Regular Giving

Become a Friend: Make An Ongoing Difference

Becoming a Friend of Koestler Arts is one of the ways you can have a lasting impact on our work, while becoming a part of an engaged community at the centre of our activity

Regular donations of all sizes make a real difference, allowing us to plan for the future and organise long-term projects because we know we can rely on a steady stream of income and the backing of our Friends.

Thanks to the generosity of our regular supporters, together we can encourage people in prisons and other secure settings to harness the transformative power of the arts, through our annual Koestler Awards scheme, exhibitions, mentoring, employment, and family engagement projects.

Become a Friend Today

Join our growing circle of supporters!

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Your support as a Friend of Koestler Arts will help us reach and motivate more prisoners, secure patients and detainees to take part in the arts, learning the skills and gaining the confidence to lead creative, positive and productive lives.
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Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Koestler Arts to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Koestler Arts we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the “Yes” box, I agree I would like Koestler Arts to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Koestler Arts will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Donation Total: £10.00 Monthly

Regular donations help us to:

£10 a month

post newsletters with creative activity sheets and inspiring stories into prisons

£25 a month

process and handle Koestler Awards entries, including the cost of shipping, logging in and photographing artwork

£50 a month

coordinate feedback sessions throughout the year, inviting volunteers to provide handwritten messages of encouragement to hundreds of entrants

£80 a month

train and support someone with lived experience to become a tour guide at one of our exhibitions

Friends Scheme FAQ

  • Our Friends are kept in the loop throughout the year with quarterly Friends e-newsletters, which take a look at the impact of their support, show behind the scenes of our past and upcoming projects, and include notifications and invites to events run by Koestler Arts and partner organisations in the criminal justice system and discounts on our shop.

  • You can opt out of receiving Friends updates when signing up (on the donation form), or at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of our e-newsletters. We’ll continue to be in touch via email about your donation, but you won’t receive our updates or event invitations.

  • Yes, you can update or cancel your monthly donations whenever you want. Please drop us an email to so we can facilitate this.