The support of our alumni and friends is invaluable to Selwyn. For more on the impact your gift can have please click here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Donations through the post
We are happy to receive donations through the post. Please make cheques payable to 'Selwyn College' and enclose a donation form. You can set up a Direct Debit by post by printing and filling out the form and sending it in to us. Please send all donations to: Development & Alumni Relations Office, Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DQ.
Donations by Bank Transfer
The most cost efficient way for Selwyn to receive your gift is by bank transfer:
Account Number: 40814598
Sort Code: 20-17-68
Account Name: SELWYN COLLEGE BURSARS A/C
SWIFT CODE: BARC GB 22
In the reference box, write your initials and name followed by the fund you would like to support (or GENP if your gift is unrestricted).
Gift Aid and tax efficient giving
Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. The college can reclaim basic rate tax on all gifts from UK taxpayers at no extra cost to the donor, provided that the donor has paid an amount of UK income tax or capital gains tax equal to the amount reclaimed. This boosts the value of every £1 donated by 25p. Higher rate tax payers can reclaim up to 25% of their gift back through their self assesment tax forms as well; please contact the Development Office for more information.
Finally, if your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, please remember to sign this section on the donation form.
Please click here to go to our section on making gifts from overseas.
Payroll giving is a way of making a donation direct from your salary before income tax is calculated and deducted. If you are a basic rate taxpayer a monthly gift of £5 to Selwyn could cost you only £4 for example. Please contact your own payroll office to find out whether they participate in payroll giving.
Shares, securities, property
Gifts of shares, securities or other properties are a very tax-efficient way of benefitting the college. If you would like more information about giving shares please contact the Bursar. Tel: 01223 335884 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harding Challenge
For a limited time, there is an exciting, university-wide matched funding opportunity to increase the impact of donations towards any aspect of student support at Selwyn. This includes any gift towards the choir, sport at Selwyn, bursaries, hardship or travel grants and scholarships. Not all donations are eligible, but for those that are any donation you give for student support will release an additional donation to the college of £2.62 for every £1 you donate. These additional funds will be used to provide many more Selwyn students with the Cambridge Bursary, which is how we help students from less affluent backgrounds. Learn more about the Harding Challenge here. Please contact us to confirm if your donation is eligible for these generous matched funds. Email: email@example.com.
A number of companies offer matched giving schemes through which they can double or even triple charitable donations from their employees. Please check with your HR department to see if your company participates in a matched giving scheme.
Gifts in kind
Gifts in kind take many forms, from a valuable painting, to the offer of venues and hospitality for functions, providing careers advice for current students, providing introductions to trust and foundations, and offering your services as a year group representative or regional contact. Please contact us at the Development Office to discuss how gifts in kind can help the college. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.