Membership Matters

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.


Membership of Edinburgh u3a is open to anyone who is in their “third age” and no longer in full time employment. There is no lower age limit for membership and people who are working part time may join. (See also u3a Principles.)

To take part in any Edinburgh u3a activity you must be a member. Members can join any group where vacancies exist. There is no limit to the number of groups that a member may join.

We rely on members volunteering to help form and lead interest groups. Members are encouraged to form their own groups where none exists or where there are no vacancies in existing groups. For further information and help simply email any Groups Coordinator whose addresses are on your membership card and on this website's Contacts page, or use the 'General Enquiries' form on that page.

Joining Fees

The Membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Membership renewal forms are sent out in March.

The membership subscription is:-
• Single £10
• Two people at the same address £20.

New members pay the full fee if they join between 1st April and 30th September. A member joining after 1st October pays a reduced joining fee of £5 for a single person and £10 for two people at the same address'. Your fees revert to the full amount from the following April.

If you join from February onwards, the full fee is payable, but your membership will start immediately and run for the next session. However, you will not receive your Membership Card, etc. until late April.

If you would like to join, please refer to the How to Join Edinburgh u3a page where there are instruction on how to join online or using a postal Membership Application Form.

Please help Edinburgh u3a keep the Membership Fee low by completing the Gift Aid Declaration when you apply for membership. 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.