The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund gives Charleston’s Friends and supporters the chance to help us in our task of conserving and protecting the house and collection.

As a result of the generous response to last year’s Annual Fund we were able to restore and reframe Walter Sickert’s ‘The Flower Girl’ which now hangs in the Spare Room at Charleston.

We need your help more than ever to continue the conservation work that enables Charleston to continue to inspire visitors. This year, we are looking at the collection as a whole and are asking you to sponsor a book, textile, ceramic, painting or piece of furniture. Charleston has a long history of giving, in the form of encouragement and contributions. During the early days of the house’s occupation by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, John Maynard Keynes contributed to Charleston’s housekeeping costs, thus protecting his weekend rural retreat. The acquisition and restoration of the house in the 1980s and the return of so many important works of art and pieces of furniture in the years that have followed have all been the result of the generosity of private individuals.

A donation to the Annual Fund provides unrestricted support for the work of The Charleston Trust. It will help us to safe-guard the house, garden and collection and also to make possible Charleston’s collections research, themed tours, access and education.

How you can help

You can make a donation online or by telephoning the Charleston office on 01323 811626 and speaking to Emma Knight or Megan Wright.

As a small, independent charity, Charleston receives no government funding and we rely on the ongoing support of our Friends and donors to carry out all our work. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a very real difference. Please make a donation today to help protect the collection at Charleston for future visitors to enjoy.

To become a Friend of Charleston call 01323 811626