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Membership of the University of the Third Age is not related to a specific age but to a period in one's life (the third age) after the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility. Anyone in their third age can join the U3A, including people who are working part-time. There is no lower age limit for membership.

Membership costs £10.00 per year, part of which is paid to the National U3A organisation as a Capitation Fee. First Year Membership is reduced to £5.00, for those joining between August and December.

For members who have joined another area's U3A, the Annual Subscription due to MAU3A is reduced to £7.50.

Should you have any questions about MAU3A, please visit our "FAQ" page, should you have further questions, please contact the most approriate person using the details published on our "Contact Us" page.

In order to join Matlock Area U3A it is necessary to send a completed Application Form to the Membership Secretary. The form can be downloaded by clicking on the download button:

                                                      


Gift Aid

Like a number of other U3As throughout the country we have gained the acceptable status that allows us to be registered for Gift Aid. This enables us to claim back any tax that members may have paid on their subscriptions both now and into the future. This means, for example, that on a subscription of £10.00 we can currently reclaim £2.50 from the Inland Revenue. This has no effect on the member's subscription or on their tax; it simply allows some of the tax already paid to be transferred from the Inland Revenue to the Matlock Area U3A, thus substantially increasing our income.

Individual members may pay tax for a number of reasons, such as PAYE as an employee, income tax on earnings from self employment, savings or pension payments (both state and private), tax on investments or rentals, capital gains tax, etc. If you pay any form of tax then you are entitled to register your U3A membership subscription for Gift Aid.

If you are a UK taxpayer, therefore, it would be much appreciated if you would download a Gift Aid Form, by clicking on the download button and sending the completed form to the Membership Secretary:

                                                                                                 

Last updated on 12 May, 2017
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