As an independent institution funded in part by a government grant, we increasingly rely on the generosity of individual supporters who share our devotion to the Chelsea Pensioners and their beautiful historic home. Chief amongst these supporters are members and benefactors of the Governor’s Circle, whose continued commitment to supporting Britain’s flagship veteran community we particularly value.
The aim of the Governor’s Circle is to help secure the Royal Hospital Chelsea for future veterans of the British Army, which will include those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to ensure that we are able to meet the more complex health and support needs of the next generation.
By becoming a member or benefactor, you will not only enjoy closer involvement with the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the wider military community; you will also benefit from exclusive access to our leadership and invitations to our sought after events programme.
Crucially your annual support will ensure that the Royal Hospital Chelsea remains at the pinnacle of veteran care in this country.
Single - £1,050 per annum (£87.50 per month) or £1,000 for the first year if you’re paying by Direct Debit, £83.33 per month)
Partner - £1,600 per annum (£133.33 per month) or £1,550 for the first year if you’re paying by Direct Debit (£129.16 per month)
Member Benefits include:
FOUNDER’S DAY INVITATION
Tickets to see the Chelsea Pensioners reviewed by a member of the Royal Family at the Founder’s Day parade, held annually in June in Figure Court, to commemorate the generosity and vision of our founder, King Charles II.
PRIVATE VIEW OF THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
Tickets to a champagne reception and private view of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, a celebration of the highest quality horticulture held annually in the Royal Hospital grounds.
An invitation to the annual Gala Dinner, held in Sir Christopher Wren’s historic Great Hall.
SLOANE CLUB ACCESS
Special access of The Sloane Club, a private members’ club located close to the Royal Hospital. Benefits include use of the Sloane Club spa, accommodation at special rates, use of the exclusive dining room and bar and invitations to Sloane Club members’ events.
EXCLUSIVE EVENTS PROGRAMME
Access to our bespoke annual events programme, which can include behind-the-scenes tours of other military and historic sites, lectures, drinks parties and many more opportunities to meet like-minded supporters.
AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE GOVERNOR
An annual opportunity to hear about the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s plans for the future and ask questions of our leadership.
Single – £3,000 per annum (£250 per month) or £2,850 for the first year if you’re paying by Direct Debit (£237.50 per month)
Partner - £5,000 per annum (£416.66 per month) or £4,750 for the first year if you’re paying by Direct Debit (£395.83 per month)
Benefactor Benefits include:
Benefactors enjoy all benefits offered to Governor’s Circle Members, but in addition receive:
GOVERNOR’S DINNER INVITATION
An annual invitation to the intimate and exclusive Governor’s Dinner in the State Apartments, attended by Royal Hospital Chelsea dignitaries.
Acknowledgement on our website and literature (please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous).
LUNCH IN THE GREAT HALL
A three-course lunch in our magnificent Great Hall with the Chelsea Pensioners, to welcome you to the Governor’s Circle.
For more information about becoming a Member or Benefactor, contact the Membership team on:
T: 020 7881 5516
You can download our Governor’s Circle brochure here. Alternatively, we can post you a copy if you click on the button below and complete your details.
For information on paying via CAF cheque, VAT & donations in regards to your Membership, please contact us.
Governor’s Circle Membership and Gift Aid
Please be aware the Royal Hospital Chelsea will not claim Gift Aid on your Governor’s Circle membership. If you make any additional donation over and above the membership amount we are able to claim gift aid on this if you complete the gift aid declaration in the brochure.