Who can join?
In general terms, membership of CSAN is open to charities in England and Wales with a Roman Catholic identity and/or roots. We do not currently offer membership to individual supporters, but there are other ways to be involved – see the ‘Getting Involved’ section of our website. In late 2016 we commenced a review of membership arrangements and we will update this page once the results are known.
A channel to the Bishops
The national CSAN team is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action. CSAN enables dialogue on social action between our members and the Bishops’ Conference.
Collective witness in public policy making
The Network bridges professional Catholic organisations and local Catholic communities, working together for the better of the most vulnerable in our society, at a grass-roots level and in the public sphere.
The Network offers opportunities for innovation in new partnerships, to extend the reach of effective practice, and make good use of resources. With experience in advocacy, collaborative research and projects, the Network seeks to extend and build on these areas.
A link to the wider Caritas family
The Network offers an opportunity to work with our sister charities in Europe within the Caritas Europa network. This allows the sharing of best practice on a wider scale, opportunities for accessing and participating in research. This offers the potential to learn from and influence the development of Caritas internationally.
How to join
Please contact Porsha, email – firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on what you could gain, membership fees and how to become a member of our family.