Old Coulsdon Cupcakes WI

A Girls Night Out with a Difference


Attending a meeting as a Guest

You can attend up to three of our regular meetings as a guest. The charge for attending as a guest is £5.


Non-members cannot normally attend our sub-groups or other events, but for certain events this is at the discretion of the organiser.


Join Us!

We are a large WI group, but we do have a membership cap and from time to time we have to ask ladies to join a waiting list, but please do contact us if you are considering joining us and we can let you know if you are able to join straight away. 


Single Membership


Each WI Member pays a subscription fee to cover the cost of her membership and to help with running the organisation. The subscription in April 2024 will be £48. 


Dual members (members of two WIs)


Dual members will pay an additional £23.60 in 2024 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 12 months prior to their joining the WI) pays a pro-rata subscription. This depends on when she joins, as shown below.


Date of joining in, 2024-2025:

  • 1 April to 30 June - £48.00
  • 1 July to 30 Sept - £36.00
  • 1 Oct to 31 Dec - £24.00
  • 1 Jan to 31 March 2025 - £12.00


Some of the benefits of your Women's Institute Membership:


  • Both virtual and physical events at local, federation and national level

  • Room to contribute your own ideas for speakers, activities, and events

  • Learning and self-development opportunities including accredited courses awarded by Laser Learning Awards and Denman at Home courses

  • The opportunity to meet like-minded women from different backgrounds

  • An outlet to make a difference through campaigning and getting involved in your local community

  • The chance to help influence how the organisation is run by joining your WI committee, federation board or even the National Board of Trustees

  • Eight copies of WI Life, the WI magazine delivered directly to your door

  • Access to My WI, the WI member-only website



Please note we have reached our membership cap and currently have a waiting list of more than 2 years, therefore we have taken the difficult, but necessary, decision to close the waiting list.