The Yorkshire Philatelic Association (YPA) was founded in 1947 in Leeds. Initially there were ten societies, but the Association has grown over the years to its present twenty-three affiliated member societies.
The YPA aims to provide a variety of benefits for all philatelists in the area, create links between societies and form an effective bridge between philately at local and national levels.
Affiliated societies are represented by their nominated delegates. Together with the elected officers of the Association they form the Management Committee which meets twice a year to organise and run the YPA and provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest to all philatelists in the YPA area.