Associate membership

The associate membership option is designed to suit those who are interested in the benefits of the WI and would like to be part of the organisation but are either unable to access regular meetings at a local Women’s Institute or more interested in the other benefits of the WI.

Associates are entitled to a host of benefits, including:

  • Friendship
  • 8 editions per year of our membership magazine WI Life
  • Life-long learning and self-development opportunities including accredited courses awarded by Laser Learning Awards
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded women and women from different backgrounds
  • A way to be part of women supporting women
  • A place for self-expression
  • A welcome pack when you join – including a welcome letter and various leaflets on National campaigns
  • Exclusive offers and discounts in the Membership Booklet
  • National and federation newsletters
  • Exclusive access to My WI, the WI member-only website
  • A copy of the NFWI Annual Review
  • Invitations to physical and virtual federation and NFWI events throughout the year
  • The opportunity to take part in national competitions
  • An outlet to make a difference through campaigning and getting involved in your local community
  • Access to large scale campaign groups such as the Climate Coalition
  • Become a Climate ambassador
  • Access to our members-only portal My WI
  • Denman at Home
  • Competitions
  • National Gallery talks
  • Walking Netball Sessions - Walking Netball is a slower, more inclusive, version of the game; it is Netball but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play regardless of age, physical ability or fitness level.
  • Partnership with IAM Road Smart - NFWI has teamed up with IAM Road Smart, to create an ongoing driver development partnership aimed at boosting drivers’ skills and confidence.
  • Expertise in craft, baking and gardening projects
  • Natural Heritage Tree Project
  • Public Affairs Digest
  • PR Newsletter

Associates also have the opportunity to visit virtual or physical WI meetings. Please note that some WI’s might charge a fee for visiting Friends of the WI. This will differ with each WI.

If you would like to join the associate scheme, please fill out the NFWI Associate joining form and post a cheque to the address provided. Alternatively, simply visit the WI online shop to join and pay using a credit or debit card. Of course, you can also call the NFWI offices and we can register you as a WI Associate member over the phone.


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