Welcome

The WI is an organisation for women run by women and offers the chance to take part in all sorts of activities from crafts and photography to petanque and cookery, all within a friendly atmosphere. Membership of any of our WIs opens the door to anything that your WI or the Federation has organised.

Our headquarters are in Ipswich, although lots of events are held out and about in the county. The Federation was formed in 1919 and covers the whole of East Suffolk with around 3,500 members in 114 WIs.

We are affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for women. The WI is non-sectarian and non-party political and the only qualification is to be a woman.

Have a stroll through the pages of our website and get in touch through the SEFWI office, or why not visit a WI near you to discover for yourself?