Finance and Fundraising

Of the £42.00 annual membership fee, around half is retained by Clifton WI and the remainder goes towards running the NFWI (National Federation of Women's Institutes) and the AFWI (the Avon Federation, our umbrella local organisation). Like most WI Branches, we supplement this income to pay for speakers etc. through raffles and sales tables at the monthly meetings, refreshment sales and occasional external fundraising events.

From time to time we raise money for other local charities. In recent years we have supported The Marmalade Trust, Home-Start Bristol, the local Blood Bikes and the Bristol MS Centre. Charities must be local, or local branches of national charities, which support local people, ideally with a particular emphasis on women and families.

So by buying refreshments every month, supporting the raffle or sales table at meetings, and making something to sell at an external fundraising event, you will be contributing to the running of our Branch, enabling us to run our varied programme of events and helping us to support local charities.