Nova membership is free. Voluntary and community sector organisations working in some capacity within Wakefield District are encouraged to join.

Two levels of membership are available: Full and Affiliate.

Full membership is open to organisations with more than 50% of clients within Wakefield District. Register My Organisation. If you're not sure whether your organisation is already a member you can check on this list.

Affiliate membership is open to organisations with less than 50% of clients within Wakefield District. Register My Organisation

Friend of Nova - if your organisation is not eligible to become a Full or Affiliate member of Nova, why not become a Friend of Nova?

Full Membership Benefits

Full membership of Nova provides a number of benefits to your organisation. You will be able to:

  • Access networking and learning opportunities for your group or organisation
  • Get involved with The Assembly and get your voice heard
  • Access and get support to use Nova ASSIST, a tool to help you understand and grow your organisation
  • Access online resources and training available through the Nova website
  • Include your organisation on The Directory - an online listing of Nova members
  • Add news, events, training and jobs to the Nova website for promotion
  • Access contract opportunities through Nova Contracts
  • Contribute to the way in which Nova runs by having a vote at our AGM
  • Receive e-bulletins from Nova - with sector news and updates from across Wakefield District

Affiliate Membership Benefits

If your organisation works mostly outside of Wakefield District then you are eligible for Affiliate Membership. You will be able to:

  • Get involved with The Assembly
  • Include your organisation on The Directory - an online listing of Nova Members
  • Add news, events, training and jobs to the Nova website for promotion
  • Access contract opportunities through Nova Contracts
  • Receive e-bulletins from Nova - with sector news and updates from across Wakefield District

You won't have access to the other member benefits; this is because Nova is only funded to provide these facilities for organisations carrying out the majority of their work within Wakefield District.

Friends of Nova

  • Receive e-bulletins from Nova - with sector news and updates from across Wakefield District
  • Have the opportunity to attend our Introduction to the Third Sector sessions
  • Receive an invitation to the annual Nova Big Event
  • You will be listed on Nova’s website and we’ll share your commitment via social media and in our publications

It’s a great way to show support for Nova members and the voluntary sector in Wakefield district – and it’s absolutely free! 

My Nova and your Membership Key

Once your organisation has joined as either a Full member or an Affiliate member then you will have access to the My Nova membership features on the website. You will also be issued with a membership key which individual staff and volunteers in your organisation will need if they want their own login for the website. You can have as many individual members per organisation as you like. The individual sign up process is quick and easy.