Saltash University of the 3rd Age (U3A) is an Unincorporated Association comprising people who regularly gather together to share their experiences, knowledge, philosophies, values and ideas. They learn from each other. It is a learning forum for the growth of the human spirit, the development of friendships and the exploration of ideas to enrich the quality of life in the Third Age and can be a great help in combating loneliness.
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
Membership of a U3A is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.
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Third Age Trust
The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for U3As in the UK. It is both a limited company and a registered charity. It underpins the work of local U3As by providing educational and administrative support to their management committees and to individual members and assists in the development of new U3As across the UK. The Third Age Trust is funded mainly by annual subscriptions paid by member U3As with the occasional grant for specific projects.
Every U3A is an independently managed charitable association with its own constitution. Membership of The Third Age Trust is a requirement in order to use the U3A name and logo, both of which are protected but once registered, providing the aims and guiding principles of the organisation are adhered to, local U3As are self-governing.
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