East Grinstead u3a


Joining East Grinstead u3a is a great way to find and develop new interests and make friends in a relaxed environment. We are open to all people who are no longer in full-time employment, there is no joining fee and the annual membership is just £12 or £8 if you are a fully affiliated member of another u3a.

Joining East Grinstead u3a could not be easier. You can either join online or by downloading and completing an application form. Our membership year runs from the 1st September to the 31st August, however if you join between 1st of June and 31 August, your membership will include the remainder of the current year as well as the following year.

Another option is to visit us at one of our monthly Hub Meetings, prospective new members are welcome to come along and find out more about us.

In applying for membership you agree to comply at all times with our Members Code of Conduct and the Principles of the u3a Movement. East Grinstead u3a processes member information so that we can keep you informed about events, groups and activities as part of your membership. East Grinstead u3a's lawful basis for collecting this information is in our legitimate interest assessment statement.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to gift aid your subscription, this will boost your donation by 25% at no cost to you. Gift aid is then reclaimed by East Grinstead u3a from the tax you pay for the current tax year. You may cancel your gift aid at anytime by notifying the Membership Secretary You must also notify our Membership Secretary if you no longer pay sufficient tax or change your address.

To gift aid your subscription, simply tick the box on the online form or paper-based form. In ticking the box, you confirm that you are a UK tax-payer and understand that if you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax than the amount of gift aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, you are responsible for paying the difference.

How to join

The annual fee for 2024-25 is £12. This is reduced to £8.00 for members who are fully affiliated with another u3a. Please note that our membership year runs from 1 September through to 31 August.

There are two methods of applying to join East Grinstead u3a. You can either apply online or you can fill out an application form and follow the instructions printed on the form.

Online application

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Application Form (downloadable)

Please click on the button below to view and download the application form, this can either be returned electronically or by post, instructions can be found on the form.

Membership services

How to change your personal details

If your circumstances have changed, for example, address, telephone number, Gift Aid status, emergency contact details, etc, you can change them either online via the Beacon membership portal or notify the membership secretary by email or letter. Our membership Portal: Beacon provides comprehensive tools for handling membership: new members, renewals, subscriptions, address changes, and communications. First, please register to use the members portal to find out more, click BEACON - Membership Portal registration, watch the video below. Then click ==> Beacon membership portal. remember, once successfully registered, you use your EMAIL and PASSWORD to log in to the Beacon membership portal.

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