Join ACWW

ACWW has four categories of Society Membership, ranging from the smallest of rural women's cooperatives up to large, national umbrella organisations. To apply for membership, please read the application guidance below carefully. You can then submit the Membership Application Form, and Central Office will contact you to discuss further details.

Applicant Societies must closely match the requirements set out below, and select the appropriate Society Category on the application form.

All applications for Society Membership must be ratified by the Board of ACWW and there may therefore be a slight delay in processing membership pending a meeting of the Board. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Central Office.


Category 1

  • A society or association of women with a minimum of 500 members OR
  • A women’s section, with a minimum of 500 members, of a rural or agricultural or horticultural organisation or society OR
  • An organisation with a minimum of 500 women members, but no separate women’s section
  • Category 1 societies must indicate, in writing, willingness to support, financially and otherwise, the work of ACWW and shall make a donation annually to the Pennies for Friendship fund
  • They shall have 5 votes at Triennial World Conference
  • Current Membership Fee £105.00


Category 2

  • A society or association of women with a minimum of 100 members OR
  • A women’s section, with a minimum of 100 members, of a rural or agricultural or horticultural organisation or society OR
  • An organisation with a minimum of 100 women members, but no separate women’s section
  • Category 2 societies must indicate, in writing, willingness to support, financially and otherwise, the work of ACWW and shall make a donation annually to the Pennies for Friendship fund
  • They shall have 2 votes at Triennial World Conference
  • Current Membership Fee £64.00


Category 3

  • An umbrella or national organisation consisting of, or coordinating activities of, independent member societies
  • Category 3 societies must indicate, in writing, willingness to support, financially and otherwise, the work of ACWW and shall make a donation annually to the Pennies for Friendship fund
  • They shall have 1 vote at Triennial World Conference
  • Current Membership Fee £53.00


Category 4

  • A group interested in the work and activities of ACWW
  • Category 4 societies shall be encouraged to make donations to the Pennies for Friendship fund
  • May attend Triennial World Conference, and Area Conferences as space allows, and may speak with permission of the Chairman but have no vote
  • Current Membership Fee £35.00


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