Application for Membership

To apply for membership to u3a in Kennet, please complete the online Application Form. If you would prefer to download and print a copy, you can download and print the pdf version of the Application Form below the online form.

Fees and Payment

The membership year is from 1st August to 31st July.  Annual Membership is £12.00 per person, plus a joining fee of £3.00. Please note: a reduced Membership fee of £6.00 (+ the £3.00 joining fee) applies for those joining after 1st March until the end of the membership year. 
Our fees includes a payment to our National Organisation, the Third Age Trust, which provides a wide range of services and benefits, including liability insurance cover for our Groups.

To pay online, please make payment of £15.00 per person (or £9.00 per person after 1st March) to the following account:

Please insert your surname and the letters NMBR (standing for “new member”) in the reference section when making payment, and confirm that you have made payment in the box on the Application Form.

1. Complete the online Application Form

    On-line Application for Membership of U3A in Kennet

    Your Details

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    **To reduce costs, we will communicate with you via email where possible.

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    NB If you would like to inform us of a disability or other issue, please let us know here.

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    Annual Membership Fees - 1st August to 31st July
    £3 joining fee + £12 annual fee, or £3 joining fee + £6 if joining after 1st March.

    This covers fees paid to our national organisation, the Third Age Trust, including liability insurance cover.

    Membership fees are payable by: (please select one)

    Bank transfer of £15.00 or £9.00 to Lloyds Bank 30-92-63 42720960. Please quote surname and 'NMBR' (standing for New Member) as a reference.Cheque for £15.00 or £9.00 to <b>U3A in Kennet</b> and post to Mr Mike Morison, Membership Secretary, U3A in Kennet, Preston House, Preston, Chippenham, SN15 4DX

    See Terms and Conditions of Membership, and Privacy Statement, below.


     Registered Charity number 1028680
    I wish to Gift Aid my annual membership fee (donation) of £12 (or £9), and any donations I make in future, or have made in the past 4 years, to u3a in Kennet.


    I wish to receive u3a National publication by post.


    All Members must:

    • abide by the principles of the U3A movement.

    • always act in the best interest of the U3A and never do anything to bring the U3A into disrepute.

    • abide by the terms and conditions of the constitution.

    • treat fellow members with respect and courtesy at all times.

    • comply with and support the decisions of the elected committee.

    • advise the committee ((ie Membership Secretary) of any change in your personal details.

    • abide by the Member Code of Conduct.


    The u3a in Kennet processes member information (including photographs) so that we can keep you informed about events, groups and activities as part of your membership. The u3a in Kennet’s lawful basis for collecting this information is legitimate interest/contract. In processing your information, the u3a in Kennet will:

    • store it securely (using the Beacon database).

    • use it to communicate with you as a u3a member.

    • share your information with group leaders for those groups you are a member of.

    • send you general information about the Third Age Trust (The Third Age Trust is the national office to which all u3as are affiliated).

    GIFT AID - registered Charity number 1028680

    Gift Aid is reclaimed by the u3a in Kennet from the tax you pay for the relevant tax year. Your address given identifies you as a current UK taxpayer. Having ticked the box and signed the form, you have declared that you are a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
    Please notify the Membership Secretary u3a in Kennet if you:

    • want to cancel your donation.

    • change your name or home address.

    • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

    If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


    The Third Age Trust is the national organisation to which all u3as are affiliated.

    By ticking the box on the front of the form, you consent to your data being shared with the company who oversees the distribution of the Trust magazines.

    As part of your membership, you will be sent the Trust’s magazine, Third Age Matters. If you no longer wish to receive it, please inform the Membership Secretary on or 01249 891093.

    I apply for membership of the U3A in Kennet and confirm that I am not in full time employment and that I will abide by the terms of membership as stated above. I confirm that I have completed the form myself. I confirm that I have sent a cheque for £15.00 (or £9), OR that I have made a payment by bank transfer.

    Returning this form:

    Once completed, please click the SEND button below.   A copy of the relevant parts of the form will be sent to you by return email for your records.

    Please note:  If there are any errors in your application, an error message is displayed at the bottom of this page (after you click send).  Please check to verify your application was complete and properly sent.

    2. Download and print the Application Form

    Download and print the PDF form, complete it in ink, and return either by post, or by scanning a copy and emailing it as an attachment.