Join Lincs2Advice

Why join Lincs2Advice?

Members of Lincs2Advice improve the quality and effectiveness of information, advice and guidance given to the county's residents. They enjoy access to Lincs2Advice publicity and marketing resources, receiving referrals from the network, and attend focused training courses and networking events.

Members exchange ideas and good practice and work together on the opportunities to influence change across Lincolnshire.

Who can join?

We have four types of membership available to organisations, with differing levels of benefit and involvement. Membership is currently free, although from November 2016 a small administrative fee may be payable depending on the membership type of the organisation.

Small Group Membership

An organisation or group which delivers a service to the public which includes an element of free information, advice and/or guidance within Lincolnshire. They are an unconstituted, not for profit group.

They are committed to the charitable aims of Lincs2Advice and can clearly demonstrate how they support these aims within the community.

Friends of Lincs2Advice

An organisation which delivers a service to the public of Lincolnshire. They are profitable organisations who have a “corporate social responsibility” aspect to their constitution.

They are committed to the charitable aims of Lincs2Advice and can clearly demonstrate how they can support the aims and objectives of Lincs2Advice and their local community.

Associate Membership

An organisation which delivers a service to the public which includes an element of information, advice and/or guidance in Lincolnshire. They are committed to the charitable aims of Lincs2Advice and are a constituted organisation registered with either Companies House and/or the Charity Commission.

They will have quality standard procedures but may be in house. They will have professional indemnity insurance.

Full Membership

An organisation which delivers a service that includes an element of free information, advice and/or guidance in Lincolnshire. They are committed to the charitable aims of Lincs2Advice and are a constituted organisation registered with Companies House and/or the Charity Commission.

They are members of a nationally recognised Quality Assurance body and can provide evidence of this and their framework. They will have professional indemnity insurance.


How to join

If you are interested in joining, you can fill in our membership form on this site and someone will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Initial application is a quick, 3 step process:

  1. Read and agree with the Lincs2Advice Charitable Aims
  2. Answer 3 basic questions so that we can determine the most appropriate type of membership for your organisation.
  3. Fill in a membership form with contact details, a brief description of your organisation and details of services provided, as well as details of Quality Assurance standards your organisation has been award (if applicable)

To get started, tick the "I agree" box and answer the questions below, then click continue.

Lincs2Advice Charitable Aims

  • To relieve poverty, sickness and distress and to protect and preserve health through enabling members to provide information, advice and guidance to the general public.
  • To advance the education of members of independent welfare advice centres, the legal, social work and community work professions, public authorities and interested members of the public generally by:
    • increasing knowledge of social welfare law and policies as they affect people suffering financial hardship or discrimination within the Greater Lincolnshire area ("the area of benefit")
    • developing the quantity, quality and efficiency of independent welfare advice services for people suffering financial hardship or discrimination within the area of benefit.
1 Are you a constituted organisation?
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2 Are you a not for profit organisation?
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3 Do you have a registered Advice Quality Standard?
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No