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International Charity Day at Fulham Palace

Charity, through volunteering and philanthropy, can help to build communities and form more inclusive and stronger societies.

Supporting charity can assist in the advancement of culture, science and the protection of cultural and natural heritage. For us at Fulham Palace, ‘charity’ means supporting our community, whether that’s through volunteering, donations or spreading the word about the site with your friends and family!

As an independent charitable trust, Fulham Palace receives no government funding, meaning we rely on other sources to generate the necessary income we need to operate. It costs almost £5,000 a day to run this special historic site and garden. Fulham Palace is able to remain a free site through the kindness of our supporters, with the income our membership provides, the generous donations made by individuals and corporate donors and grants from trusts and foundations.

This International Charity Day, we look at different ways to support Fulham Palace.

Help support a history that never stands still

Fulham Palace is not just an important part of history, but a hub for cultural and educational activities. We continue to work to protect the history of the Palace through a variety of campaigns, such as our current campaign to replace the halogen lighting in Bishop Porteus’ library with new LED lighting.

The current lighting system in the library is outdated and inefficient. LED lighting is not only energy-efficient, but also low-maintenance and long-lasting, meaning we can reduce our energy costs and minimise our environmental impact while preserving the historic character of the library and collection.

With this appeal, we hope to host more learning events, such as behind-the-scenes talks in the library, to encourage its interpretation and appreciation amongst the community.

Supporting this appeal would help make the project a reality. Your donation would be used directly towards the purchase and installation of LED lighting, and every donation counts towards our goal. By donating today, you can help us preserve our historic library for generations to come.

Become a Friend

Become a part of a dynamic community and support the Palace for just £25.00 a year!

Membership is a fantastic way to support the work of the Palace while enjoying a great range of benefits, from priority booking, exclusive events, discounts, and more!

Our members are a vital part of securing the future of Fulham Palace, and we’d love for you to join us.

Give the gift of a Fulham Palace membership

If you want to give back to your family, friends, or community, you can give someone you love access to benefits, discounts and a chance to support our cause.

Give the gift of friendship today by purchasing a gift membership!

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Become a Patron

As a Patron, you have the chance to connect with this majestic place at one of the most exciting moments in its long history. Whether it’s through supporting the ongoing restoration work of the Palace or garden, or providing a vital source of funds for a whole range of activities, you can support the core Trust programmes of conservation, engagement and access.

Develop a personal connection to Fulham Palace all while enjoying access to premium benefits, such as an invitation to private viewings of exhibitions, an invitation to the chair’s garden party and much more!

Become a volunteer

Volunteering is an incredibly important aspect of charity, and without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to achieve nearly as much as we do!

Volunteers are a vital part of every aspect of Palace life: from welcoming visitors, to playing the grand piano in our historic rooms, to tending to the garden.

We always advertise the volunteering opportunities on our volunteer page, so make sure to check it out!

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you. If you would like to hear more about supporting Fulham Palace, please contact membership and fundraising manager Amy Barker on 07900921955 or