How to Join Edinburgh u3a

Please note that, because of the Covid-19 virus, many groups have suspended their meetings and activities, however a growing number are holding virtual "on-line" meetings. See On-Line Meetings page for details.

Please note that the Third Age Trust are offering the opportunity to register with Trust u3a - details can be found here.

You can join online paying by card, or by post paying by cheque or bank transfer. For subsequent years’ membership you will be asked to pay by standing order as this simplifies our processing greatly.

If you wish to become a joint member with an existing member, then please contact the Membership Secretary directly – see below.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift-Aid your subscription please tick the box on the online form, or complete the section on the Membership Application Form. You can find further information in our Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions page or by writing to treasurer@edinburghu3a.org.uk.

You will be sent a welcome email automatically on joining which will include the password to enable you to access the password protected area of the website. This will enable you to make contact directly with the Group Leader of any group you are interested in joining.

Joining Online
You can join online using a credit or debit card. This payment method uses Paypal, but you do not need to register with Paypal to use it.

Please note the following before registering:

  • When keying your address, it will not accept the character ‘”/” as in ‘10/4 High Street’. Please use “F” instead, as in “10F4 High Street”. You can check your official postal address at check-address.
  • Please note that the online form quotes the next renewal date as 1st August 2021. It is actually 1st April 2022 as we are extending the membership year because of Covid.
  • There is no need to add a photograph.
  • Please help Edinburgh u3a keep the Membership Fee low by completing the Gift Aid Declaration. Edinburgh u3a will reclaim, from HMRC, 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you pay in membership fees in the current tax year. Please read Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions as this covers all the salient points about paying UK tax, change of address, etc.

Join online here.

Joining by Post:

Click on the links at right to download a Membership Application Form.

Print and fill in the form and send it to:

u3a Membership Secretary
35 Netherby Road
Edinburgh EH5 3LP
email: membership@edinburghu3a.org.uk