How to Join / Renew

Our Membership

Our groups and activities are for York u3a members only. Subscriptions are very reasonable, and for 2021/22 there is a reduction from the usual £17 down to £15 per person. Renewals happen from the beginning of August each year.

Membership covers the option to join any number of Groups with spaces, attend Saturday Talks and apply for Trips. Groups may involve a very small extra charge (for example to cover room hire and/or coffee). Any extra 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 Meetings and Trips, see detailed pages for costs.

Members receive a membership card, details of groups and Saturday talks, the York u3a Newsletter every two months (via email since Mar 2020) and 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:

Printing the 2021-2022 Membership Application on the right. Complete and return the form with your cheque. An option to make a Gift Aid declaration is included on that form.


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

  • We do not use the load photo option
  • Please do not complete the County field
  • Our payment method is hosted by PayPal, if you have a PayPal account then by all means use that, however there is an option to pay by debit or credit card lower down the screen.
  • 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).

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, there are some additional notes to explain the information needed before starting and the process itself. The link for this is on the right hand side - ‘Renewal Additional Notes’.

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 (as shown above), surname (as shown above), post code 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 may 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.