Widen your horizons and get more out of life – Join the WI!

Whether you live in a town or a rural area, the Women’s Institute has something to offer you.

WI members are everyday women of all ages and backgrounds involved in extraordinary activities from local campaigns to national issues. The WI gives women like you an opportunity to change the world around you.

The diversity of the WI means that serious issues such as climate change are tackled alongside craft and cooking, sport and drama beside community projects.

Would you like to learn or develop new skills? The WI will enable you to do that – you choose the way that suits your circumstances, either at home, in your village hall, or at Federation House.

The WI is not a single-issue organisation; through the years it has helped thousands of women turn their concerns into campaigns and their hobbies into much more. Should you wish to join an institute, or to find out more, please contact Federation Headquarters (click here for contacts page) and the staff will contact the Institute that you are interested in.

To find out which Institutes are nearest to you click here.

New members are particularly welcome, so if you live in Northern Ireland and would like to visit one of our meetings (without any obligation to join) feel free to attend one of our evenings before making a decision. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. 

You can also visit the ‘Downloads’ section of our website for more information and to view the joining form!

*Please complete the joining form and return to:

General Secretary

Federation of Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road


BT10 0LL