Support Downing

We are very lucky to have generous and dedicated alumni around the world who have always supported the students, Fellows and staff of the College with donations. Many of our buildings and facilities, and much of our funding for student support and Fellowships, would not exist without the gifts we have received from you.

Tax-Efficient Ways of Giving from the uk

Under Gift Aid, charities can recover the 20% basic-rate tax that you have already paid on your gift. Higher-rate taxpayers can personally reclaim the difference between the higher and the basic rates of tax. To get a better idea of how much Gift Aid could add to your donation to Downing College, and to see how much you could reclaim as a higher-rate taxpayer, please try the calculator here.

To make an online donation using your credit card, please click here (Visa and Mastercard payments, only).

You can also give in monthly, quarterly, or annual instalments by standing order - please click here to download a form (in pdf format).

To make donations from the UK in other ways, please see the Shares, Securities, Land and Property tab, or the Give As You Earn (GAYE) tab, or contact the Alumni & Development Office.

Making a donation from outside the UK

Our section on International Donors gives information on how to make tax-efficient gifts from outside the UK.


Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator