Make a donation

Every year we preserve, restore and share films and television footage with millions of people, including moving images that were previously thought lost forever.

Because the BFI is a charity we rely greatly on private donations, so if you would like to support any of our projects then please consider making a donation. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so in any of the following ways:

  • Call us on +00 44 (0)20 7957 4729
  • Send us a cheque by post, made payable to ‘The British Film Institute’, to: Development, BFI, 21 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1LN
  • Donate online to the BFI

Your donation can do even more good if you are a UK tax payer or US tax payer:

UK tax payer

For every £1 you give to the BFI, we will receive an extra 25p from HMRC at no extra cost to you through the Gift Aid scheme. To join the scheme and enable the BFI to make these claims, we need a completed Gift Aid declaration form to accompany your donation, if you have not already provided the BFI one in the past four years. The form can be found here:

US tax payer

You can support the BFI by giving to the American Friends of the BFI, a 501 (c) (3) charity. Your gift will be tax deductible for US income tax purposes, reducing the cost of the donation by up to 35%.

For more information, contact:

Hannah Clifford
+44 (0) 20 7815 4605

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