Why join us?

The Trade Association Forum is the only organisation of its kind and we have Government support as the first choice organisation to deal with trade associations. Our supporting department is the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). We are the ‘association of associations’ and we are here to provide you and your team with similar support to that which you provide to your members. 

Membership is open to any trade association based in the UK, all of which have many similar challenges in common in terms of their operational activities.

Our range of services and activities are designed to assist you in the strategic development and day-to-day running of your organisation and we work hard to promote the excellent contribution that associations make to Government, industry and the wider public.

Joining TAF can help you with :

Member retention and acquisition

TAF offers a range of services, support and advice to help your association be best in class, delivering real value to members and driving retention

Staff retention and recruitment

We offer events, training, networking and other benefits that you can offer your staff as part of your package, benchmarking to set your remuneration and learning and development opportunities for all staff

Saving money and generating revenue

We have a range of member benefits that offer great deals on services commonly procured by associations, as well as free services and opportunities to generate revenue

Building your network

Networking is a key part of our offer, we help association leaders meet and learn from each other through in-person events and a members-only community where you can ask questions and discuss issues

What you get with TAF membership:

Best Practice

Access to resources and free events on best practice for TAs, as well as a member-only resource library.

Events and networking

We run free events for members throughout the year and offer preferential pricing to paid-for events


Access to sector benchmarking research to help inform approach to how to manage your association (e.g. salary and benefits benchmarking)

Exclusive deals and offers

Get access to a range of exclusive offers and services at discounted rates or completely free as part of your membership

Trade association directory

Have a free listing in our trade association directory - a popular resource for people looking for information about sectors

Online community

Mobile app and web forums to build your network, ask questions to your peers and crowdsource information from the UK's only network of trade association professionals

Approved suppliers

Preferential deals with leading suppliers to associations, helping you deliver great services to your members at the best possible prices.

Legal Hub

TAF's very own legal portal: one place for all your legal services.

Jobs Board

Post your vacancies on the TAF jobs board for free and have them promoted across our social channels.

Fees and how to join

TAF member subscriptions are based on the number of (full time equivalent) staff working for the organisation as shown in the table below. 

We run a lean operation and are focused on delivering real value to our members – we are confident that any sized association will receive value significantly in excess of our membership fees.

Our subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March, if you sign up during the year we will pro-rata your subscription fee until the next renewal point.


0 - 9 staff
£ 695 per annum (ex VAT)
  • Access to all TAF benefits for all of your association employees


10 - 19 staff
£ 1,195 per annum (ex VAT)
  • Access to all TAF benefits for all of your association employees


20 - 49 staff
£ 1,995 per annum (ex VAT)
  • Access to all TAF benefits for all of your association employees

Very Large

50 staff and over
£ 2,995 per annum (ex VAT)
  • Access to all TAF benefits for all of your association employees

Join today!

If you would like to discuss joining TAF or have any questions, then please get in touch with the TAF CEO or call +44 (0)20 3869 8650. If you would like to join, the first step is filling out our online membership application form:

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