Giving to Queens'

Giving to Queens’ means investing in the future, encouraging bright young people from all over the world to seize life-changing opportunities:

  • Benefit from first rate tuition from research-active academics;
  • Learn to be part of a tolerant, diverse, caring and intellectually-curious society;
  • Participate in myriad activities ranging from sailing and singing to debating and drama.

Giving to Queens’ means providing these opportunities for all, irrespective of background.

Make a regular or one-off donation online

Please use our online donation form to make a secure donation by card or direct debit.

Use our printable donation form

You can provide details of your donation by filling out our printable donation form and returning it to the Alumni & Development Office by post or email. For security reasons, please do not include any card details by email.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charitable donation by 25%, allowing Queens' to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid allows Queens' to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid you must pay the equivalent amount in tax to the amount of Gift Aid any charities would reclaim on your charitable donations that tax year.
If you are a higher rate taxpayer you are entitled to reclaim the difference between basic and higher rate tax on your donation. This means that a gift of £1,000 per year to Queens' College would equal £1,250 including Gift Aid, but only cost you £750. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, please ensure you claim that margin on your own tax return. More details can be found on the Charities Aid Foundation website.
Please let us know if your gift is Gift Aid eligible at the time of making your gift.

Double your impact as a first-time donor through the Harding Challenge

It has been just over a year since David and Claudia Harding made history by donating £100 million, the biggest single private gift to the University of Cambridge. £20 million of this gift set up The Harding Challenge, part of a University-wide drive to increase funding for the Cambridge bursaries, which provide vital need-based financial support to undergraduate students. This is part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Student Support Initiative, All The Best, which aims to raise £500 million for undergraduate bursaries, postgraduate studentships and activities related to student wellbeing. Since its launch last year, this campaign has already raised £170 million.
The Harding Challenge will increase the impact of donations from towards Student Support at Queens’ by unlocking money for the Cambridge bursaries in proportion with the amount donated. Gifts must be from new donors to Collegiate Cambridge and fall under the Student Support Initiative to qualify for The Harding Challenge. At Queens’, gifts for subject funds, studentships, bursaries, prizes, travel grants, sports funds, and clubs and societies, would all be eligible. For more information about maximising your gift to Queens’, please contact Ann Cernek or Sam Davis on development@queens.cam.ac.uk.

Leave a gift in your will

Legacies are crucial to securing Queens’ future for successive generations of students.
Any gift will make a difference to student support, teaching and sustaining Queens’ community, whether you pledge 1% or 100% of your estate.
When you inform us that you are leaving a gift to Queens’ in your will, you become a member of the Arthur Armitage Society and are invited to an annual thank you event at Queens’.
More information can be found on our website.

Give from the United States

If you live in the United States, you can give to Queens' through Cambridge in America. Cambridge in America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation (recognised by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service) which funds grants that benefit Cambridge University and its member Colleges. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of Cambridge in America maintains complete discretion over allocation of gifts to Cambridge. Gifts to Cambridge in America qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by law.
Cambridge in America methods of giving
Queens' - Cambridge in America donation form

Give from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Taxpayers can give tax-efficiently to Queens’ College through The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong. The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong is registered under section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance. 5% of all donations made through The Friends will be used to fund Prince Philip Scholarships to support Hong Kong students studying at Cambridge.

For more information please contact:
The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong
PO Box 31
General Post Office
Hong Kong

Give from Europe

It is possible to give tax efficiently through Transnational Giving Europe from the following European countries:

Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.

This scheme is run by the Charities Aid Foundation and its partner organisations. It enables alumni to make a gift to the College and receive all applicable tax benefits in the country where they pay tax. To make a gift and claim tax relief please contact your national foundations and explain that you wish to make a gift to Queens'. It would also be helpful if you could contact the Development Office to ensure that we have all the necessary paperwork in order.

Give from Canada

We can provide a tax receipt from the University for donations from Canada made directly to Queens' College. Please contact the Alumni & Development Office if you would like a tax receipt for your gift from Canada.

Give through shares

For details of giving through shares or other methods, please email the Alumni & Development Office.