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Ways to Make a Gift

King’s College was founded with a benefaction from King Henry VI (1421-1471). 20 year old Henry founded the College to advance education, religion, learning, and what we now in a later age call research. These remain our areas of central concern, and each relies on a measure of external support.

Your gift to the College provides funding for the brightest and most promising students regardless of their means to pay, supports the supervision system and an extraordinary Fellowship to deliver it, helps us to restore and maintain our remarkable buildings, and funds activities that enrich and define College life, including music, performance, art, student clubs and societies and the Library and Archives.

You can support King’s College by making a single gift or a multi-year pledge, or by leaving a legacy to the College.

Donations may take the form of a gift or pledge of cash, gifts of appreciated assets such as land, buildings or shares, or through payroll giving.

For more information on the different ways of giving and for information on giving by country, including the US, please see our Tax Efficient Giving Page, or contact the Development Office on +44 (0)1223 331313 or members@kings.cam.ac.uk.

For more information, and for all donors who wish to set up a regular Direct Debit or make a one off donation online by Credit/Debit Card, please select one of the funds below:

Boat Club Fund

Chapel Fund

Choir Fund

General College Purposes

Graduate Students Fund

Library Fund


Organ Restoration Fund 

Studentships and Bursaries Fund

Supplementary Exhibition Fund

You may also download a donation form to return by post to: The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, UK. Or you can make a donation by bank transfer, adding your name to the reference field and emailing the Development Office to confirm the details of the transfer. To make a gift of stock or other asset, please contact the College directly.

The College recognises and acknowledges every gift received regardless of size as each one is vital to ensuring the future of the College and its values, traditions and heritage.

Should you have any questions about ways to make a gift in support of the College, please contact the Development Office. We appreciate your consideration.