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Support Our Work

Support Our Work

The Trust is only able to continue its work because of the generosity of our supporters. We do not have a large endowment to draw on so are reliant on donations to cover our outgoings. Any donation, large or small, makes a real difference to us. There are a number of ways to support our work:

Support Our Work

The Trust continues its work through the generosity of our supporters and is reliant on donations to fund its projects

  • Donations - one off can be made at any time while regular donations are extremely helpful in enabling us to set out budgets with confidence
  • Direct Debit - regular donations of this sort are extremely helpful in enabling us to set our budgets with confidence
  • Project Sponsor - get closely involved in specific areas of our work such as rebuilding historic forts and vessels, conserving and digitising historic papers and oral histories, or encouraging new research on Sarawak's history. The Director would be delighted to discuss possible projects and their cost.
  • A Bequest – leaving a gift in your Will helps us to continue our work in inspiring future generations

Gift Aid

The Trust is a not-for-profit organisation recognised in the UK as a charity by Her Majesty’s Revenue Commissioners for tax purposes. If you are a UK taxpayer the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. Inheritance Tax relief may be available for testamentary bequests, whether monetary or artefacts and other items of value relating to Sarawak.

Any donation, large or small will help us to continue to inspire and inform people about Sarawak and the Brooke era. If you have any questions about making a donation please contact us


Rajah Brooke Bust

The celebrated Victorian sculptor, Thomas Woolner, created a magnificent bust of Rajah James Brooke in 1858.  As part of our fundraising campaign for the rebuilding of the Royalist we are offering the unique chance to have a limited issue bronze replica commissioned of this bust.

In May 2013, the Trust, in association with the National Portrait Gallery and Conservation Technologies at the National Museums Liverpool, undertook the digital 3D laser scanning of the original bust. The National Portrait Gallery have granted the Trust permission to create a limited run of 10 replica busts.

Each bust will be cast in bronze, at 50% scale, and a height of 34cm, engraved on base with a unique serial number, and a sponsor-dedication plaque on the plinth.

To commission one of these very special objects please contact us and help us realise our dream for the Royalist.

Friends of the Trust

Friends of the trust

Friends of the Trust have made large contributions over the past year to the development of the Rebuilding Royalist Project, the Brooke Gallery, and the digitisation of historic papers