VCAT is a Registered Charity (No 1098222) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No 4399868).
VCAT is governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from local voluntary and community groups.
VCAT is currently a member of the following organisations:
- NAVCA - National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
- NCVO - National Council of Voluntary Organisations
- GMCVO - Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation
- GMVSS - Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Support
- Community Matters
- NALM - National Association of LINk Members