The King's Campaign

King’s College is a place in which an education charged with creative and intellectual energy is driven by a unique physical environment. Where teaching experienced by exceptional undergraduate and graduate students is delivered by a remarkable Fellowship at the heart of a great University, and where the principles of inclusivity, diversity, equality of opportunity and independent thinking have always been a hallmark.

We are committed to providing equality of access to every student who could thrive at King’s, and supporting them to achieve to the very highest of their ability; to ensuring that the College can continue to be a world-leading environment for teaching and learning; and to protecting and enhancing our unique physical and cultural heritage.

The King’s Campaign is raising £100 million to deliver on this mission, and to ensure that what is most special about King’s is there for generations to come.

Update on the King's Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, friends and supporters we’ve now raised £85 million out of £100 million. Your gifts have enabled talented A-level students from disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their academic potential, and to come and study here. Thanks to you, more graduate scholarships are available than ever before, and our graduate students supported at times of greatest financial need.

Gifts have allowed us to expand the scope of our Research Fellowships and attract the best candidates not only in traditional fields but in new and interdisciplinary areas. You have helped us build and refurbish some brilliant buildings, and provide better facilities for our students and staff. There is still more to do, but together we’re transforming young lives and shaping the next stage in the College’s history.

We are incredibly grateful for all your support, your commitment and your trust in us. We are very nearly at our Campaign target. Please join us in taking King’s into the next chapter in its history.

Transforming lives: the impact of the King’s Campaign

The King’s Campaign is raising £100 million to shape the next stage in the College’s future, and ensure that we can encourage and support the best students from disadvantaged backgrounds, deliver more world-class teaching and research, and protect and enhance our extraordinary heritage. The impact of the Campaign can be seen in many ways across what the College does, most of all in the lives of our students.Find out more about the King’s Campaign at

Campaign Priorities

Student Access and Support Initiative // Bursaries and Hardship Support // International Students
Teaching and Research // Graduate Studentships // Welfare and Mental Health // The Alan Turing Initiative
King's College Choir // Preserving the Chapel // Restoring the Gibbs Building // Library and Archives
Our transformational project to redevelop Chetwynd Court and open out the heart of the College.

Our Case for Support

Contact Details

If you are interested in getting involved with The King's Campaign, please contact:

Lorraine Headen

Development Office
King's College
King's Parade
Cambridge CB2 1ST

Tel: (+44) (0)1223 331416
Fax: (+44) (0)1223 331347


We welcome donations of all sizes to important causes such as our access programme, graduate scholarships or our renowned Chapel and Choir.
Alumni are encouraged to stay involved with the life of the College however they can, and many generously donate their time and expertise.
Your donations have a direct impact on the College's ability to prosper as a centre of learning and research for future generations.
Legacy giving represents an easy and tax-efficient means of making a future gift to King’s - find out more here.

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