Group Support Subcommittee

This Subcommittee exists to advise on setting up new special interest Groups, finding venues, sorting out  problems and such.  It provides ongoing support for Group Leaders and advice to members running ‘learning’ events such as Short Courses and Workshops. Additionally, it may organise occasional meetings for New Members and for Group Leaders.

Group Support Subcommittee Members:
  • Ian Grant (Chair)
  • Jane Astles
  • Paul Andrews
  • Stephen Ellison
  • Alistair Gardiner
  • Jeff Roberts


  • email  (Messages are forwarded to the Chair and/or members of the Subcommittee.)
  • Call in at the weekly Horizons Meetings held on Thursday mornings in the Scout & Guide HQ.  (Members of the Group Support Subcommittee are often contactible in person there.)
  • Phone the u3a  answerphone number, referred to on the Contact Us webpage, and leave a message for Group Support. (The answerphone is usually checked  each week, but there can be delays in a response to your message.)

Further Information:


Some forms useful for Group and Short Course activities, eg Attendance Register, Accident Report, Paying-in, Expenses and Funding, can be accessed from the downloadable Forms webpage.

If you cannot download a required form, then  contact the Group Support Subcommittee for copies.

Assets & Equipment for Activities:

The u3a has equipment  for use in Group and Course meetings and other such activities, as well as  for Official Administrative purposes. Check the Assets & Equipment webpage if you have a requirement  for such equipment.

Last Updated on December 18, 2022