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How to Join Us...

To join an Institute near you, in person

Contact the Federation Secretary via our contact form and she will put you in contact with your chosen Institute's Secretary.


The fee is usually made up of £26 for Headquarters plus £4 for the Federation plus the Institute charge.  Most Institutes in the Federation charge between £28 and £40 a year in total. 

Junior members aged between 8 and 16 pay only £10 to Headquarters and nil to the Federation.


The Institute membership fee is decided at the discretion of each individual Institute.

To join an Institute on line, via the SWI website


  • Simply fill in the form to join up and make payment

  • Print out your receipt, which contains your membership number

  • Take it along to your nearest or preferred Institute

  • Take a tour of a few Institutes if you like and choose the one best for you

  • Register with your preferred Institute and start to engage with all the activities


​​Complete our online membership form at The SWI website to join up!

Chosen leaflet 2019 UPDATED17-3-19 copy.

If you are unsure about which Institute is closest to you then you can try the Institute Finder at The SWI main website to help, (link below)

Before joining, why not first visit an Institute or Institutes near you for a small fee?  Again contact the Federation Secretary for more information.

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