Funding for the Society and the Museum:

Both the Wimbledon Society and its Museum, which has free entry, are run by volunteers and all our running costs are met by membership subscriptions, donations and occasional grants or legacies.

The Refurbishment of the Museum:

The museum was set up in 1916, last fully refurbished in 1993 and is now showing significant signs of age due to wear and tear and new expectations of how a Museum should look and feel in the 21st century.

We are therefore planning to fully refurbish the Museum itself to update the space to make it more visitor friendly, to be able to display our unique and comprehensive collections more effectively and very importantly to expand its footprint to old and young alike and to the broader Wimbledon and Merton community.

The Museum is currently closed due to the pandemic and we have decided to use this time to do the building works needed. If you would like to keep up to date with the refurbishment please click HERE

Costs and what we need to raise:

It will cost about £150,000 to design and build a new museum. Ideally we would also like to raise enough extra money for some audio visual displays, and for conservation grade cases for some of our most precious treasures, and perhaps even to insulate the ceiling.

The Wimbledon Society has provided £85,000 for the project, and a very successful fundraising event last year raised another £4,000. The Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, has generously provided £5500. We launched our first appeals to individuals in December, and so far we have raised about £30,000.

The Borough of Merton has been appraised of the Project and fully endorses the importance of the Museum to Wimbledon and the Borough of Merton as a whole especially to local schools, interns and libraries.

If you would like to support this project, then please consider making a one-off donation or set up a recurring donation using the Paypal button below. You can also donate via Cheque or Bank Transfer (see below)

Bronze, Silver and Gold donor schemes:

A donation of any size is very welcome but we have also created a rewards scheme for our larger donors.

Bronze Scheme

A donation of £1,000 would ensure that your contribution is recognised by name in the museum and you would be invited to the opening celebrations. 

Silver Scheme

A donation of £2,500 would ensure that your contribution is recognised by name in the museum, you would be invited to the opening celebrations and you will be invited to a programme of private views and curated tours.

 Gold Scheme

A donation of £5,000 would ensure that your contribution is recognised by name in the museum, you would be invited to the opening celebrations and to a programme of private views and curated tours. You will also have a display case in the museum named after you if you wish

Gift Aid:

Please note if you are a UK taxpayer, completing the Gift Aid form below means The Wimbledon Society can claim an extra 25p from the government for every £1 you give, at no cost to yourself – fill in the gift aid form here

If you would like to support our work, then please consider making a one-off donation or set up a recurring donation using the Paypal button below. Please note if you are a UK taxpayer, completing the Gift Aid form below means The Wimbledon Society can claim an extra 25p from the government for every £1 you give, at no cost to yourself – fill in the gift aid form here

Gifts to other projects:

If you would like to donate to another Wimbledon Society or Museum project or activity please contact the treasurer@wimbledonsociety.org.uk

Thank you!

You can also make a donation by:

Cheque or bank transfer

  • making a bank transfer for a single donation or by setting up a standing order to:
    The Wimbledon Society, CAF Bank, Sort code 40-52-40, Account no 00098659. Please include your surname as the reference.
  • sending a cheque made out to The Wimbledon Society to:
    The Treasurer, The Wimbledon Society, 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon, London SW19 4QN.

If you are a UK taxpayer, completing the Gift Aid form below means The Wimbledon Society can claim an extra 25p from the government for every £1 you give, at no cost to yourself fill in the gift aid form here.

A gift in your will

When you make or update your will please consider leaving a gift to The Wimbledon Society. By remembering us in your will, you’ll help us protect Wimbledon and the Museum for future generations.

Please download our legacy pledge form and guide to leaving a legacy in your will.

If you’d like to discuss leaving a gift in your will please contact treasurer@wimbledonsociety.org.uk

or write to us.

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