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Full membership of the WI means that you pay your subscription to your chosen WI. The subscription for 2018 is £41.00 and within this fee you will receive copies of our national magazine WI Life (8 copies per year).  Our year runs from January to December irrespective of when you join. 

If you wish to visit another WI you will then have to pay a visitors fee.

Of this, £20 is kept by your WI, £9.30 will go to Federation and £11.70 to NFWI.


Should you wish to join more than one WI,  you would, for the current year pay £20.00 as Affiliation fees for National and Essex Federation are only paid once a year i.e. to your Primary WI.


If you are a brand-new member, or returning after a 10 year absence, then depending on the month you join, you may pay pro-rata:

1st Jan – 31st March – full fee, £41.00

1st April – 30th June – £30.75

1st July – 30th Sept – £20.50

1st Oct – 31st Dec – £10.75


Should you not have a WI in your area and have a core of friends also interested in the WI, we are always willing to start new ones.

The first year, you will keep all of your members’ subscriptions.

For further information on any of the above please email:

Subscription 2019

The NFWI Board of Trustees has set the membership subscription for 2019 at £42.00. The WI share will increase by 50p, the federation share by 50p and there will be no increase to the NFWI share.   

The distribution of the 2019 subscription will be:

Total subscription 2019

WI share

Federation share

NFWI share





Payments are due from members in January 2019.

Pro-rata subscription for new members in their first year

New members joining the WI in 2019 for the first time, or who have not previously been a member of any WI in the past 10 years, will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rate per quarter and the distribution are shown in the following table.

Date of joining ’19

Total subscription

WI share

Federation share

NFWI share

1 Jan-31 March





1 April-30 June





1 July-30 Sept





1 Oct-31 Dec






New WIs starting in 2019

New WIs starting in 2019 will keep all of the subscriptions paid by their members in 2019. 

Dual Membership

Dual members will pay £20.50 to their second WI. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership, and the set fee will remain payable at any time during the year.

Pooling of Fares 2019

The NFWI Annual Meeting pooling of fares for 2019 is set at £18 per WI and £36 per federation.

New WIs formed in 2019, from January to May, before the NFWI Annual Meeting, will pay the pooling of fares contribution.