Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

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Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) is a Registered Charity (no. 208223). It relies on membership fees, sponsorship and charitable donations from trusts, foundations, companies and individuals for its income. The institute receives no core funding from government.

If you would like to support Chatham House or a specific project please contact the membership department on +44 (0)20 7957 5700.

There are several ways you can give:


In line with our general policy of financial transparency, donors are usually thanked and listed in our Annual Review and on our website.

Gift Aid

Increase the value of your donations for free through Gift Aid.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make a tax efficient Gift Aid donation by completing a declaration valid for this and all future donations.

Download a Gift Aid Donation form (pdf)

Gift Aid donations made by UK taxpayers allow Chatham House to reclaim £2.50 from the Inland Revenue for every £10 donated (representing 20% basic rate tax). In addition, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you may also reclaim 20% (the difference between the basic and higher rates of tax) of the total value of the gift in your Self-Assessment return. For example:

a. You donate £1,000.00
b. Chatham House gets £1,250.00
c. You reclaim 20% of b £250.00
d. Actual cost to you (a - c) £750

All you need to do is complete a Gift Aid Donation form(pdf). This will be valid for all future donations to Chatham House. You do not need to do this if you have already made a Gift Aid declaration.

Companies can also make tax-efficient donations through Gift Aid by simply deducting the amount when working out profits for corporation tax purposes. There is no need to deduct any tax from the payment and the charity does not claim back any tax on the gift. Companies no longer have to provide a Gift Aid certificate to the charity nor provide a new form of declaration.

For more information on Gift Aid, please see here.

For further details please contact Chatham House or visit the Inland Revenue website.

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