Corporate membership connects you to the world of charity retail by providing access to around 380 charity retail operations. Our charity members range from the largest national charities to locally-based charities and hospices, between them operating around 8,800 shops.

Becoming a corporate member demonstrates your support for charity retailers, and provides your company with unrivaled access to promotion of your products and services. Benefits include:

Suppliers directory

All corporate members are listed in our suppliers directory. A listing consists of a company description, contact details and your company logo. The directory has always been a very popular page on our website as a one stop shop to cover the range of product and service needs.

Charity Retail Conference, Exhibition and Awards

The annual Charity Retail 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 the opportunity to sponsor and exhibit at the event. Exhibition stands and sponsorship packages are offered to corporate members as a priority.

There are very few stands left for this year’s event – please contact Susan Meredith on 020 7697 4080 with enquiries.

>> Read about the corporate side of Conference, including exhibition plans and prices


We organise a number of events throughout the year covering a variety of topics. Networking meetings, interest groups and other seminars provide sponsorship, speaking and exhibition opportunities for our corporate members. Our events are a great way to engage with charity retailers of all sizes, especially as now Corporate Members can send one delegate free of charge (non-exhibiting).

Charity Retail News

Every week, corporate members receive Charity Retail News – our 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 to us for inclusion.

Advertising and marketing

Our publications provide a valuable source of information for charity members, other charities, the media and the wider stakeholder community. Supporting a CRA publication is an excellent way to show your expertise to the sector in areas that align directly with your objectives and target markets.

The annual fee for corporate membership is £775 + VAT
You can join at any time of the year.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail please contact Susan Meredith, Head of Member Services at or 020 7697 4080 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or 07967 486191 (Tuesday, Thursday).

Please read our Corporate Code of Conduct (what we expect from Corporate Members)

Please read our Corporate Code of Practice (what Corporate Members can expect from us)

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