How to Join

Membership of IDEA is open to anyone who is committed to providing, promoting or advancing development education throughout the island of Ireland and who shares IDEA's vision and mission.

Membership process

The procedure for membership is that an application form is completed and submitted to the IDEA office. This can be made at any time of the year. Membership is for one year from the time that the application is approved. Applicants will be informed as soon as possible after applying. If successful, members will then be invoiced for payment of the fee. While you are waiting for your application to be processed we will add you to our mailing list so you can access information and keep up to date with all the news of the development education sector.

Some of the services IDEA Members benefit from include:

  • Our fortnightly E-Circular, informing you of all upcoming IDEA events, training opportunities, funding and job opportunities.
  • Regular email contact in relation to events and training opportunities specific to your sector.
  • Access to the IDEA online member-only space
  • Promotion of your organisation through our website listing of members
  • Free or reduced rates to IDEA events and trainings
  • Opportunities to network and meet with other development education organisations
  • Opportunities to contribute to the work of IDEA through our National Council and our Working Groups
  • Representation on your behalf to policy makers and funding bodies


Membership fees are based on the income of your organisation, as in the table below

IDEA Membership Fees

Membership Category

2017 fees  

Unwaged / Student




Total income up to €50,000


Total income between €50,000 to €150,000


Total income between €150,000- €300,000


Total income between €300,00- €500,000


Total income above €500,000


Apply to Join Now

our members

search by map

Map of Ireland

find out more

Become a Member

Just some of the advantages of IDEA membership:

  1. 1 Access to IDEA online member space
  2. 2 Reduced rates to IDEA events & training
  3. 3 Representation to policy makers

join now