Each WI Member pays a subscription fee to cover the cost of her membership and to help with running the organisation. The 2021 subscription is £44, which is split between the WI, federation and the NFWI to help with running individual groups and the organisation as a whole.
Try the WI
Try the WI membership runs for six months, from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. This is half the usual price because, under normal circumstances, new members would have joined in October for the remainder of the year (until December 2020) for £10.75. Therefore, this offer is for three extra months (January 2020 – March 2021) at the 2020 rate. Subscriptions can be renewed in April 2021 at £44 for the year. No subscriptions are automatically renewed.
Dual members pay an additional £21.60 to their second WIs, on top of their main subscription. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership; the fee is set for the year.
Pro-rata subscriptions for new members
A new member joining the WI for the first time (or who has not been a member of any WI in the past 10 years*) pays a pro-rata subscription. This depends on when she joins, as shown below.
*Please note that, as of April 2021, this pro-rata ineligibility period will be reduced to 1 year.
|Date of joining in 2021||Total subscription rate|
|1 April to 30 June|
|1 July to 30 Sept|
|1 Oct to 31 Dec|
|1 Jan to 31 March 2022|
Associate members pay an annual subscription of £52.