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Make a gift

Whether through our world-class education, the unique experience of life at Jesus, or the impact of our research, our College changes lives. Perhaps we changed yours.

We rely on the support of generous individuals to continue our work, and to ensure that what makes Jesus College a special place to live, work, and study is preserved for future generations.

Donations are used towards the College’s core priorities, such as providing financial assistance to students, funding teaching and research, and providing quality facilities for our students and Fellows. You can read more about our fundraising priorities in our campaign brochure.

There are many ways you can support us. Every gift, large or small, helps us to strengthen our community and continue our success.

Donate today

There are four ways to make a donation from a UK bank account:

  • Make a regular gift online - either monthly, quarterly or annually
  • Make a single gift online - please email to direct your support to a specific area
  • Download and print this donation form
  • Donate via bank transfer (please notify the Development and Alumni Relations Office by email if you choose this option): 
    • Bank: Lloyds Bank, University of Cambridge, 3 Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HQ
    • Account Name: Jesus College Development
    • Account Number: 89057860
    • Sort Code: 30-64-42
    • IBAN: GB73 LOYD 3064 4289 0578 60

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Donate from overseas

If you would like to direct your support to a specific area, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office by email to let us know.

Make a Capital Gift

A capital gift is usually earmarked for a specific project, such as a building, or to endow a Fellowship, studentship or bursary in perpetuity. Capital gifts most often take the form of cash, but they may also include gifts of shares or property. Capital gifts can be pledged and paid in instalments over a period of several years.

To enquire about making a capital gift to the College, please contact the Director of Development and Alumni Relations by email to explore the what you would like your gift to achieve.

Make a Gift of Stocks and Shares

We welcome gifts of listed shares and securities. Donations of shares and investments have become one of the most tax-efficient ways of giving.

All donations of publicly quoted shares and certain other investments by individuals and companies receive income tax relief at 100% of their market value. In addition to the income tax savings, donors making gifts of shares will not attract any capital gains tax liability. For further information please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office by email.

Use Payroll Giving and Corporate Matched Giving

Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their gross pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at their top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme. Some companies will also match donations their employees make to charities.

To find out more about Payroll Giving and Matched Giving, and to determine whether your company operates these schemes, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK taxpayer, every £10 you donate is worth £12.50 to Jesus College: the difference is paid to us by HMRC (at no extra cost to you) under the Gift Aid scheme. Higher rate taxpayers can reclaim £25 on every £100 donated, while additional rate taxpayers will receive £31.25 in their annual self-assessment tax returns. This assumes a basic tax rate of 20 per cent, a higher rate of 40 per cent, and an additional rate of 45 per cent. Download and print our Gift Aid declaration form.

Leave a Legacy

Making your Will is important, and leaving a legacy is an affordable way of giving back to Jesus College. Find out how to leave your legacy at Jesus.

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