Payment instructions

We are very pleased to accept payment for our courses, events and membership subscriptions in a variety of methods, to suit the varying needs of our members.

If you are able to pay online, that’s our preferred method because it helps us to keep our costs low, but read on for all your options.

As a non-profit group, and in order to minimise our costs, we really appreciate being paid online via Paypal.  Note that it isn’t essential to have a Paypal account to use this payment method, you can charge to a debit card or credit card. Paying online is not only easier for us to administer, but your booking/transaction will also be confirmed immediately

If you cannot pay online then we also accept “offline” payments either by cheque or bank transfer directly into the SFTG Lloyds bank account or contact the treasurer and pay by card over the phone or via an invoice.

Please note that if you pay offline for a course, the confirmation process is slower and may result in your booking not being accepted should the course become full during the administration process.
If you are a member, remember to log in to the website with your SFTG username and password in order to get the discounted course fee rate.
To reserve places at an organised event in the calendar, select the quantity and type of tickets you want.

Then, to confirm your booking, for online payment press the “Buy Now” button or for offline payment the white “pay by cheque/bank transfer” button.

Online Payment
The PayPal process allows payments from your credit/debit card or, should you have one, from an existing PayPal account. More information is available at

Offline Payment for Courses – Cheque
Please make cheques out to SFTG and post to:

Jenny Cloke GTO, The Oast Farmhouse, North Street, Hellingly, Hailsham BN27 4EB

Offline Payment by BACS
The SFTG account to pay into is:

Bank: Lloyds
Name of Account:  SFTG
Sort Code: 30-90-89
Account Number: 36296468
Reference: [either CourseDate eg “21-06-20” or  “Subs”]_[yourInitials]

When you have made a bank transfer to pay for course tickets please email the Group Training Officer ( quoting the reference that you used, so that we can identify your payment.

Cheque/bank transfer payments: after you have paid
Your course booking reservation is made immediately but will show “Awaiting Payment” until the cheque/bank transfer has been received and entered by the GTO. Once your cheque/bank transfer is received, the GTO will send you a return message confirming your booking.

logged-in members can click here to view and manage their future and historical bookings and their membership renewal payments.

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