Giving to Queens'

Giving to Queens’ means investing in the future and enabling 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.

Our fundraising aims to support student bursaries, Fellowships, the general costs of delivering first class education in a historic setting, and to increase our endowment, upon which we largely depend. Please note that unless you indicate otherwise, we have to assume that your donation is for the Unrestricted Fund.

Make a gift by electronic bank transfer

You can make a donation by electronic bank transfer. Our details are below:
Account Name: Queens’ College Development Fund
Bank: National Westminster, Market Street, Cambridge
Sort Code: 60-04-23
A/c number: 54605342
BIC/Swift Code: NWBK GB 2L
IBAN: GB91 NWBK 6004 2354 6053 42

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.

Make a gift by cheque

Gifts made by cheque should be made to 'Queens' College Development Fund', and returned with a completed donation form by post to the Alumni and Development Office, Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET. 

Make a gift via the online donation form

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

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Please note that gifts made by card through the online donation form are subject to processing fees of 2.75% + 19p for Visa / Mastercard/ Maestro and 3.5% + 19p for American Express. Please consider adjusting your donation to account for these processing fees or consider another method of giving. 

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.

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.

 

 If you need to cancel your regular gift to Queens' please phone 01223761422 or email development@queens.cam.ac.uk.

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International giving

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

To make a gift and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal Tax ID 13-616-1189), a charitable organization approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). Write your check to the order of the British Schools & Universities Foundation.
You should express a preference for Queens' in your transmittal letter, not on your check. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.

If you have any questions about giving through BSUF, please contact Emma Charlesworth.

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 Hong Kong

The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong

For more information please contact: 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.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
PO Box 31
General Post Office
Hong Kong

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

There are a number of advantages, including not paying capital gains tax on shares you donate and income tax relief, to supporting Queens’ through a gift of shares.

HMRC provides useful guidance on the steps you need to follow to receive these benefits.

Queens’ asks that if you are planning a gift of less than £5,000, that you sell the shares and donate the proceeds to the College.

If you are making a gift of more than £5,000, the College’s brokers will be pleased to handle the sale.

You can make a gift through shares using this form. For further information, please contact Emma Charlesworth in the Development Office.