The Friends of The National Archives help fund many new projects at Kew, and it is the Friends’ fundraising that helps to preserve our archival heritage.

Our funds are currently obtained via:

  • Membership subscriptions
  • Gift Aid receipts from HMRC
  • On-line fund raising schemes, e.g. Easyfundraising
  • Legacies
  • Charitable donations from organisations and the general public

Join us as a Member

Membership subscriptions have traditionally formed the major part of the income of the Friends.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is another significant source of our income. Many taxpaying members have completed Gift Aid Declarations which have the effect of increasing the value of their subscription by up to 20%. Any UK taxpaying member who would like to help in this way can download a Gift Aid Declaration form (PDF). The form should be completed and then posted or sent as an email attachment to

Register for Easy Fundraising

The Friends of The National Archives is registered with Easy Fundraising. This organisation has agreements with over 7000 major retailers. These retailers (at no cost to the purchasers) pay a percentage of your purchase price to the Friends, if we are nominated as the charity of choice. Full details of what to do are on the EasyFundraising sheet available by downloading an Easy Fundraising sheet (Word document).

Leave a Legacy

By leaving FTNA a gift in your will, you can help ensure that our support of The National Archives is extended. There are a number of different ways to give through your will and your donation will be exempt from Inheritance Tax. For more information please download the Friends Legacy Leaflet here (PDF). This was updated in July 2021.

Make a Donation

Each year many individuals including members and Kew visitors, make named or anonymous donations. Named donations when associated with a Gift Aid Declaration, are increased by up to 20% at no cost to the taxpaying donor. It is now possible to donate to the Friends though this website by using our online payment facility via PayPal.

To make a donation now, please click on the “Donate” button below. It will take you to a PayPal page where you can select the method of payment and and enter the amount of your donation.

If you are able to complete a Gift Aid declaration, please download and complete a Gift Aid Declaration form.

Please return the form by attaching it to an email and sending to or by posting it to:

Membership Secretary
The Friends of The National Archives
c/o CEE
The National Archives
Kew, Richmond
Surrey, TW9 4DU

Gift Aid will add significantly to the funds we can raise towards the projects we fund.

Many thanks for your support.