Ways you can give

You can support us in many ways, including giving financial gifts of any size or by donating your time.

Donating Online

Donating online is quick and simple. Our Enthuse platform enables you to give in ways most convenient to you as well as allowing you to set up Direct Debit payments, which are vital in helping us to plan for the future.

Online donation form

We trust Enthuse to process our donations for us. They don’t charge us a platform fee, but they will ask you if you would like to enhance your donation to make their work possible. This is totally up to you. In order to help us process donations enthuse charges us 5% of Gift Aid (if you make a £10 donation this is £0.125 and it doesn’t come out of your gift) and the payment provider fee. This covers the processing of gifts and collecting Gift Aid on our behalf.

Because we pay a small fee to process donations, we ask that gifts over £5,000 are made directly to us via our bank. To donate in this way, please email us at castle.alumni@durham.ac.uk or telephone us on +44 (0)191 334 4104 and we'll be very happy to help you.


Give by Post

Cheques can be made payable to ‘University College Durham Trust’. Write to us at:

University College Development Office
University College
The Castle
Palace Green
Durham University

We kindly request that you include a copy of a completed donation form (PDF) alongside your gift. Please note that we are a small office and therefore it might take us longer than you might expect to process your gift.


Leave a Legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will is a meaningful way to leave a lasting impact on the College, our students and the community. Legacy gifts enable us to maintain sustainable long-term financial planning, ensuring that we are able to look after our precious heritage buildings and support our community for the years to come.


Payroll Giving

You can make a regular gift to the University College Durham Trust through your payroll. Making donations from your gross salary is the most tax-efficient method of making charitable donations. The scheme is available to those working for UK employers.

Example: Payroll gift of £20 per month

Your employer must have payroll giving in place in order for you to make a donation in this way. If they do, your payroll administrator can arrange for your gift to reach us.


Other ways of supporting the College:

You can support University College by making a donation through our dedicated Durham University page.

We value your time and expertise just as much as a financial gift, and there are a number of ways that you can support the University. You can visit our volunteer page to find out more about the current opportunities available.

If you have any questions about giving to University College, please contact us and we will be happy to help.