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The Development and Alumni Relations office (CUDAR) is the University's designated office equipped to deal with donations, including donations destined for individual departments. For this reason, donations should always wherever possible be directed to CUDAR. CUDAR is able to process donations made payable to:

  • The University of Cambridge
  • Individual University departments
  • The Cambridge Foundation

One-off donations

Upon receipt of the donation CUDAR will invite UK donors to complete a Gift Aid declaration form if they have not already done so, and contact the department that the donor has specified is to be the recipient of their gift. Meanwhile the funds may be put on deposit.

On-line donations

Donors also have the facility to make donations on-line using either a debit or credit card and make these gifts tax efficient. Available from the CUDAR's web site.

At this point, unless otherwise specified, the donations are for unrestricted use within the department. The on-line giving facility has been designed to allow for the introduction of donations for specific purposes. Any department, faculty or institution wishing to use this facility for a specific purpose should contact CUDAR.

Donations as part of a specific appeal

CUDAR is able to produce customised combined donation/gift aid forms to departments who are running specific appeals. Departments can then either hand these forms out at fund raising events or include them on their website for download.

Please see Appendix C for an example and contact CUDAR's Fundraising Project Manager (extension 33165) for further information.