Donating to Hertford


Ways to donate

  • Post
    Send a cheque, made payable to Hertford College, or fill in a donation form with your credit card details. You can indicate on the back of the cheque or on the donation form how you would like your gift to be used.
    Our postal address is Development Office, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW.
  • Bank transfer
    Our bank details are: sort code 20-65-26, account number 10491411. Please use the reference DON-surname to help us identify you, and let us know with an accompanying email if you would like your gift to be directed to a specific area.
  • Online
    Our online giving page is
  • Phone
    Call us on +44 (0)1865 279428 and make a donation using your credit card.
  • Company matched giving & GAYE
    If your company has a matched giving scheme, you could significantly increase the value of your gift to Hertford. You can also make a gift to Hertford from your pre-tax salary via the Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme. Your HR department should be able to help set this up. 
  • Gift of shares or assets
    It is also possible to make a gift of shares or assets to Hertford. These gifts can be transferred to the college free of Capital Gains Tax.


Tax-efficient giving

Torpids 2015

Gift Aid

Hertford College is a registered charity in the UK, which means that UK tax-payers can add Gift Aid to their donations.

All we need is a declaration from you that you are a UK taxpayer (e.g. an email saying 'I confirm I am a UK tax-payer') and your home address (as registered with HMRC) – and immediately your donation will be worth 20% more.

Reclaiming tax on your self-assessment

For higher rate tax-payers, it is also possible to reclaim the difference between the basic and higher rate of tax on your self-assessment tax return – which effectively means that your donation will cost you less.

For example: a higher rate tax payer makes a monthly donation of £100. At the end of the year s/he has given £1,200, which with Gift Aid is worth £1,500 to the college.

If s/he fills in a self-assessment tax return at the end of the year s/he can reclaim £300, which means the gift has cost £900, or £75 a month.


Giving from abroad

USA: Donors can make a gift via the university's North American Office by making a donation online or returning a US donation form.

Canada: Donors can download an international donation form to send to us. Hertford College is recognised by the Canadian Revenue Agency as part of the University of Oxford’s status as a prescribed institution under Section 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations. On receipt of your donation, we will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Canadian tax purposes.

Hong Kong: Donors can make a gift via the University of Oxford China Office using our Hong Kong donation form.

Donors from other non-UK countries can download our international donation form.



Directing your gift


Students at the 2015 Leaver's BBQ

You can direct your gift towards a particular project or one of our key areas: Student SupportTeaching & Research, College Life (including buildingsheritage, and sports & music).

Or you can make an unrestricted gift to the general giving fund, which is used to support the greatest need of the college at that particular time.

Unrestricted donations are an essential component in the smooth running of Hertford: they allow the college to plan for the future and enable the bursary to respond quickly and effectively to the financial demands of a complex organisation. We have grouped donation options into key areas because they correspond to the main financial demands of running a college - but unrestricted gifts allow the college the financial security and the flexibility to face an uncertain future ahead.