Corporate membership provides you with unrivalled opportunities to do business with charity retailers across the country. Sponsorship and speaking opportunities, as well as a range of other promotional marketing activities, will give you the chance to connect with our charity members and demonstrate your support for our sector. A sector that, not only raises vital funds for charity, but also

  • benefits the environment
  • promotes social inclusion
  • up-skills volunteers, and
  • boosts high street footfall.

Should your company be associated with these outcomes? Then …

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Please note that companies that purchase from charities e.g. recyclers, collectors etc will also have to apply for TRUST status

Everything you need to know about TRUST is here

Here’s how we achieve the corporate-charity connection.

Business directory
All corporate members are listed in our business directory. The directory has always been a popular page on our website as a one stop shop to cover the range of product and service needs. You can enhance your entry with links and amend it at any time.

Charity Retail Conference, Exhibition and Awards
Our annual flagship Conference is an excellent opportunity for your business to reach a market with a combined annual turnover of over £1.3bn in the most effective way. Corporate membership offers your business preferential rates and priority booking to sponsor and exhibit at the event.

We are perfectly placed to connect you with influential people in charity retail. A range of events where corporate members can engage with charity retailers are available for you to attend, included in your membership fee. You can enhance this through sponsorship and exhibiting, and

  • raise your profile in the charity retail sector
  • network with brand presence and increase business development opportunities
  • distribute promotional materials and communicate your company message
  • demonstrate your brand’s commitment to the charity retail sector

We are always looking for speakers. Please keep an eye on the schedule and if you feel you have a presentation in you, submit your idea to Anna Pashley.

Charity Retail Voice
This is our weekly round-up of sector news and the current policy work that we are engaged in. You can contribute by writing your own welcome article upon joining – and sometime during your 12 months submit a guest blog (or two) to us for inclusion. You will also receive your own Corporate Member Updates with all the latest opportunities specific to your membership.

Advertising and sponsorship of services
Our website, reports and resources provide a valuable source of information for charity members, other charities, the media and the wider stakeholder community. Supporting this output through sponsorship is an excellent way to show your support for areas that align directly with your objectives and target markets. It also displays great corporate social responsibility. Check out our current Corporate opportunities.

Case studies and mentoring
On this page you can show your expertise in solving issues for our charity members via a write up of successful case studies. And please take a look at our mentoring platform if you would like to guide a charity retailing individual in your area of expertise.

Advisory group
The Corporate Members Advisory Group is made up of 8 elected individuals from our corporate members representing four broad industry areas: recycling industries, epos and ecommerce, shopfitting & supplies and ‘other’. The group discuss corporate opportunities, codes of practice and help the CRA to formulate ways of working that bring our corporates and charities together for the benefit of all. Read more

The annual fee for corporate membership is £870 + VAT for the 2024-25 membership year beginning 1 April 2024. You can join at any time of the year.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail please contact Anna Pashley at

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