Donating to the RHS

Donate to the RHS


Your donation will help the RHS support the development of history as a discipline. Thank you.


Under the Gift Aid Scheme, you can increase the value of your donation to the Royal Historical Society by 25% at no extra cost to you because the RHS can claim Gift Aid at the basic income tax rate. For Gift Aid your entire payment represents a donation without encumbrance for the general purposes of the RHS. To enable us to benefit from this, please complete the Gift Aid form when requested.

To Gift Aid your donation, you must be a UK taxpayer and pay at least as much Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax as will be claimed back by all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to in that tax year. For example, if you donate £40 to one charity, and £40 to a CASC, then you must be paying more Income/Capital Gains tax in that tax year than £80. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.  For more information see:

If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of giving to the Society please email the RHS’s CEO, Adam Hughes:


IMAGE: Sampler by L. Matthews, 1853, English charity school, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, public domain