Who can join the U3A?

Membership of the U3A is open to those in their third age, which is defined as the period of life in which full-time employment has ceased. Anyone in their third age can join the U3A, including those who work part-time.

What does membership of the U3A offer me?

Membership of the U3A provides the opportunity to meet new people and share skills and interests in a friendly environment. You will be able to attend our monthly meeting, join as many of our interest groups as you like and participate in our popular programme of visits and events. We also have a reciprocal arrangement with the other three Maldon U3As which allows members to join each other's groups provided there are spaces available.

How much does it cost?

The current membership fee is £25 per membership year, which runs from 1st April to 31st March, New members can join at any time of the year. Those joining after 1st October will pay a reduced subscription for the remainder of the year. Fully paid-up members of other U3As have the option of joining as a Dual Member at a reduced membership fee.

Payment of the full membership fee entitles you to the following:

  • Attendance at the monthly meetings
  • Membership of as many interest groups as you wish (although there will be additional charges to cover room hire, entry fees, etc. where applicable)
  • Access to a range of competitively priced visits and events
  • A monthly News Sheet to keep you up-to-date with what is going on
  • Membership Services of the Third Age Trust including: Receipt through the post of the U3A Magazine, Third Age Matters 3 times a year; Third Party Liability Insurance during a U3A activity and Access to legal advice via a U3A helpline.
  • Members of Heybridge U3A can also attend interest groups offered by the other three Maldon U3As - Blackwater, Limebrook and Maldon - provided spaces are available.

Click on the link at the top right of the page to download our Membership Policy and Membership Form