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The University of Southampton
Alumni and supporters

Giving a gift

Your gifts support our ambitious and bright students to achieve their very best, provide the equipment and facilities required by staff to progress our vital research and provide a sustainable future for the University that means we can achieve our ambitious strategy to change the world.

Alumni and supporters like you are making a real difference by donating to a range of projects at the University. Discover our fundraising priorities below.

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Cancer Immunology Centre building

Cancer Immunology

Following on from our successful £25 million campaign to build the UK’s first Centre for Cancer Immunology, we have developed the Cancer Immunology Talent Fund to drive forward our life-saving research

Female student at laptop surrounded by classmates.

The Ignite Programme

The Ignite Programme provides talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the chance to succeed at University and achieve their ambitions.

Formula Student

Student Excellence

We are dedicated to helping ambitious students make the most of their time at university, to achieve their full potential and contribute to our mission to change the world for the better.

Special Collections

Parkes Institute

The Parkes Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. We are a unique community of scholars, archivists, librarians and students.

Conducting research

Gift of Sight

The Gift of Sight Appeal was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness.

John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery

Discover world-class contemporary art at John Hansard Gallery. An innovative education and public programme is accompanied by special community-focused projects.

Southampton giving circles

The Southampton Giving Circles

Our Giving Circles recognise the total lifetime giving of our donors and those who have chosen to leave a legacy to the University.

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Other ways to give

Gift Aid your donation

Our charitable status means that we can claim Gift Aid and make your donation go further. If you are a UK taxpayer, don't forget to tick the 'Gift Aid' box or fill in a Gift Aid form to enable us to receive £1.25 for every £1 you donate.

Find out more about our charitable status and Exempt Charity Number.

Give by post

To make a gift by post, please use a donation form. You can use this form to make a single gift or set up a regular direct debit.

Please send your completed donation form and cheque to:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Building 37, Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

We are also able to accept donations via CAF voucher, which should be sent to the same address as above. If you would prefer to make a direct transfer from your CAF account then please search for ‘University of Southampton’ as the charity name.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please email or call us on 023 8059 7239


Become a fundraiser

Community fundraising is a fun and rewarding way to give back to your University in a meaningful way.

You can choose to fundraise for the Cancer Immunology Fund, where you’ll help to fund our life-saving research, or our Ignite Programme, which helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds to excel at University.

You can run a whole variety of events and challenges; from bake sales to fun runs or hikes.

If you have any questions, please contact Direct Marketing Fundraising Officer, Zoe Chapple -

Making a gift from the USA

Donate to the University of Southampton from the USA by donating to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF). This means alumni and friends of the University living in the United States can benefit from the same tax deductions on their charitable donations as they would if they gave to a United States based university or charity.
You can donate online by credit card.

Alternatively, please complete a Donor Transmittal Form and send to BSUF with your cheque, made payable to British Schools and Universities Foundation, to: 

British Schools and Universities Foundation
575 Madison Avenue Suite 1006
New York
NY 10022-2511

BSUF will then send the funds to the University of Southampton at no charge.
Please note: Donor preferences are respected by the BSUF but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.

Even more ways to give...

If you are interested in tax-efficient ways of making a one-off or regular donation then one of the following methods might be for you.

Payroll giving is a pre-tax deduction which may reduce the amount of income tax you pay. If you'd like to find out more, please email

Gifts of shares enable you to give or sell shares to the University. This can reduce your income tax bill, and Capital Gains Tax (CGT). If you are interested in this kind of gift then we advise you speak to your financial advisor, and/or contact us (+44 (0) 23 80 597239) for more information on the benefits and how to set this up.

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