On Demand Exercise & Wellness Classes

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Join Sarah-Jane Stephens for one of our weekly exercise classes or join Simon Gregor for one of our monthly guided meditation sessions. Sarah-Jane is a Pilates & Yoga teacher with over 12 years experience. Her classes are diverse, offering a variety of challenges and adaptations, ensuring a unique experience every time for all abilities. Simon […]

ACIE (Association of Charity Independent Examiners)

Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) was founded in 1999 with the aims of: providing advice, support, and training to any person who is – or is considering – undertaking independent examinations of small charities’ annual accounts; promoting and maintaining high standards of practice and professional conduct by members acting as independent examiners; and providing […]

AOC (Association of Chairs)

AOC are an independent association of Chairs of social purpose and not-for-profit organisations formed in order to help Chairs with their unique task: leading the board in delivering the organisation’s aims. Who we are We are forward thinking and aim to deliver value to our members by providing information, commissioning research, peer support, networking and […]

Code First Girls

Code First Girls has become one of the largest providers of free coding courses for women globally, having delivered over £75 million worth of free technology education and teaching three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system! They’re on a mission to close the gender gap in the tech […]

DSC (Directory of Social Change)

DSC has been helping make charities stronger for over 45 years. Put simply, we provide online training courses and conferences, publications, online funding databases, research, and lots of free resources on our website such as top tips and best-practice articles. If you work for a charity we aim to support you in everything you do. […]

Getting On Board

Getting on Board: Changing the face of trusteeship Getting on Board exists to make charity trusteeship more accessible, effective and inclusive by raising awareness of trusteeship, particularly within under-represented communities, and by helping trustees to have impact. Our training for and about trustees is introductory and covers a broad range of topics of interest to aspiring […]

ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)


Founded in 1880, ICAEW has a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders globally. And, as a world-leading improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor around 11,500 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.  We […]

Nicola Lighterness

Nicola Lighterness

Nicola is a social media manager and consultant, working for creative agency Blue Serif for the past 8 years. Nicola has worked with a variety of brands in the B2B, B2C and charity sectors, helping them to improve and elevate their social media. As well as day-to-day management of brands’ channels she also runs social […]

July 2024 – Featured Crafts by Kirstie Phipps

Rope Coasters

Hello July! This month Kirstie has provided some fantastic projects for you to try at home; Rope Coasters and Lino Printed Napkins. Rope Coasters Skill level: Beginner You will need: Cork sheet – 25mm thick and 11cm diameter (per coaster) Rope – 8mm x 140cm (approx. per coaster) Glue gun and glue Compass and pencil […]

July 2024 – Featured Crafts by Gillian Cain

Hello July! By now we should be fully into Summer but if not I think the projects for July will bring a little sunshine into your life.  It was lovely to get back to jewellery making again after a long break especially as I kept some for myself to update older Summer outfits.  They use […]

Women + Sport = Every Voice Counts

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Please Complete Our Survey As part of the NFWI continued collaboration with England Rugby to enhance the community engagement strand of the Rugby World Cup Impact25 Programme, we are conducting a survey to gather valuable insights from WI members. Our goal is to encourage women who have not yet visited or engaged with their local rugby […]

July 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Hello July! How are you all? I hope you are all very well and have been enjoying the lovely sunny weather? Did you enjoy last month’s recipes and love making them too? I hope you did. This month I have made 3 recipes that are 3 of my wonderful mum’s favourites and they are also […]

Policies & Documents

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion The WI was founded on democratic ideals over 100 years ago and this commitment to equality is still central to our ethos today. The WI is an inclusive, supportive and progressive organisation for all women with a diverse membership of around 180,000 members. The WI is open to all women. It […]

WI Shop

At the Learning Hub, we’re all for making life just that little bit easier, that’s why we’re proud to support the work of WI Enterprises (formed to help finance the Women’s Institute aims and objectives through various commercial activities) and the official WI Shop; jumpers, jewellery, bags, yarn, aprons, and books, we’ve got something for […]


These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with by The Devilled Egg Cookery School which anyone can join. Chicken Jointing Course Description Our ethos here is all about transferable skills, knowledge and techniques – why take the trouble to learn just one recipe when, with a little extra effort, you […]

Sheila May Green

Hello I’m Sheila May and I started sewing as far back as I can remember.  I used to make outfits for my dolls from my brothers’ socks.  Socks were the only fabric I could find that had stretch in it and I remember making polo neck jumpers and tights, all hand stitched.  My mum could […]

June 2024 – Featured Crafts by Kirstie Phipps

Hello June! This month Kirstie has provided some fantastic projects for you to try at home; Decopatch Plant Pots & Beaded Wind Chimes to glam up your gardens for the summer! Decopatch Plant Pots Skill level: Beginner You will need: Terracotta plant pot (the one we have used has a 13cm diameter) White acrylic paint […]

June 2024 – Featured Crafts by Gillian Cain

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The June craft projects are all based around Garden Wildlife Week but incorporate a little of the Summer solstice, National Upcycling Day and World Environment Day.  Really they are all just nature themed in time for the warmer drier weather to enjoy as extra ornamentation in the garden.  I love seeing the bird feeding station […]

June 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Linguine pasta in a blue bowl

Hello June! I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunny weather? I hope you enjoyed making last month’s recipes and loved them too. This month my recipes are very summery indeed. I have gone all out summer and loved making all of these recipes. We made all 3 recipes for dinner in […]

Introduction to Impact 25 Women’s Rugby World Cup for The WI Learning Hub

WI Members playing Rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England. Its purpose is to encourage rugby, and its values, to flourish across England. To find out more please click the link: https://www.englandrugby.com Rugby World Cup 2025 provides a once in a generation opportunity to accelerate the growth of the game for women and girls and achieve the RFU’s […]

FSA Support for setting up a food business

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A food hygiene inspection is your opportunity to show that you and your food business comply with food law.  Your local authority carries out these inspections, and they will issue you with a food hygiene rating from 0-5 after checking that:    Food is handled safely. Equipment, facilities and the building are clean and in […]

Kirstie Phipps

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Kirstie is an avid crafter and previously worked at the NFWI as the Craft Committee Secretary.She loves to learn new crafts and techniques, often attending workshops, classes and crafty events. Kirstie also loves to travel and takes the opportunity to learn local crafts and visit local craft shops whilst visiting new countries.Her favourite crafts are making […]

Message from the Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week happens every year, and it’s the biggest opportunity for the whole of the UK to come together to focus on getting good mental health. The week aims to tackle stigma and help people understand and prioritise their and others’ mental health. We started Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, and as […]

May 2024 – Featured Crafts by Kirstie Phipps

Pen Holder and Marbled Journal

Hello May! This month Kirstie has provided some fantastic projects for you to try at home; A marbled journal cover and handy pen holder… Marbeled Journal Skill level: Beginner   You will need: 200ml can of shaving foam (not gel) A3 Paper A5 notebook Food colourings Plastic tray/shallow plastic box Paper straw Newspaper/table cover Scissors […]

May 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Hello May! I hope you are all very well and had a lovely April and a wonderful Easter. I hope you enjoyed last month’s recipes too and had lots of fun making them. Did you like the maple syrup granola? Isn’t it delicious? Did you know that the 21st of May is national strawberries and […]

May 2024 – Featured Crafts by Gillian Cain

hedgehog hotel

May has Mental Health Awareness Week and also Hedgehog Awareness Week happening during the month.  All the May makes are hedgehog related and I don’t apologise for this as I just love these cute little critters as I know many others do.  As hedgehogs should have now come out of hibernation and finished nesting it […]

Me, Myself & WI Week

The WI has an outstanding reputation for supporting members’ during times of change and uncertainty; the positive, motivational, and inspirational ways in which members support one-another, both within their WIs and with fellow members across the country is inspiring and empowering.  In recognition and support of this, the WI Learning Hub is proud to offer members access to the Me, Myself & WI programme between […]

Felicia Jones

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Felicia is a Nutritionist (BSc) and a Stress Management Trainer (Dip) and the founder of Stress Less Living. In addition to working in private healthcare, Felicia has also worked in public health and the social sector for over 15 years. Her work encompasses adult and obstetrics weight management, working with older adults at risk of […]

Dr Ruth Stalker-Firth

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Hello, my name is Ruth, I write about technology and storytelling as, for me, they are inextricably linked to understanding ourselves and the world around us. I’m fascinated by how people use technology, and vice-versa. Having worked as a web designer and written software applications for bridge monitoring, engineering plants, exhibition centres and architectural firms, I firmly believe […]

FSA Spring Clean Campaign

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This campaign is being launched to provide general advice on food safety and hygiene in the home and act as reminder to regularly clean out cupboards or fridges and check use-by and best before dates on items. Best before and use by dates | Food Standards Agency It’s time to spring clean those kitchen cupboards […]

WI Adviser Training

Book your space onto the WI Adviser Training to receive access. Please note this training is for existing WI Advisers and new WI Advisers. Upon completion, we recommend completing this training every 2 years to ensure you are up to date with all existing and new policies and guidance, which are reviewed frequently by NFWI. […]

April 2024 – Featured Crafts with Kirstie Phipps

Colourful Flowers embroidered onto a T Shirt

Hello April! This month Kirstie has provided some fantastic projects to welcome the spring! Embroidered T-Shirt Skill level: Beginner You will need: Cotton t-shirt (pressed) Embroidery threads Needle Scissors Dissolvable/magic paper for embroidery Iron-on ‘cover-a-stitch’/stabiliser Iron Pencil Bowl of water Tips and ideas Use small stitches where possible. You may want to place the t-shirt […]

April 2024 – Featured Recipes by Lucie Wilson

Biscuit, Marshmallow and Chocolate Mini Egg Bars

Happy Easter and hello April! I hope you are all very well and had a lovely March and a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoyed last month’s recipes too and had lots of fun making them. Did you like the risotto? It is one of my family’s favourites. This month my recipes are obviously […]

Federation Secretary and Trustee Resources

On this page you will find some useful documents to help in your role as Federation Secretary or Federation Trustee. If you have any specific queries please contact NFWI Board Secretary on boardsecretary@nfwi.org.uk  Resources Code of Conduct Please click the below link to download the Federation Trustee Code of Conduct Click here to download Federation […]

Open Learn – Language Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Languages : Getting Started with Chinese with Open Learn Course Description Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese? Are you fascinated by the sound, the script and its ancient civilisation? If […]

Open Learn – Leadership & Teamwork Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Leadership : Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations with Open Learn Course Description This course, Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations, will help you to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference.  The […]

Open Learn – Mental Health & Neurodiversity Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Mental Health : Exercise & Mental Health with Open Learn Course Description Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative side […]

Open Learn – Writing Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Writing : Essay & Report Writing Skills with Open Learn Course Description Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment […]

Open Learn – Finance & Money Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Finances : Fundamentals of Accounting with Open Learn Course Description This course will introduce you to the essential concepts and skills of bookkeeping and accounting. This course is 8 hours in duration, recommended to be broken […]

Open Learn – Maths & Numeracy Courses

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These courses are an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge with Open Learn which anyone can join. Study Maths : Introduction to Algebra with Open Learn Course Description This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding, simplifying […]

FSA Vegan Campaign

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The latest FSA (Food Standards Agency) campaign aims to explain the difference between a free-from label vs a plant based and vegan label, highlighting that vegan food may not be safe to eat for people with allergies to milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. Vegan food and allergens | Food Standards Agency https://youtu.be/8NUYRA6XDQY Vegan food and […]

Learn My Way – Technology Skills

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These are access anytime e-learning resources provided free of charge in association with digital skills platform Learn My Way. Managing Your Money Online in Association with Learn My Way Course Description This e-learning module is accessible anytime, covering how to manage your money online   In this course you will complete modules on the following […]

Trustee Focused Courses

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These courses are provided by Getting On Board and Birketts Law Firm to equip trustees with more skills and ideas to help them with fulfilling this important role. Getting on Board Courses NFWI are delighted to offer you Highlights from the Festival of Trusteeship in Association with Getting On Board. This collection of recorded videos are […]