Telephone: +44(0)208 466 6139

Beacon is maintained and developed by a small team of u3a volunteers, with software development and maintenance by a specialist outside contractor.

If your committee would like to try the Beacon system with absolutely no commitment, we will send you a copy of the ‘Beacon Journey Pack’ please email:

The User Guide section of the Beacon Help Centre includes a comprehensive set of training documents available to help Beacon users learn more about how the Beacon System works, split up into categories corresponding to the sections in the user guide.

  • Getting Started
  • Membership
  • Groups
  • Emails & Letters
  • Finance
  • System Set-Up
  • Miscellaneous

If your u3a decides to adopt Beacon we call getting you on board the Beacon ‘Journey’

  • Beacon’s national team of supporters is made up of experienced Beacon uses who provide personal, 1-2-1 advice and assistance to u3as, both ‘journeying’ and when ’newly-live’.

  • There is a national online User Forum where members communicate with each other regardless of their UK location. It’s alive with discussion, advice, and all-things Beacon!
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Visit the Beacon Forum