How to Give

Donations to the College can be made in a variety of ways: as a one-off gift or regular donation; as a gift of shares, land, buildings or possessions; or as a bequest in a will. An increasing number of our donors also donate through the Give as You Earn scheme through their place of work, and as part of company gift-matching initiatives. Find out more about each option below.

Making a One-Off Donation

Single gifts can be made by cash, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or CAF Voucher.

To make a single gift, please complete the donation form, and send it with your gift to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. Cheques should be made payable to 'King’s College Cambridge'.

If you prefer, you can make a gift online and immediately via CAF, using a variety of debit and credit cards, or a Charities Aid Foundation account.

If you wish to make a bank transfer, please use the account details below:

Account Number: 53962342
Sort Code: 20-17-68
IBAN: GB84 BARC 2017 6853 9623 42

Barclays Bank Plc
9-11 St Andrews Street

Please use your name as the reference as this will make it easier to ensure that the donation is properly accounted for. If you would like to allocate your donation to a specific fund, please email once the transfer has been made.

Making a Regular Donation

Donations can be made in monthly, quarterly or annual instalments, for a fixed or indefinite period. These donations are also covered by the Gift Aid scheme.

To set up a regular gift, please complete the donation form, and send it to The Development Office, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST. Alternatively, you can also set up a regular gift online to the College via the Charities Aid Foundation.

Gifts of Land, Buildings or Shares

Gifts of land, buildings or shares by UK tax payers, attract full relief from Capital Gains Tax and, in addition, allow the donor to claim Income Tax relief on the full value of the gift at the time the land, building or shares are transferred to the College.  

To make a gift of land, buildings or shares, please contact the Director of Development, who will be pleased to assist.  

Gifts of Possessions

Gifts of possessions e.g. works of art, are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.  

To discuss how best to make such gifts, taking account of your particular circumstances and how to maximise their value to the College, please contact the Director of Development, who will be pleased to assist.  

Payroll Giving

Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. To find out more about Payroll Giving, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.

Many companies in the UK, USA and Canada now operate gift-matching schemes. When an employee makes a charitable gift, the company matches this (in full or in part). To find out if your company operates such a scheme, and to obtain a copy of their matching gift form, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department.

International Donors

If you are making a donation from overseas you may be entitled to claim tax relief on your gifts in your home country. For more information about making donations from overseas, see this page.


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