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
- Charitable donations from organisations and the general public
Membership subscriptions traditionally have formed the major part of the income of the Friends.
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 obtain a Gift Aid Declaration form. The form should be completed and then posted or sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of The National Archives is registered with easyfundraising.org.uk. 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 clicking easy fundraising.
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 see the Friends Legacy leaflet which was updated in July 2021. A copy can be found here.
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.
If you wish 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 click on the following link Gift Aid Declaration to download and complete the form.
Please return the form by attaching it to an email and sending to email@example.com or by posting it to:Membership Secretary
The Friends of The National Archives
The National Archives
Surrey, TW9 4DU
Gift Aid will add significantly to the funds we can raise towards the projects we fund.