Fellowship FAQs

Got a question about your Fellowship? You're in the right place. If you can't find the answer you're looking for please do get in touch with our team and we'll be happy to help.

If you're have questions about applying for RSA Fellowship please check our applicant FAQs.

I’ve lost my Fellowship card

Please let the Fellowship team know that you need a replacement card and we will arrange for a replacement to be sent to you as soon as possible. You can still visit RSA House in the meantime, just remember to make yourself known to reception when you arrive.

I've forgotten my MyRSA password

Request a password reset on the MyRSA sign-in page. This will generate an email with further instructions about how to change your password. 

I'm a Fellow and I don’t seem to be receiving communications from the RSA

As a Fellow, you should be receiving regular communications from us by email. Please check your spam filters to ensure our emails are not being diverted. You should also log in to My RSA to check that your personal details are up to date. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us.

I’d like to change my address and/or update my personal details 

Please log in to My RSA to update your details or send an email to the Fellowship team with your updated information.

I’d like to make a donation to the RSA

Thank you! Please see our donations page for a list of the ways in which you can donate to the RSA. Your support makes a real difference, helping people in communities across the world and enabling the RSA to deliver positive social change.


Accessibility, RSA House and Covid-19

Can I have a tour of the House?

Absolutely, simply send an email to our Fellowship Team and someone would be more than happy to give you a tour of RSA House and answer any questions you may have over a coffee in The Coffee House.

I’m disabled and/or have access requirements

If you have any access requirements, please let the RSA know. RSA House is accessible via lifts has step-free access into the House as well. Our Durham Street Auditorium is fitted with an induction loop. If you have any additional questions, do contact either the Fellowship team or the House team.

Fellow grants and connections

How can I apply for Catalyst Funding?

You can find out more about applying for Catalyst funding, including the application form, on the project support page.

Who else is a Fellow in my region?

Find out what events and projects are happening in your area, or use our Find a Fellow feature to find and connect with other Fellows in your area. 
 If you are not yet a Fellow but would like to meet with some Fellows in your area, get in touch with our regional team.

RSA Journal

Can I get hold of previous editions of the RSA Journal?

Absolutely. Send an email to the Fellowship Team and they’ll see what they can do. All previous editions can also be found online. Please note that as we work remotely through the Covid-19 pandemic this may not be possible. 

What is your publishing schedule and how many issues are published per year? 

The RSA Journal is a quarterly publication, so there are four issues per year. 

My Journal hasn’t arrived

We can usually arrange for a replacement copy of the latest Journal to be sent out to you. We are currently unable to print and post copies of the RSA Journal due to health and safety considerations. All copies of the journal are available online.

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Contact our Fellowship team

Haven't found what you're looking for? Our Fellowship team are on standby 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday to take your call on 0207 451 6939. Alternatively please email [email protected]

Payments, renewals and Gift Aid

How do I renew my Fellowship? 

The Fellowship Services team will contact you in advance of your renewal date to let you know how you can renew. You can contact the Fellowship Services team at [email protected] or by calling 0207 451 6939 if you need any help with your renewal.

Do I need to pay the registration fee if I’m rejoining 

As a former Fellow of the RSA, there’s no need to pay the registration fee of £75. This leaves an annual subscription of £198 which can also be made in monthly (£16.50) or quarterly (£49.50) instalments.   

Simply email a member of the Fellowship team at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch to reinstate your membership. All we require is for you to complete a short application form and submit your payment details and Gift Aid informationif applicable. We will then process your payment and confirm your Fellowship in 10-12 days.

I’ve submitted my payment details, but haven’t been charged? 

We will securely store your payment details and only take payment once your application to join the RSA Fellowship has been approved by the Admissions Panel. 

I’d like to pay by direct debit

Brilliant! Direct Debit is the most cost-efficient way of making payment, allowing the RSA to maximise the impact of your subscription. There is also the opportunity to pay monthly or quarterly. If you would like to make the change, please contact the Fellowship Services Team or by calling 0207 451 6939, and we will set up a Direct Debit for you. If you are not yet a Fellow, you will be given the opportunity to setup a Direct Debit when you apply.

What are your bank details?

Our bank details are as follows: 

Messrs Coutts & Co. 44 Strand, London W1G 0QS 
Sort Code: 18-00-02 
Account Number: 05309476
BIC/Swift Code: COUTGB22
IBAN GB 24COUT18000205309476 

Please quote your RSA fellowship number in the transaction reference and email [email protected] to let us know that you’ve made your payment. 

Who do I address my cheque to?

Please address your cheque to RSA No. 1 Account. Please write your Fellowship number on the reverse of the cheque, and post it to: 

Freepost THE RSA

Please do not include any other address information (e.g. our street address) on the envelope as this may cause your cheque to be delayed. 

What is Gift Aid?

Contributions to the RSA can be treated as a charitable donation, which means that the RSA can claim back Gift Aid from HMRC. Through Gift Aid, RSA can reclaim tax relief from the government of 25p on every £1 you give as a UK tax payer, at no extra cost to you.

Can I Gift Aid my Fellowship?

Of course! You will be given the option to Gift Aid your payment when you join and when you renew. Please get in touch with the Fellowship team if you have any problems. 

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

To be eligible, you must be a UK tax payer and pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the RSA and any other charities and CASCs that you donate to reclaim on your subscriptions and donations in the tax year (currently 25p for every £1).

I’ve paid but I’ve received a renewal letter or email from you

Sometimes these letters cross as we arrange for them to be sent out ten days in advance. Please contact the Fellowship team if you’re concerned that we have received your payment, and if we have, please disregard the renewal letter.

I cannot afford my Fellowship subscription

We understand that an annual payment may not be affordable for all. You can make your subscription monthly (£16.50) or quarterly (£49.50) to help spread the cost of Fellowship through a Direct Debit from a UK bank account. Please contact the Fellowship Team if you are a current Fellow and would like to change the way you pay, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment options.

Charity status

What is the charity status of the RSA and its affiliates? 

The RSA is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 212424) and in Scotland (charity number SC037784). We also have two affiliate organisations in the United States, RSA US, and Australia, RSA Oceania. Both affiliates are registered as separate entities in their respective jurisdictions.  

RSA US is a 501(c)(3) registered charity in the United States under “Fellows of the RSA in the United States” (EIN: 23-2647480). Outside of the UK, it has the largest concentration of Fellows and has onboarding ambassadors in nine key cities, including Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City, and hosts local events for US-based Fellows.  

RSA Oceania is registered charity in Australia under “RSA ANZ Limited” (ABN: 57621002257). It supports Fellows in Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia (excluding Hawaii). 

What is the RSA’s company address?  

The RSA’s and its subsidiaries’ registered address is: 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ.


Can you confirm if someone is a Fellow?

Please email your request to [email protected] and we can confirm whether someone is a Fellow. However, we are unable to provide any further personal information about our Fellows to non-Fellows. 

Current Fellows can use our Find-a-Fellow feature to search for other Fellows. 

I’ve seen someone misusing FRSA

Please send any information to [email protected] and we will pass the details on to our Governance Manager to follow up on.

RSA Certificates and Diplomas

The RSA no longer supplies certificates or diplomas due to demand for them being so low. Your Fellowship card and welcome letter serves as confirmation of your position within the RSA. 

I have a question about the history of the RSA or something in the RSA Archives

The RSA Archive preserves historical records relating to the RSA's activities and administration and makes them available for research. The archives date from the foundation of the Society in 1754 and provide a wealth of information about its history. They include minutes, correspondence, reports, drawings, prints, photographs and other printed and visual material. Find out more about the RSA archive.

Is the RSA still an examinations body?

The RSA ceased being an examinations body some time ago, but you should be able to get the information you're looking for from our successors, OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examinations). You can contact OCR through the following routes: 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01223 553 311
 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU

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 If you have any further questions which aren't answered here, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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