How to make a gift


You can support Clare by making a single or regular donation, and we will be happy 
to direct your gift to the project of your choice [read more about our priority projects]. 

You can:

College policy on the acceptance of donations


Tax efficient giving

For many of our donors it is possible to make tax-efficient gift to Clare, which simultaneously benefits the College and the donor by reducing the amount of tax he or she pays. For further information, please follow the links below: 

Giving from the UK 
Giving from the USA
Giving from Europe

International donors

If your country of residence doesn’t fall into one of the categories above, fear not! We are delighted to accept donations by credit card from supporters anywhere in the world.

Bank transfers

To make a donation by bank transfer, please pay to:
Barclays Bank plc 9 – 11 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA 
Sort Code:  20-17-19                
A/C No: 30033316 
A/C Name: Clare College Development  
IBAN: GB 35 BARC 2017 1930 0333 16
SWIFT: BARC GB22

Please add your name in the reference field and please email us on development@clare.cam.ac.uk to let us know that you have made a transfer, so that we can look out for your donation!

Matched gifts

Many companies around the world now operate ‘gift-matching’ schemes, where an employee’s gift(s) to charity are matched by their employer (in full or in part). To find out if your company has a ‘gift-matching’ scheme please contact your Personnel or HR department, who will also be able to provide you with the forms you need to get your gift matched. 


Saying ‘thank you'

Your donations make a big difference to Clare. We are delighted to acknowledge and thank our supporters in a range of ways.  To find out more, please visit our pages.

 

 


 College policy on the acceptance of donations

1.The College will seek the advice of the Development and Finance Committees, and ultimately the College’s Governing Body for all benefactions over £500,000, or that are likely to give rise to significant public interest.  The order in which these may be considered is as follows: Consideration by College Officers > Development Committee> Finance Committee>Governing Body

2. Charity law places certain constraints on charities, and in recommending acceptance of any benefaction consideration will be made by the College under the following headings.

    1. Are the purposes of the benefaction compatible with the purpose of the College as defined in its Statutes?
    2. Do the purposes of the benefaction fall within the College's mission and strategic plan?
    3. What additional costs or burdens, if any, would acceptance of the benefaction create for the College?
    4. Is there published evidence that the proposed benefaction arises in whole or in part from activity that: (i) evaded taxation, (ii) violated international conventions that bear on human rights, (iii) limited freedom of inquiry, or (iv) suppressed or falsified academic research?  In the case of unproven allegations of criminality against a potential donor, no account shall be taken of mere rumour, but care will be exercised in accepting any benefaction, or continuing negotiations towards a possible benefaction, where there is a risk of significant damage to the College or University's reputation.
    5. Is there evidence that the proposed benefaction, or any of its terms, will: (i) require action that is illegal, (ii) limit freedom of inquiry, (iii)suppress or falsify academic research, or (iv)  create unacceptable conflicts of interest for the College or the University of Cambridge
    6. Is there evidence that acceptance of the proposed benefaction or compliance with any of its terms will damage the College or the University of Cambridge's reputation, including deterring other benefactors?

Benefactions which are uncontroversial and which are worth less than £500,000 may not be subject to detailed scrutiny by the College’s Governing Body, but acceptance will nevertheless be considered by the Development Director against these ethical guidelines.

3.  All members of the College involved in fundraising are encouraged to consult the Development Office or Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at an early stage in their discussions with a potential benefactor. The Development Office can advise on the use of these guidelines, and consultation will also reduce the risk of unco-ordinated approaches to a single potential donor; spread familiarity with the process for accepting benefactions; and may allow an early warning of anyone unknowingly approaching a potential benefactor whose donation is not likely to be acceptable.