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Donations to leeds castle

Supporting Leeds Castle…

As an independent charity, we rely on you, our visitors, guests and supporters to help us preserve this special place.

The funds raised from donations, admission tickets, our overnight guests and everyone who comes for weddings, fireworks, conferences and all our other events are vital so we can carry out all the important conservation work to maintain the Castle, grounds and collections.

If you are a regular visitor, or if you have only visited once but have fallen in love with this wonderful place, please consider a donation to Leeds Castle today so we can stay open now and for generations to come.

Even a small gift makes a difference. Thank you!

Be a gift aid visitor at no extra cost to you

Leeds Castle is a registered charity and you can support our charitable aims through Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer then, as a charity, we can claim 25% back from the Government on both your donation and entrance fee if you choose to Gift Aid it.

Tickets can be Gift Aided without including a donation as they are valid for one year from the date of purchase. We can only claim Gift Aid if you are purchasing for yourself and your family. If you are purchasing for people who are not family members, please tell a member of staff.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Amazon Smile

When you shop online with Amazon, you can register Leeds Castle as your favourite cause and for every transaction you make, they will donate a percentage of your payment to the Leeds Castle Foundation – you don’t even have to do anything!

Charities Aid Foundation

CAF is a charity, bank and champion for better giving, and for over 90 years they have been helping donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact. Their independence, expertise and reach mean that they are uniquely placed to help the Leeds Castle Foundation to do this.

Easy Fundraising

This is similar to Amazon Smile, in that a percentage of your online shop will go to our foundation. The main difference is that on this site, there are lots more retailers who are willing to make donations to great causes – and all through one sign-up. You might be shopping for train tickets, or you might be buying a new outfit – it all adds up!

The National Funding Scheme – DONATE

National Funding Scheme is a registered charity (charity no: 1149800 and SC045106) set up in March 2013 with the clear objective to enable any organisation with a charitable purpose to fundraise using digital technology. NFS has developed a national tool of mobile giving – DONATE™ – which any charitable organisation can adopt, thereby totally transforming the way the public can give to charitable causes.

Roundups

We’ve teamed-up with Roundups which is an app that lets you donate extra pennies when you shop. If something comes to £3.97, you can round up to £4 and donate the extra 3p to Leeds Castle. We know that times are tough at the moment, so appreciate every penny that our donors have to give.

How your donation helps

From direct donations to preferred causes via online shopping transactions with Amazon Smile, to becoming a Gift Aid Visitor, all donations to Leeds Castle help us maintain operations.

Funds raised through donations, admission tickets, retail, accommodation and catering are reinvested into vital and ongoing restoration projects.

Leeds Castle renovations to the Lady Baillie Bedroom
Leeds Castle renovations to the Lady Baillie Bedroom
Restoration Work at Leeds Castle in Kent
Restoration Work at Leeds Castle in Kent
Restoration Work at Lreds Castle in Kent
Restoration Work at Lreds Castle in Kent

Leeds castle charitable foundation

To care for Leeds Castle and Estate forever, for public benefit