As a registered charity (no.1026921), we rely on outside support to continue our work. We receive no local authority funding and cannot operate without generous donors enabling us to preserve and promote our collections and historic environment.
There are many ways to get involved with Chawton House Library, by shopping via our online partners, volunteering, becoming a Friend or Member, subscribing, donating, supporting a project, leaving a legacy, or making a gift or loan.
In the words of Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey, ‘…after all that romancers may say, there is no doing without money.’
It is as simple as that. Project work is vital to the continuing expansion of our education programmes, but we also need vital unrestricted donations to go towards the day-to-day running of the organisation. You can help us with that, either by becoming a donor, or by remembering us in your will.
An historic estate and its collections form a living organism, one which can weaken and ail without the proper management. It isn’t quite like sponsoring a tiger or saving the whale… but our history and heritage is still in danger of being lost. Chawton House Library does everything possible to ensure it is saved for future generations to learn from and appreciate.
Voices from the past permeate Chawton House Library. Will you help us ensure that they are not forgotten?
We simply cannot carry on without your support.
via PayPal or Visa, or visit our partner site at Virgin Money Giving to learn about supporting us through a monthly gift and supporting projects. Please spend a couple of minutes learning about what we’re doing. We adhere to the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice and the Donor Bill of Rights.
You can help us at no cost to you:
You can also support us at no cost to you simply by shopping via these links:
You can also help Chawton House Library by supporting our events and spreading the word. This can be achieved by attending yourself, or bringing a friend or a party; by sponsoring the event or elements of it; by donating an auction or raffle prize; or by taking an advertisement in the programme or menu.