The Women's Institute was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then, the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WI's. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities, the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide range of activities, and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Faversham Gunpowder are your local branch of the Women's Institute. Come and hear the inspirational speakers, learn a new skill, and make friends at our monthly meetings. In addition, we have a craft club, book club, outings, lunches, and much more. Our WI has something for everyone, and offers fun and friendship for women of all ages. We’re a modern, friendly WI and we’d love to see you at a meeting soon.
We meet at the Welcome Centre, St Judes, Tanners Street, Faversham on the 1st Tuesday of the month between 1pm - 3.30pm, and also on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Carmel Hall, St Judes, Tanners Street, Faversham, 7pm open for 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
There is free parking available. Please call Jane on 01795 534639 for further information, or find our Facebook page at: