About Us

The Women's Institute was originally founded in 1915 with 2 clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

Since then our aims have broadened and we are now the largest women's organisation in the UK. In 2015, we celebrated our 100th anniversaryand currently have 220,000 members in almost 7,000 WIs.

The WI is as relevant today as it was when it was launched in 1915, and its just as radical!  

The WI is here to enable women like you to make a difference to the life you lead, to the community you are part of and to the world you live in.

We can help you to expand your horizons and make new friends, take up new interests, learn new crafts and develop new skills.

We offer all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women. The WI is a diverse and multi-faceted organisation. It's concerns range from climate change to cooking, from crafts to community projects  and from traditional values to new friendships. 

Finningley Women's Institute meets at 7.15 pm on 3rd Thursday of each month at the Finningley Village Hall on Old Bawtry Road.