Bishopsgate Institute receives no funding from government or funders: we rely on income generated from venue hire and our programme. With the building closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot generate income from either of those sources.
As a registered charity we invest every penny we receive into developing and delivering our programme for adults, and keeping our Grade II* listed building and library ready to re-open safely for all. We provide opportunities for people to explore their passions, develop creative projects, and expand their knowledge and skills.
Would you like to support us and our work?
Support our library and archives
Your donation will support our free library, including access to a mind-boggling array of materials and an industry-leading team of archivists. Whatever your project or research question, we’re here to help.
Contribute to the bursary programme
Your donation will enable us to offer free or discounted places on our courses for adults to those without the means to pay full price (the bursary programme). We have a small number of courses running online, and hope to add more.
Donate to restore and maintain the building
Your donation will enable us to maintain our extraordinary Grade II* listed building, now 125 years old, and keep it open and accessible to all.
Donate to help us through hard times
General donations will go towards the provision of our programme and library and the maintenance of the building. Bursary donations will be used specifically for our courses programme. Enabling us to claim GiftAid will increase the value of your donation at no cost to you.
How do you make a donation?
With our building currently closed, please use the direct donation button below. If you’d like to discuss making a donation, please email the Chief Executive via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also support our work by hiring one of our extraordinary spaces for your next meeting, away day, reception or conference. We will be taking bookings in line with government guidance. Ask our events team for up to date information; they will be happy to help.