Costs and benefits of joining the TSNLA

The TSNLA is a membership organisation and as such relies on this support. We have three types of member: Investor Members, Subscriber Members and Individual Members. Member organisations range from small to very large.

Many of our member organisations have their own networks, so our reach is to thousands of learning and skills providers. You can also join the TSNLA as an individual for those who are not able to become a member through an organisation. Individual members are eligible to stand as trustees.

There are two membership levels available for organisations, and many organisations are eligible to join for free. 

For those unable to join as part of an organisation, there is also the option of Individual membership for an annual £5 fee.


Type of Membership

Subscriber Members

Investor Members


Subscriber Members can benefit from:

  • Access to the national TSNLA communications network
  • Opportunity to feed into the member-led representational work with policy makers and funders
  • Access to some open meetings and events
  • Access to national CPD projects and other initiatives
  • Free monthly policy, funding and resources update


Investor Members benefit from all the Subscriber Member benefits, plus: 

  • Priority representational access to policy makers and funders
  • Priority access to TSNLA open meetings with policy makers and funders
  • Involvement in governance
  • Subscription to the Investor Member communications network
  • Funding opportunity alerts
  • Opportunity to share best practice and case studies on the TSNLA website
  • Opportunity to publicise news stories on the TSNLA website and via Twitter 


No fee to small Third Sector providers

Annual membership fee based on turnover related to providing learning and skills activities (not total turnover). This helps keep fees are very reasonable and related directly to learning activities.

 Annual Membership fee (based on turnover on learning and skills work)

Under £100,000 ............................ £50

£100,000 to under £1 million ........£175

£1 million plus ...............................£350



Apply for Membership

To apply for Membership of the TSNLA, please download and complete one of the forms below, and email it back to john.harris@tsnla.org.uk

Apply for Subscriber Membership

Apply for Investor Membership

Apply for Individual Membership

If you have any queries, please call John Harris on 07951 042013

All members are asked to indicate their support for the purpose of the TSNLA as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association

TSNLA reach

With Investor members and network Subscriber members, the TSNLA reaches directly to around 800 organisations and networks focussing on learning and skills in the Third Sector.

Many of these cascade the information and good practice to their own networks and members. This creates a significant multiplier effect , meaning that our messages reach thousands of interested organisations and networks