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Support us

Are you looking to support a charity? As an independent charity, we rely on our visitors, guests and supporters to provide the significant funds we need each year to preserve this wonderful place – and protect our future.

Philanthropy and Trusts

By making a gift and supporting a charity like Leeds Castle through philanthropy, trust funds or as a statutory donor makes a real impact on our ability to deliver as an organisation.

We have many projects and programmes where you could make a huge difference to us over the coming years.

With your charity support we can invest in new business streams and experiences to bring in more revenue, we can do more to inspire the next generation and create a more inclusive welcome, we can do more to reduce our carbon footprint and help protect Kent (and the planet) from the impact of climate change.

If you are involved with a trust or foundation or are a business starting or reviewing your corporate giving strategy, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to find out more:

Hannah Smith, Fundraising & Grants Manager.
Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17, IPL

For all other enquiries please contact:

Corporate support and sponsorship packages

We are looking for corporate partners to help us continue to deliver an unforgettable experience for our visitors throughout the year.

We already work with businesses and other organisations who provide sponsorship for our major events. In return they access a range of benefits including collaborative branding and joint marketing opportunities. This type of charity support is essential to protect the future of the castle.

Other opportunities include:

  • Brand accreditation online, onsite and in print.
  • Opportunities for joint PR and marketing activities, including social media channels.
  • Behind the scenes access to the Castle and Grounds for you and your most valued clients.
  • Access to the grounds and gardens for a press shot.
  • Opportunity for event tickets for you and your most valued clients.
  • Unique staff volunteering opportunities in our Castle and Grounds and as part of our education and community work.

Our marketing team can work with you closely to maximise your sponsorship ensuring your brand and employees get the most out of working together – including volunteering opportunities and enjoying priority access.

Contact us today to find out more about becoming a corporate supporter, including our range of sponsorship packages and support our charity today.


If Leeds Castle has held a special meaning to you through your life, please consider leaving a small gift to help us continue to play an important role at the heart of our community.

No matter what the size of your donation is, it will make a real difference and help us to cover the significant costs we face each year in conserving the Castle, grounds and collections. 

Your support will ensure this wonderful place is enjoyed by generations to come.

We always recommend that you seek professional advice from a solicitor to ensure that any gift you make meets your personal circumstances. 

If you are interested in leaving Leeds Castle Foundation a donation in your will or would like to support a specific area of work, please let us know at

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further with Gift Aid. Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you donate to the Leeds Castle Foundation, we can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you.  This means that a £10 donation is worth £12.50.

Tax Effective Giving

Are you a higher rate taxpayer? If so, did you know we can claim the basic rate of tax on your donation?

You can reclaim the difference in your tax return or choose to donate it to the Leeds Castle Foundation. All you need to do is include details of your charity gifts on your tax form.

This promise outlines the commitment made to our donors and the public by the Leeds Castle Foundation.

Our current supporters