With over 100 member organisations Disability Action is the umbrella organisation for the disability sector in Northern Ireland.
Our aim is to have a strong and diverse membership that will help us to inform policy and strategy that address the issues that people with disabilities in Northern Ireland face.
Membership is central to Disability Action’s work. Directors are nominated by our membership and member organisations have voting rights at Disability Action’s Annual General Meetings.
Membership of Disability Action will give organisations access to not only a wide range of expertise and support through our direct services but also through the opportunities to network with other member organisations.
The following services are available to members only:
Members can also avail of the following services:
Who can become a member?
Membership is open to organisations working in any area relating to disability. Currently member organisations include small voluntary groups, regional branches of UK wide charities, local community groups and government departments.
How do I apply?
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
What happens if we don’t have a constitution or accounts?
If you do not have one or both of these, then Disability Action can work with you to develop your constitution or give you advice on your accounts. Once you have them in place then we can take your application forward.
How long will it take?
All membership applications have to be considered by Disability Action’s Board of Directors. This means that it may take 4-8 weeks depending on when you apply, but we will talk to you about this.
What will I get?
Once your application has been accepted by the Board of Directors you will receive an introduction pack that will explain how you can access all of the membership services.
You will also receive a certificate of membership.
How much does it cost?
Membership fees are based on turnover (with the exception of statutory organisations). Please see the table below for fees.
|Turnover less than £20,000||£10 +VAT|
|Turnover between £20,000 - £50,000||£20 +VAT|
|Turnover between £50,001 - £100,000||£30 +VAT|
|Turnover between £100,001 - £250,000||£40 +VAT|
|Turnover over £250,000||£65 +VAT|
|Statutory Organisations||£75 +VAT|
In joining Disability Action you will be associating your organisation with our aims and values and supporting the principles underlying our Charter of Rights.
For further information or to join please contact Karen Hall on
Telephone: 028 9029 7880
Textphone: 028 9029 7882
Fax: 028 9029 7881