Membership for Housing Associations

As the number of social enterprises in the housing sector grows, and housing associations are increasingly defining themselves as social enterprises, Social Enterprise UK has been working to foster collaboration across the two sectors. 

Our work so far in this space includes:

  • Organising the annual Social Enterprise in Housing Conference with the National Housing Federation each March.
  • Producing the largest ever survey into Housing Associations and social value with the Chartered Institute of Housing, PwC, Wates Living Space and Orbit Group. Click here to read more.
  • Creating the Social Value Hub in partnership with the National Housing Federation, Cabinet Office, LGA and others.
  • Convening a number of roundtable events with housing associations across the UK.
  • Partnering with housing bodies to develop policies for a more social economy for the 2015 general election through the Social Economy Alliance.


To address the specific needs of the housing sector, SEUK has developed a number of membership opportunities for housing providers. 

Full Membership

More than 10,000 properties - select band 'Scale' on our joining form £4,750
Below 10,000 properties - select band 'Thrive' on our joining form £2,800

This is for Housing Associations that are looking to demonstrate their own social enterprise status. They have access to a full range of benefits, including:

  • Display your social enterprise status as a member of SEUK
  • Access the social enterprise sector through SEUK’s network of 20,000 social enterprises
  • Network with the social enterprise sector through exclusive member only events
  • Share best practice and identify supply chain opportunities
  • Support SEUK’s work to grow the social enterprise sector

Partner Membership

Select band 'Grow' on our joining form £550

For Housing Associations looking to incubate social enterprises, we offer a flat rate for up to 10 social enterprises* to all be full members of SEUK in the “Start” category, saving £200 on individual memberships.

*All incubated social enterprises should have a turnover of less than £100,000.

This will allow all of these enterprises to:

  • Display their social enterprise status through your member badge
  • Priority access and discounts to sector wide and exclusive events
  • Network, learn and improve your skills at free and discounted events
  • Save money with member offers that pay for membership again and again
  • Be the first to know about news and funding opportunities in the sector via our member-only bulletins


Complete the online form and have your credit / debit card details ready. Please ensure you select the correct membership band:

For Full Membership

More than 10,000 properties - select band 'Scale' on our joining form £4,750
Below 10,000 properties - select band 'Thrive' on our joining form £2,800

For Partner Membership

Select band 'Grow' on our joining form £550

If you have any questions please email our membership team. We look forward to hearing from you.