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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Historic Royal Palaces

  • Income

    £98.2M

  • Spending

    £95.1M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1068852

Contact details

Public address

  • Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU

Aims & activities

a)to manage, conserve, renovate and repair the Palaces (Hampton Court, Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House, Hillsborough Castle) to a high standard consistent with their status;& b)to help everyone to learn about the Palaces, the skills required for their conservation and the wider story of how monarchs and people together have shaped society, by all appropriate means

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£98.2M

* £63.4K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£95.1M

Assets and liabilities

  • £19.4M Own use assets
  • £13.7M Long term investments
  • £-4.9M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £37.6M Other assets
  • £16.2M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

79%
18%
3%

Charitable objects

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NATION: (A) TO MANAGE, CONSERVE, RENOVATE, REPAIR, MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THE PALACES ("THE PALACES" BEING THE TOWER OF LONDON; HAMPTON COURT PALACE; THE STATE APARTMENTS AND ORANGERY AT KENSINGTON PALACE; THE BANQUETING HOUSE, WHITEHALL; KEW PALACE WITH QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S COTTAGE; AND OTHER PALACE OR PROPERTY CONSIDERED BY THE TRUSTEES TO BE OF ROYAL ASSOCIATION AND HISTORIC AND/OR ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE AND AGREED BY US AND OUR SECRETARY OF STATE; TOGETHER WITH ANY ASSOCIATED GARDENS, LANDS, BUILDINGS AND CONTENTS OTHER THAN THE COLLECTION OF THE ROYAL ARMOURIES) TO A HIGH STANDARD CONSISTENT WITH THEIR STATUS AS BUILDINGS OF ROYAL ASSOCIATION AND HISTORIC AND/OR ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE; AND (B) TO HELP EVERYONE TO LEARN ABOUT THE PALACES, THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THEIR CONSERVATION AND THE WIDER STORY OF HOW MONARCHS AND PEOPLE TOGETHER HAVE SHAPED SOCIETY BY PROVIDING PUBLIC ACCESS, BY EXHIBITION, BY EVENTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES, BY THE PREPARATION OF RECORDS, BY RESEARCH AND BY PUBLICATION AND BY SUCH OTHER MEANS AS ARE APPROPRIATE.

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER SEALED ON 6/3/98, AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 10/10/06, 13/10/10 AND 11/2/14

Area of benefit

The United Kingdom

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 11 Trustees
  • 1,004 Employees
  • 367 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Jane Kennedy None on record
General The Lord Houghton Gcb Cbe Dl None on record
Carole Lesley Souter The Horniman Public Museum And Public Park Trust Up-to-date
Professor Michael David Wood None on record
Bruce Carnegie-Brown Chartered Management Institute Up-to-date
Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Up-to-date
Sir Michael John Stevens Kcvo Fca Duchy Of Lancaster Benevolent Fund Up-to-date
King Edward Vii's Hospital Sister Agnes Up-to-date
Military Knights Of Windsor Charity Up-to-date
The Duchy Of Lancaster Jubilee Trust Up-to-date
The Military Knights Of Windsor Widows, Orphans And Supernumary Knights Benevolent Fund Up-to-date
The Royal Collection Trust Up-to-date
Rupert Alexander Gavin (Chair) None on record
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi None on record
Ajay Chowdhury None on record
Susan Jane Wilkinson None on record
Timothy Aidan John Knox None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • City Of London
  • City Of Westminster
  • Kensington And Chelsea
  • Kingston Upon Thames
  • Northern Ireland
  • Richmond Upon Thames
  • Surrey
  • Tower Hamlets