• Why become a CTA member?

  • We’d love you to join us. 

    Be part of a thriving community transport movement in the UK. 

    The Community Transport Association (CTA) is a national charity and membership organisation that leads and supports thousands of local charities and community groups across the UK that deliver local transport services which fulfil a social purpose and community benefit. Together with CTA Members, we’re working to achieve a vision of a world where everyone in their communities can access transport that meets their needs.  

    Together, our members shape the work we do; making sure it is the right kind of work and enabling CTA to speak with one voice for the community transport movement. 

    New to 2024 we have launched two membership types for not-for-profit organisations and public sector bodies.   


    Benefits of CTA Full Membership 

    Join today with Full CTA Membership to receive all our benefits including; 

    Advice and Support Benefits
    • Individually tailored support from a dedicated CTA Development Officer
    • Unlimited access to phone and email support from the UK’s only specialist CT advice service
    • Access to peer support opportunities facilitated by CTA
    • Access to specialist reports, advice, templates relevant to your organisation
    Policy and Research Benefits
    • Access to member-only events with politicians, policy makers and funders
    • Priority participation in CTA-led campaigns and research projects
    • Directly influence and shape CTA’s policy positions and calls for change
    • Individual and collective support to influence local and regional transport policies and strategies
    • Access to data and research demonstrating the impact and value of community transport
    • Free/discounted access to events and training
    • Access to an introduction to CT training programme to develop knowledge
    • Reduced MiDAS cost of £32 per certificate (only available to CTA Member DA’s training internal drivers)
    • Discounted training for new MiDAS Driver Assessors (saving £150)
    Marketing and Communication Benefits
    • Access to members-only section of the CTA Website
    • Receive a printed copy of Community Transport Together Magazine
    • Access to CTA media and communications resources, including press releases, templates, photos and videos
    Commercial Opportunities and Broader Membership
    • Access to commercial discounts with CTA commercial partners (coming summer 2024)
    • Access to S19 and S22 permits
    • Apply for annual CTA Awards

    Benefits of CTA Permit Only Membership

    A Permit Only Membership offers the following limited benefits:

    Advice and Support Benefits
    • Limited access to phone and email support from the CTA Advice Service (three times per year)
    • Time-limited support from CTA Development Officer (once per year)
    • Access to guidance and resources related to the management of permits and safe and legal operation
    • Access to CTA sector wide free events
    • Free/Discounted access to CTA training focused on permits and safe and legal operation
    Marketing and Communication Benefits
    • Access to the CTA online community (coming Winter 2024)
    • Receive CTA newsletters including specific updates on safe and legal operation