions:

  • Discounts are for organisations with a turnover lower than £500k pa – those with over £500K ATO would pay the full licence fee based on our cost structure which takes into account the size of the organisation and how many projects they would like to have.
  • If an organisation is already eligible for a discount, by being a member of another Upshot partnership (for example: Sported) – only 1 discount will apply.
  • Organisations who already have a licence in place are not eligible to change to a discounted licence.  
  • Organisations who are themselves membership organisations are not eligible - we would be happy to discuss separate licence arrangements for them. 

Graphic Design & Website Development


Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive preferential rates and discounts for website build and graphic design services.


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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive up to £25 discount for their first year and support from a dedicated locally based consultant, Daniel Bannister. Endsleigh insurance is designed to make life easier for your charity, community group, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation.

Information Technology

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive the below support package he Support Package we are offering will include as standard – 

  • Daily Microsoft 365 Back Up (Kept for 2 years)
  • Microsoft 365 environment Security Monitoring
  • Email, Spam, virus filtering & phishing attack protection
  • Cloud managed & monitored ESET Antivirus
  • ESET live guard advanced
  • ESET Full Disk Encryption
  • Ransomware protection
  • Managed email signatures
  • IT Management
  • End user Cyber Awareness Training
  • Remote monitoring and management tools to enable support, ensure security, updates & patch management
  • Telephone, email, remote and onsite* support

 * onsite support is for those in Gloucestershire only

The above packaged ususally costs £39 per user per month + VAT for charities, Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members receive a reduced rate of  £35 per user per month (+VAT).

Please note: licences are part of the above package and would need to be reviewed and quoted for on a case-by-case basis. For example charities can have up to 10 Microsoft 365 business premium licences free of charge so depending on their size, there could be no cost. Charities can also have as many Microsoft basic licences as they need free of charge. Adobe reader is free to anyone. Other Adobe programmes will have charity charges available.

Learning & Development

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive the following discounts:

  • Springboard Development Programme for women: 20%
  • Navigator Development Programme for men: 20%
  • Spring Forward programme for new to the workplace: 10%
  • Fresh Steps Development programme for those returning to the workplace: 10%
  • Development Plus Development Programme for senior women in the workplace: 10%

Springboard offers training for individuals who want to take control, become more assertive, increase their confidence & build themselves a more positive attitude in both their work and home lives. Their programmes give you the time to reflect, share and most importantly, set achievable goals for now and the future.

People Management and Health & Safety

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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can receive the following discounts on Health & Safety and Employment Law Services:

  • 27.5% on a Single Service Agreement (Health & Safety or HR)
  • 30% on a Combined Agreement (Health & Safety and HR)


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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance members can recieve 50% below the standard rate or 25% below where an activity is £20 or more at the Isbourne Wellbeing Centre.

Interested in one of our member benefits?

To find out how to 'claim' your member benefits, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Join Us

For more information about our range of membership benefits and how to join the VCS Alliance, please visit our membership page