Make a Donation Online

If you would like to use your credit card to make a one-off online donation to Downing College, please use the form below (if you are already logged into the website, much of the form will auto-complete). 

To make a single gift using any other method of payment, or to set up a regular gift, please download and complete the Downing College Donation Form and return it to: The Alumni & Development Office, Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ.

If you would like to discuss making a donation to Downing College, please contact the Alumni & Development Office by email on development@dow.cam.ac.uk or telephone us on 01223 334850.

 

Covid-19 Emergency Appeal for Downing Students

Please consider a gift today to help the class of 2020 enjoy the same experience as have previous generations at Downing and to strengthen the College for the coming year.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, the College has already incurred an unforeseen and potentially devastating financial loss of over £3 million due to lost conference, summer school, residential, property and catering income. In March 2020, the College moved quickly to prioritise the safety of its students and staff and continues to follow Government guidance on social distancing. No-one could have predicted a global pandemic and the subsequent impact on all of our lives.

We are asking our alumni community to consider supporting our emergency appeal for Downing to ensure our students enjoy a positive and memorable experience, despite the on-going and necessary social distancing measures.

The Master, Senior Bursar and Senior Tutor have identified student well-being as a key priority for 2020-2021. Your gift could ensure that the experience of Freshers in 2020 and all our students will be as positive as possible within the social distancing guidelines. Provision for student well-being includes additional counselling support for those who need it, help towards IT equipment to facilitate online learning, and the creation of outdoor socialising spaces, such as covered seating areas to bring our students together in a safe way.

If you choose to make a gift, it will help the College, remote teaching and our students during these difficult times and strengthen us for the future. 

The first £100,000 of gifts to the Covid-19 Emergency Appeal will qualify for a generous uplift from the Harding Fund (see below).

 

The Harding Challenge

New donors and those who have not made a gift since 31 July 2018 will qualify for a match through the Harding Challenge if their gift is directed to student support and well-being. The Harding Challenge has now also been opened up for ALL donations to the Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, regardless of past gifts from the donor. This match will increase the impact of the gift to students in Cambridge by a factor of £4.59 for every pound donated, making each pound worth £5.59. Your gift will help Downing students directly, whilst the match will help students in greatest need, including those at Downing, through the Cambridge Bursary Scheme. 

Thank you for considering a gift to help Downing students this year.

You can select the fund you would like your gift to go to by choosing from the drop-down menu (click on the arrow to the right of the 'Designation' box).

 

 
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Refund Policy on Donations to Downing College

If you have made a donation in error, please contact the Development Office on 01223 334850 or by email to development@dow.cam.ac.uk and we will be happy to refund this for you.

Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email development@dow.cam.ac.uk  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator