HELP AND SUPPORT

Membership fees post-crisis

There has been discussion recently about how U3As manage membership subscriptions during and after the present emergency. All U3As have had their activities curtailed. Visits and holidays are out of the question. Most groups are unable to operate normally, or at all.

Some U3As have found that they are spending less money than usual and are thinking about how they might ensure that their members receive good value from their subscription payments. Ideas that have been suggested include extending the membership year for a few months or allowing existing members to renew at a reduced rate.

It's not the place of this site to tell U3As what to do about membership fees. Each U3A should check its constitution before making any decision and seek advice directly from the Third Age Trust if necessary. If you are thinking of changing your membership year or rates then some of the implications are discussed in the knowledge base on the new Beacon Help Centre.