How to Join / Renew

Our Membership

Our groups and activities are for York u3a members only. Membership is £15 per person and is renewable each August.

Membership entitles you to join any number of groups with spaces, attend the Saturday Talks and apply for trips. Groups may involve a very small charge (for example to cover room hire and/or refreshments). Any charge will be stated as you enrol with the leader of each Group. Groups are self-supporting financially, so any extra money required will be collected at group meetings. There is a charge for Saturday Talks and trips, see detailed pages for costs.

Members receive a membership card and the York u3a Newsletter every two months by email. Details of all groups and events are available on our website. You also have the option to receive by post the national u3a Magazine "Third Age Matters", 5 times a year.

How to Join as a new member

You can become a new member of York u3a by either:

Join online by clicking the link below. You will be asked for your details and then asked to pay online. Please note the following points before you begin:

  • We do not need you to upload a photo
  • Please do not complete the County field
  • Our payment method is hosted by PayPal, if you have a PayPal account then use that, if not there is an option to pay by debit/credit card lower down the screen without having to sign up to PayPal
  • If you are eligible for Gift Aid then please select that option
  • If you have any queries please contact the Membership Secretary before proceeding with the online option.

Click here to JOIN ONLINE (new members only).


Download and print the 2021-2022 Membership Application by clicking this link. Complete and return the form with your cheque. An option to make a Gift Aid declaration is included on that form.

If you are unable to join via either method above please contact us by email or call 01904 289293 and we will post an application form to you.

How to Renew for existing members

Renewals are open from 1st August 2021, for the year Aug 2021 - Jul 2022.

We hope that as many members as possible will complete their renewal via our online system as this is the quickest and most efficient way.

Gift Aid and two members at one address. If either member is eligible for Gift Aid it is important that their renewals are done separately in order that York u3a can claim Gift Aid for all eligible members.

Click the link to renew below by entering your membership number, forename (starting with a capital), surname (starting with a capital), post code (formatted AA11 1AA) and email address. If any changes are needed, select “Update Personal Details” and make any necessary changes before proceeding to “Renew Membership”. Now is the time to consider adding a mobile number if you have one, and also an emergency contact.


Once you have completed your payment, you will receive automated confirmation emails of your renewal and payment. Your new membership card will be attached to the renewal confirmation email and you will be able to print your card at home.

Questions about Membership

If you have any questions about joining or renewing please click Membership Secretary to send a message.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, and pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in one tax year, York u3a can reclaim tax equal to 1/4 of your subscription at no cost to you. Gift Aid really helps to keep your subscription as low as possible.