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 at 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 and Holidays. 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 and the option to receive by post the national u3a Magazine "Third Age Matters", 5 times a year.

How to Join

We do not take new joiners during June and July, please return to this page on 1st August 2021, when it will be possible to follow the joining instructions below.

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

Printing the 2021-2022 Membership Application on the right (will be available 1st Aug). 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 (not currently active). 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 the year from Aug 2021 details for renewal will be sent to members in July 2021.

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’.

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.