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Covid-19 Appeal

We’re taking part in Giving Tuesday 2020.

Giving Tuesday is a day of global giving when we can all support the good causes that mean so much to us. This year we are encouraging donations to our Covid-19 Appeal.

Your support this Giving Tuesday will enable us to continue to preserve our priceless collections and prepare to welcome you back to our historic site.

Donate using the button to the right of the page.


Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on Chetham’s Library. We are now asking for your urgent support.

Our role as a charity is to preserve our priceless collections and medieval buildings – and provide public access for you and future generations. We cannot do this without income.

Our public library – the oldest in the English speaking world – is usually filled with life. But it is currently closed to visitors for the first time in our 400 year history. This has had a devastating impact on our income from tours and venue hire.

Your support will allow us to continue to preserve for our historic site and priceless collections during this time of crisis, until it is safe to welcome visitors once again.

To support our Covid-19 Crisis Appeal, please donate now, or get in touch with Jess and Kayleigh in our Development team to find out more.

Email: Development@chethams.com     Tel: 0161 838 7202


Gift Aid it If you’re a UK taxpayer you could increase the value of your gift by allowing us to claim back 25p for every £1 you give, at no cost to you.

Make a Gift Aid declaration here or find out more about the scheme here.