Contrary to public perception, the British Institute receives no funding from the UK Government.
We have been very fortunate to be able to count on the generous support of donors both institutional and individual for the maintenance of the Library and Archives and for our cultural programme.
Some of the improvements that we have been able to make in recent years as a result of the contributions received have been the installation of air conditioning in the Library, the replacement of the Library floor, a new audiovisual and lighting system and new windows and curtains.
If you would like to target your support you can choose between the following funds:
- The Library and Archive Fund
to enable us to extend our library collection, improve library facilities, restore books, scan rare and fragile material for use in digital format and maintain the archive.
- The IT and Building Fund
to improve IT facilities for students and library users and to help maintain the historic Palazzo Lanfredini which houses the Library and Archive.
- The Cultural Fund
to ensure that we are able to maintain the quality of our cultural programme and extend the range of our cultural activities.
- The Discretionary Fund
this fund is operated at the discretion of our Governing Body to provide support for specific initiatives or unforeseen needs.
- Legacies in favour of the British Institute of Florence
If you have already made a Will and would like to add a bequest to the British Institute of Florence you can use this codicil form. Please send enquiries and correspondence to email@example.com or telephone Martin Owen, the Treasurer Tel: +44 (0)7949 615388 (mobile), +44 (0)20 7158 1829 (office).
There are a number of ways of making a contribution to the British Institute of Florence Annual Fund. If you are a UK taxpayer we can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no additional cost to you. All you need to do is sign the giftaid declaration on the donation form or give us your permission over the phone.
Non UK taxpayers can still donate using the donation form.
Thank you for considering a donation to the British Institute of Florence.
Every contribution, however small, is appreciated and helps us with our work. All donations will be acknowledged.