Membership Benefits

WNCBC is run by its members for the benefit of all members, and membership provides many benefits – not all of them financial.  Some of the main benefits are listed below:

  • Access to discounts on insurance
  • A Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Service that offers a testing service that is around one third of commercial rates
  • Access to EnergyCAN with low value electricity and gas contracts and benefits from collective purchasing
  • Access to an Information Service that offers information on a full range of topics relating to running a Community Building including funding
  • Guidance on constitutional issues and charity matters
  • Information on licencing and the regulations that relate to community buildings
  • Newsletters and Bulletins – keeping members up to date on current news and issues
  • A louder voice on issues by enabling the Consortium to speak on behalf of all its members
  • Access to training courses and discounts offered by CAN to members
  • Access to a network of 64 members for sales, purchases and information
  • Membership of a network of similar type organisations in West Northumberland
  • Access to other discounts organised by the Consortium
  • Guidance on best practice