Chawton House is a UK registered charity that self-generates 100% of the funds needed to keep the house, gardens and library open and accessible to all.

Donate today to help make sure Chawton House keeps going through closure, stages a vibrant digital programme to inspire and entertain thousands of people staying at home, and re-open to welcome visitors later in 2020.

When Chawton House closed on 20th March, we decided that we were not going to just fade away. We could not lock up and go home: the collection, house and gardens still need to be maintained, bills paid and a new business plan put together so that we can survive and welcome visitors again later in 2020. As everyone stays at home, we know people need arts and culture more than ever, and are using their time to become more creative, whether indoors or out in their gardens. If we can no longer welcome visitors to Chawton House, we want to bring Chawton House to our visitors.

We need your help to do all this. We want to make all our digital content free so we can bring arts and culture to as big an audience as we can at this troubling time. However, when we closed we instantly lost 60% of our income – heartbreaking for us given we had just turned Chawton House’s finances around. You can support us by donating to the Chawton House Emergency Appeal.

Your donations will make sure that we can care for the house, gardens and collection whilst we are closed, bring joy and entertainment to people staying at home during the lockdown, and welcome visitors back to Chawton House later this year. Thank you all for your support.

UK and Rest of the World

All donors will receive a 5% discount code for the online shop (valid until 30th June 2020).

For donations made by 20th June 2020:

  • Donors of £25-£99 will receive a complimentary first new digital edition of The Female Spectator when it is published in June.
  • Donors of £100-£299 will receive a complimentary year-long subscription (3 editions) of The Female Spectator.
  • Donors of £300-£749 will receive an exclusive unframed print of a Chawton House photograph by our in-house photographer Claire Lewis, and a year-long subscription to The Female Spectator.
  • Donors of £750-£1200 will receive a specially-commissioned exclusive Chawton House jigsaw puzzle, and a year-long subscription to The Female Spectator.
  • Donors of £1200 or more will receive a special ticket to Chawton House for two people, in addition to the exclusive Chawton House print, jigsaw puzzle, and a year-long subscription to The Female Spectator.

You can donate using your debit or credit card, or by setting up a direct debit.  If you wish to GiftAid, please don’t forget to tick the box on the donation form. For any queries, please call us on  01420 541010.

Donate now – one-off card donation
Set up a regular donation by direct debit

North America

Supporters in the USA and Canada, can donate to us through North American Friends of Chawton House (NAFCH), a public 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Donations before 20th June 2020,  donors will receive the same packages as outlined on this page as a thank you for your support.

Donate to NAFCH