East Grinstead u3a

BEACON - Our Membership system and more

Beacon is our easy to use membership database to enable us to quickly and efficiently manage members, groups and finances. It has been specially developed by the Third Age Trust to help reduce the workload of u3a groups and committees.

Beacon for Members

Nearly half of our members have already created a personal MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

All members can access the Beacon Members Portal where you can create a Membership Account.

Once registered you will be able to:

  • Renew your East Grinstead u3a membership online
  • View, join, wait list yourself or leave Groups. The Group Leader will be notified.
  • Find our contact details for Group Leaders
  • View a personal calendar of meetings and events
  • View a personal calendar of meetings and events

The first time you access the Portal you need to give five pieces of information to validate yourself. You will only need to do this once. {Each of the 5 items below must be entered exactly as on our database.} You will then be asked to create a password.

  • Member number
  • Your Surname
  • Your Forename
  • Postcode
  • Email ID

Once that password has been created and validated you must always thereafter enter with your email ID and password.

Watch the How to register for Beacon video at the bottom of this page. It is straightforward if you follow the instructions.

If you are unsure, there is a detailed PDF document showing examples of how the Portal works ==> Beacon - Part 7

To access the Portal click here ==>Beacon membership portal

Further information can also be found ==> BEACON - Membership Portal registration


To log in to the Beacon system as a Group Leader, please go to ==>BEACON - for group leaders

All Group Leaders need to have a Beacon User ID

Please contact the East Grinstead Beacon Administrator for your ID if you do not yet have one, or if you have forgotten your password.


  • Group leaders are updating their group information so please be patient if you find inaccuracies.
  • The Beacon Portal is case sensitive and rather fussy. Please ensure that the correct capital and lower case letters match the way your membership details are held in the system.
  • Please ensure there are no spaces before or after each of the name fields which can occur if you use the autofill feature of your browser and is particularly true when using a tablet such as an iPad._


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