The Sphere General Assembly approved a new membership structure and lower membership fees in April 2021 for immediate implementation. These changes are now reflected in the information below.
Members of Sphere are organisations or individuals whose core activities include assisting and protecting people and communities affected by crisis. Sphere members make no distinction in their work on the basis of nationality, race, gender, diversity, religious belief, class or political opinion.
Please complete and submit the relevant application form below, being sure to include the additional documentation requested.
An organisation whose core activities, or whose members’ core activities, work towards assisting and protecting vulnerable people and crisis affected communities. This can be a non-governmental organisation (NGO), NGO network, a member of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, a UN agency, a donor agency, a national disaster management agency (NDMA), a standard-setting body, an academic institute, a foundation or a private sector entity.
Individuals with a strong commitment for furthering the vision and mission of Sphere.
*Large federations or networks of NGOs have the option to join Sphere and provide the benefits of membership to their own members.
Sphere took the bold step to significantly reduce its membership fees in 2021 to ensure its membership is representative of the humanitarian community.
The membership fee is an investment in achieving the collective vision of Sphere. Membership fees provide essential funding for the running of the organisation, while allowing us to leverage substantial grants from major donors so we can achieve our shared vision.
Sphere would not be financially viable without annual membership fees. We operate on a tight budget, overseen on behalf of members by our Governing Board.
Fees for Full Members are calculated on the basis of the member organisation’s annual revenue (in CHF).