East Sussex Federation

Discount with Foam & Fabrics, Seaford

We have arranged for another shop to offer our members a discount – Foam and Fabrics, 21-23 Broad Street, Seaford BN25 1LS 01323 893716.  They are a small independent fabric, soft furnishings and haberdashery shop will offer our members a 10% discount when they spend £10 or over in store with their WI card.


This website is currently being updated and transferred to our national site which can be found at https://east-sussex.thewi.org.uk/

While we undergo this transfer this site will remain available, but please be aware some information may be incorrect.

It is still possible to search for a WI near you through this site or the national site.

Membership Fees 2022/23

Subscriptions 2022/2023 – These have been set at £44.00 with the breakdown as follows:  WI £21.60, Federation £10.30, NFWI £12.10.  From April 2022 new members will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join as follows:

Date of joining 2022/23 Total subscription WI share Federation share NFWI share
1 April-30 June £44.00 £21.60 £10.30 £12.10
1 July-30 Sept £33.00 £16.20 £7.73 £9.07
1 Oct-31 Dec £22.00 £10.80 £5.15 £6.05
1 Jan-31 March £11.00 £5.40 £2.58 £3.02

There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership who need to pay £21.60 at any time during the year. ESFWI will send a quarterly invoice for membership fees in the postings in April, July, October and January. If you require any further information, please contact ESFWI HQ.

Your Federation Needs You!

We are looking for Editors for our Federation WI News magazine.

 Our magazine means a lot to our members, it is a valuable communication link and a means of passing on updates on WI matters to all in the Federation.

You do not need to be a Trustee nor attend the monthly Board meetings. Do you have ideas about how to make our Federation magazine the best it can be?  Working as part of The Team your responsibilities will include collecting articles and determining the features for each issue, as well as proof-reading the magazine.  At times you will use your prowess to collate information for featured articles.

So, as a WI member can you help to make our magazine inspiring for the other 2,800 members of our family?

Do contact the Federation Joint Chairs, Dorothy or Lee, via email at HQ hq@esfwi.org.uk or telephone 01323 442592. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.


ESFWI Headquarters – Opening Hours

We are pleased to inform you that from 1 February, the office will be open and covered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays again, as restrictions on working practices through Covid come to an end.  Judy or Vicky will be here to answer your queries etc but please do call first before coming to the office. Please note that the office may close at 3.00pm on some days.

New WI in Hailsham – Hailsham Earlybirds WI

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new WI, Hailsham Earlybirds WI. They meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 10.30am at the Hailsham Club, 43 Vicarage Field, Hailsham BN27 1BG.

Please do come along and join in the fun.