How to Make a Gift

There are many and easy ways you can give to Wolfson College. Whichever way you choose, you can be sure that your contribution will make a difference to the lives of current and future Wolfson students.

Gifts from the UK

A monthly gift of just £20 from 100 Wolfson members, would raise £24,000 per year (£30,000 with Gift Aid in the UK). This is enough to fund several students who would otherwise face hardship, essential travel grants, or make a major contribution to a prize or studentship.

Will you help us?

  • Single gift (online)
  • Regular gift (online)
  • Single/Regular gift UK (download a form)
  • Giving via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF): Single gifts of any amount can be made by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher or online via their website. Please make all CAF vouchers payable to ‘Wolfson College’ and send them to the Development Director. The College receives no extra tax benefit from gifts made by cheque or CAF voucher
  • Gifts of shares and securities: you can get Income Tax relief for gifts to the College of certain shares and securities. Additionally, you are not liable to Capital Gains Tax when you make gifts of shares to the College, even if the shares are worth more when you donate them than when you acquired them. Please contact the Development Director if you wish to discuss this option

If you’re a UK resident you can amplify your donation through Gift Aid.

If you pay tax both in the UK and in the USA your gift can be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both the UK and USA by giving through Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd, a registered charity in England.

Gifts from the USA

A monthly gift of just $20 from 100 Wolfson members, would raise $24,000 per year. This is enough to fund several students who would otherwise face hardship, essential travel grants, or make a major contribution to a prize or studentship.

Will you help us?

If you are resident in the USA, you can make a tax-efficient gift to Cambridge in America (CAm). When making a gift kindly suggest that the Directors of Cambridge in America exercise their discretion and allocate your gift to support Wolfson College.

If you pay tax both in the UK and in the USA your gift can be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both the UK and USA by giving through Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd, a registered charity in England.

Gifts from Canada

A monthly gift of just $20 from 100 Wolfson members, would raise $24,000 per year. This is enough to fund several students who would otherwise face hardship, essential travel grants, or make a major contribution to a prize or studentship.

Will you help us?

Canadian taxpayers can make tax-efficient gifts directly to Wolfson College by cheque, International Money Order, credit card or bank transfer. A receipt acceptable to the Canadian tax authorities will be issued by Cambridge University and forwarded to you by Wolfson College.

Gifts from Europe

A monthly gift of just €20 from 100 Wolfson members, would raise €24,000 per year. This is enough to fund several students who would otherwise face hardship, essential travel grants, or make a major contribution to a prize or studentship.

Will you help us?

Donate via Transnational Giving Europe from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.

To make a gift and claim tax relief, please contact your national foundation

Gift Aid in the UK

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a scheme whereby you can give a sum of money to the College (a registered Charity) and the College can then reclaim from HM Revenue & Customs basic-rate tax on your gift. You can make payments by cash, cheque, Direct Debit or standing order, and even in a foreign currency. You can give any amount, regularly or one-off, and, provided you have told us you are a taxpayer, the College can reclaim the tax. Please tick the relevant box when you make your gift online or complete the Gift Aid declaration below. One declaration covers as many gifts in any period as you wish to make.

Example: If you give £100 using Gift Aid your donation is worth £125 to the College.

If you pay tax at a higher rate, you can reclaim relief on the difference between the basic rate and higher rate of tax on your Self Assessment tax return form. If you do not pay sufficient Income Tax to cover the amount the College (and any other Charities you give to) can reclaim, you should not use Gift Aid.

Please download the Donation and Gift Aid Form here.

Other Ways of Giving

  • Legacies: Many people remember Wolfson in their will. You can too.
  • Networking, Mentoring and Skills: You don’t have to give money to donate to Wolfson. Your skills, mentoring, being open to networking can all be valuable.
  • Amazon EU Associates Programme: Wolfson College is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk
Hui Ben
Hui Ben and Jane Clarke

Yidi Lu Bursary

In my final year as an Architecture PhD Candidate, Wolfson College kindly offered me a Yidi Lu Bursary which has enabled me to focus on completing my thesis. I am truly humbled by the generous support of Wolfson and how the College has and continues to help the students in need. Words cannot express my sincere appreciation for its generosity and kindness.

Katrien Janin
Katrien Janin

Wolfson Vice-Chancellor’s Award

I am fascinated by bones and the information they hold about past lives. For my PhD research, I calculate the evolutionary capacity of bones with the aim to understand better how our human lineage could diverge, and why human bones difer so much from our fellow primates. I am immensely grateful to have been awarded this scholarship, as without it I would not have been able to pursue my passion and undertake research at PhD level. Thank you.

 

Katrina-Louise Moseley
Flowers and library

AHRC Scholarship

I wouldn’t be studying for my PhD without the financial support of both the AHRC and Wolfson College and my grant has been both life- and career-changing. I’m immensely grateful to Wolfson for the opportunity and further grateful for the travel grant that I was awarded to spend a week at the Mass Observation archive at Sussex University, researching over three hundred qualitative questionnaires on food and body weight collected by researchers in the early 1980s. These are not accessible via any other means and they form a key source base for my PhD thesis.

 

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