Thank you for considering donating to The Matthew of Bristol Trust, a not-for-profit charity. Repairs are expensive, so we really appreciate your support!
Scroll down to find out how you can donate online or make a cash donation when you visit the ship.
To find out about other ways you can support us and get involved, please visit our Support page. Thank you!
1) To acquire, repair, fit out, maintain, enhance and preserve the replica medieval caravel known as The Matthew as a ship of historic interest, and to place the vessel on display alongside a berth, quay, dock or wharf accessible to the public;
2) To provide educational and training facilities on The Matthew while berthed or on voyages for persons of all ages and capabilities by the preservation, operation and charter of The Matthew as a seaworthy vessel
3) To advance education in:
Support The Matthew for FREE by raising money from your everyday online shopping!
When you shop at over 5,500 top stores – including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer – via Give as you Live Online, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us! You simply sign up and shop as you normally would and they will make a free donation on your behalf.
If you plan to use Amazon for your online shopping, head on over to smile.amazon.co.uk and they’ll donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to your favourite charitable organisation (hint: The Matthew!), at no cost to you – same products, same prices, same service.
The Matthew is free to visit during opening hours when it's at our Princes Wharf mooring. Our volunteer crew will happily talk to you about the ship and answer any questions you may have.
There is a collection box by the mast as you enter and leave the ship – or if you're not carrying cash, ask our volunteers about donating on your phone using our QR code. All donations are very gratefully received.
We think that over the years we’ve had coins and notes from every country in the world!