Subscriptions 2022/23

The NFWI Board of Trustees has set the membership subscription for the 2022/23 membership year at £44.  This means there is no change from the current membership year.

*WIs have the flexibility each year to decide whether to either waive their portion of the subscription fee, reduce it slightly, or keep it the same.   If you do this, you must treat all members the same, including new members midway through the year and dual members.  If you need advice on this, please contact your WI Adviser.

Total subscription 2022

WI share*

Federation share

NFWI share

£44.00

£21.60

£10.30

£12.10

 

Date of joining 2022

Total subscription

WI share*

Federation share

NFWI share

1 April to 30 June

£44.00

£21.60

£10.30

£12.10

1 July to 30 Sept

£33.00

£16.20

£7.73

£9.08

1 Oct to 31 Dec

£22.00

£10.80

£5.15

£6.05

1 Jan to 31 March 2022

£11.00

£5.40

£2.58

£3.03


When are subscriptions due?

Renewing members must pay their subscriptions to their WI by 30th April of the new subscription year and joining members must pay upon joining.

WIs must pay the Federation and NFWI shares of their initial renewals to the Federation by 31st May of the new subscription year and then pay for subsequent new joiners by the last day of each subscription quarter.


Pro-rata subscription for new members in their first year

New members joining the WI from April for the first time may pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join.

The same applies to new members who have not previously been a member of any WI in the subscription year prior to the one they are re-joining in. For example, a member was a member in 2020 but did not renew in April 2021.  She wants to re-join in October 2022.  She is entitled to the pro-rata subscription as she was not a member during the 2021/22 subscription year.

Please find here a breakdown of how flexibility could affect the pro-rata rate. This document was kindly created by Yve Robinson (Buckinghamshire Federation).


New WIs

New WIs will keep all of the subscriptions paid by their members during their initial membership year.  It is therefore most advantageous to start up WI during the first quarter of the subscription year.


Dual membership

Dual members pay the full year WI share (they do not pay the Federation and NFWI share again) to their second WI. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership, and the full year rate will remain payable at any time during the year. In regard to flexibility, a dual member may have one WI that waives the fee and one that does not, thus a dual member may be paying different fees year on year for the WIs she is a member of. The dual member will only pay the NFWI and federation portion once when joining the primary WI, as is the case currently. At the dual member’s second WI, she will pay the applicable WI portion of the subscription fee only.


Subscriptions 2021/22

Each WI Member pays a subscription fee for her membership. Subscriptions rates are set by the NFWI Board of Trustees, after consulting the National Council.

*WIs have the flexibility each year to decide whether to either waive their portion of the subscription fee, reduce it slightly, or keep it the same. If you need advice on this, please contact your WI Adviser.

Following the National Council decision to extend the current membership year by three months to 31 March 2021, payments will be due from members in April 2021.

Total subscription 2021

WI share*

Federation share

NFWI share

£44.00

£21.60

£10.30

£12.10

 

Date of joining 2021

Total subscription

WI share*

Federation share

NFWI share

1 April to 30 June

£44.00

£21.60

£10.30

£12.10

1 July to 30 Sept

£33.00

£16.20

£7.73

£9.08

1 Oct to 31 Dec

£22.00

£10.80

£5.15

£6.05

1 Jan to 31 March 2022

£11.00

£5.40

£2.58

£3.03

 

Please click here to download a detailed overview (PDF) of what your WI subscription fee for 2021/22 includes.

Please find here a breakdown of how flexibility could affect the subscription fee. This document was kindly created by Yve Robinson (Buckinghamshire Federation).


MESSAGE FROM THE WI ADVISERS:

ANNUAL MEETINGS AND DUAL MEMBERS

It has come to our notice that there is some confusion within some WIs regarding Dual members.

Dual members pay the WI portion of the subs and are therefore entitled to take part and vote on all matters within the WI they have joined as a dual. Dual members can only vote on National and Federation matters at their main WI, where they pay the full subscription.


Associate membership

Associate membership is £52 per person.


Membership Subscriptions Extension – a message from NFWI

The NFWI has been very concerned about the disruption this lockdown period has had on WI meetings and activities and your membership experience this year. We recently held consultations with all federations to discuss ways in which we can acknowledge this in our membership subscription this year.

We are delighted to share with you that as a result we are offering a three month extension to this year’s membership subscription. The next renewal date for membership subscriptions will therefore be 1st April 2021. In addition, from this point onwards, membership renewals will always be in April. This is to acknowledge the feedback many of you shared with us during the recent Strategic Vision consultation about the challenges of the January payment date and how you wished to see this changed in the future.

We have added full FAQs to My WI to help you understand a bit more about the process and how this will impact WIs. The FAQs can be found here: https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/…/faqs-membership-subscription-ex…

We know that many WIs have responded creatively to the practical challenges posed by lockdown and we continue to be inspired by the activities being delivered to ensure members remain connected during this difficult time. However, we do appreciate that this period has meant that many members have experienced disruption to their WI experience and therefore we hope the additional three months will provide some compensation to acknowledge the disruption.

We are aiming to ensure that this message reaches all members as soon as possible. As well as the formal notification to federations and this announcement on social media, there is a memo in the July WI Life magazine and a letter in the July WI mailing. We hope that by ensuring the message is consistent across all our channels of communications, it will reach all members; but please do ensure you share the news with all the members in your WI too.


Subscription 2020

The NFWI Board of Trustees has set the membership subscription for 2020 at £43.00. The WI share will increase by 60p, the federation share by 20p and the NFWI share by 20p.   

The distribution of the 2020 subscription will be:

Total subscription 2020

WI share

Federation share

NFWI share

£43.00

£21.10

£10.00

£11.90

Pro-rata subscription for new members in their first year

New members joining the WI in 2020 for the first time, or who have not previously been a member of any WI in the past 10 years, will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rate per quarter and the distribution are shown in the following table.

Date of joining ’20

Total subscription

 WI Share Fed Share  NFWI Share 

1 Jan-31 March

£43.00

 £21.10 £10.00 £11.90 

1 April-30 June

£32.25

£15.83 £7.50 £8.92

1 July-30 Sept

£21.50

£10.55 £5.00 £5.95

1 Oct-31 Dec

£10.75

£5.28 £2.50 £2.97

 

WI subscription and dual fees are paid directly to the WI/s you wish to join. 

New WIs starting in 2020
New WIs starting in 2020 will keep all of the subscriptions paid by their members in 2020.

Dual Membership
Dual members will pay £21.10 to their second WI. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership, and the set fee will remain payable at any time during the year.