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Become a Group Member

Application Form - Group Members

Your group can join NWC as a full member if you fulfil the following criteria.

  • Your group agrees with NWC's Member Charter
  • In your work you demonstrably seek to progress equality for women in the island of Ireland (through direct services, policy, advocacy or other stated means)
  • You have a minimum of 10 individual members

Guidelines for National Women’s Council Executive Board for the Ratification of Applications for Membership of NWC


Organisations must be a member of NWC for one year before voting at  the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
A national organisation and group with multiple branches, which wishes to become a member, may choose to seek membership for its national organisation or one of its branches but not both.

Current Membership Fees

  • Groups with funding: 150 Euros per year (Fees for very large organisations may be higher)
  • Groups without funding: 30 Euros per year

Please note that inability to pay should not prevent you from applying for membership.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

As a full member you can

  • Receive our NWC newsflash
  • Take part in all of our events
  • Support our campaigns
  • Participate in training opportunities
  • Become a member of NWC working groups
  • Contribute to our policy positions
  • Vote at the AGM (e.g. put forward and vote on motions, nominate people to stand for election to the NWC board)

Your membership will be ratified by NWC’s Board at its next Board meeting (the Board meets every 6 weeks). We will contact you afterwards and invite you to get involved!

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Róisín Lambe: