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As a charity, we work tirelessly to preserve The Historic Dockyard Chatham, its buildings, ships, collections and its human histories.

We rely on the generous support of our visitors and guests to help us care for the Historic Dockyard.

The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust does not receive any direct government funding. We are an independent charity and rely on the generosity of our supporters.

If you are able to support our charitable work by way of donation, please consider making a contribution using the “Donate today” button or scanning the QR code.

All donations make a huge difference, no matter how big or small.

Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue to persevere the Historic Dockyard Chatham for many years to come.

Sticky is our official platform for online and contactless donations. Sticky is a secure and simple way to donate to Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust,  making it easier than ever to show your support

How your donation will make a difference

All donations are greatly received and help us to:

The Historic Dockyard Chatham from River Medway

Our Charitable Status

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is an independent charity and steward of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The Trust’s charitable objectives are the preservation of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the most complete 18th Century dockyard in the world, and the education of the public in its historical, architectural and archaeological importance.

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is a registered charity (No. 292101) and continue generates the majority of its operating income through charitable and related trading activities.

This charity raises funds from the public but does not work with professional fundraisers or commercial participators.

Other ways to show your support

We are proud that we generate significant income from our operations and trading functions but we do require funding to enable us to manage our huge maintenance burden and maintain excellence in all the museum and learning services we provide.

There are a number of ways in which you can support us: