Many other groups charge much more for a year’s membership. Why is YMUG so cheap?

All the people who run YMUG volunteer their time for free.

We are a totally not-for-profit organisation, which means that most of the funds are spent on room charges at meeting venues, internet hosting and domain fees, and so on. What little is left over each year serves as a war-fund to cover the costs of replacement projector batteries, cables, and so on. On occasions, out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed by members when engaged on group business and may be reimbursed at cost, at the discretion of the secretary or committee.

We do not pay wages, nor do we have rents and rates to pay. Hence we are pleased to offer the services and facilities of YMUG to its members at such a cheap price.