Subscriptions 2021

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 now 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.

The membership subscription for 2021 is £44.00.

The WI share has increased by 50p and the federation share by 30p and the NFWI share by 20p.

The distribution of the 2021 subscription is:

 

Total subscription 2021

WI share

Federation share

NFWI share

£44.00

£21.60

£10.30

£12.10

 

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).

 

When are subscriptions due?

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.

 

Pro-rata subscription for new members in their first year

New members joining the WI from April 2021 for the first time will 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 past 10 years. Please note that, as of April 2021, this pro-rata ineligibility period will be reduced to 1 year. For more information, please click here.

The rate per quarter and the distribution are shown in the following table:

 

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 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 starting in 2021/22

New WIs starting from April 2021 will keep all of the subscriptions paid by their members in 2021/22 membership year.

 

Dual membership

Dual members will pay £21.60 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. 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.

 

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

 

Payments are due from members in January 2020.

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.

Pooling of Fares 2020
The NFWI Annual Meeting pooling of fares for 2020 is set at £16 per WI and £32 per federation. New WIs formed in 2020, from January to May, before the NFWI Annual Meeting, will pay the pooling of fares contribution.