As a charity Cotesbach Educational Trust relies on the hard work of our dedicated volunteer team.

We have opportunities for people who can be a friendly face, welcoming visitors at events, house tours and open days, giving out information or letting people know about activities.

Or, if you love to bake or cook, serve teas, craft or garden or are a social media whizz you could be really helpful!

If you have teaching skills that could support our educational visits, we’d love to hear from you.

So if you like the sound of becoming part of our friendly team and would like to know more, please contact us.

Patrons Scheme

By joining our Patrons Scheme, you can play your part in helping Cotesbach Educational Trust bring this unique family archive alive for all; connecting the past to the present and inspiring the future through an extraordinary learning programme.


Becoming a CET Patron

The CET is almost entirely volunteer-led and generates income through room hire and ticketed events, however we rely on the support of individuals and organisations to ensure that the public can continue to enjoy and access the Cotesbach Estate Archive and our amazing buildings.

  • By becoming a Patron and making an annual gift, you will provide vital support for the work of the CET and will enjoy a close relationship with us.
  • We will keep you up to date with our latest news and exciting events programme, and we are delighted to credit our Patrons on our website and in our publications.
  • As a Patron, you will also have the special opportunity to host your own event or activity in our spaces. 

There are three levels of Patronage:

Silver Patron (£150 per annum or 10 monthly payments of £15)

Gold Patron (£500 per annum or 10 monthly payments of £50)

Platinum Patron (£1,000+ per annum/10 monthly payments of £100)

If you would like to be sent an application form, or to know more about becoming a Patron please contact us.