Making a donation

Making a donation

Elizabeth I sixpence

If you’d like to make a donation, thank you

Please give as much, or as little as you like, and don’t forget to sign your

Gift Aid Declaration (PDF, 27KB)

How to make a donation

Donate online now

(you will be transferred to our ticketing partner's secure site)

Or contact a member of the team and make a donation in person or over the phone.

There are many projects that represent Historic Royal Palaces’ key principles of Guardianship, Discovery, Showmanship and Independence which would not have been possible without support from donations.

Find out more about our projects and programmes, all of which offer unique opportunities to make a real difference to our work, by becoming involved in exciting elements of Historic Royal Palaces’ life.


Our patrons enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and opportunities. Find out more about becoming a patron.

Gift Aid made easy

The Gift Aid Scheme has been made much more user-friendly for the average donor with the abolition of the minimum donation requirement.

  • If you are a basic or higher rate UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid Scheme allows us to reclaim a further 25p on every £1 you donate to us. This really boosts our income – and doesn’t cost you a single penny extra! 
  • If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax 40 and/or 50 per cent and the basic rate of tax 20 per cent on the total 'gross' value of your donation.  This means that your donation of £1000 will be worth £1250 for Historic Royal Palaces and will mean you can claim back £250 if you pay tax at 40 per cent (£1250 × 20%) or £370.50 if you pay tax at 50 per cent (£1250 × 20%) plus (£1250 × 10%).

All you have to do to enable us to claim the tax back from the Inland Revenue is to sign the Gift Aid declaration (PDF, 27KB) and return it to Historic Royal Palaces. 

If you have any queries regarding Tax Effective Giving please contact us


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