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Our fundraising activities

By supporting the College you will be part of a broad philanthropic community helping to deliver an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

Widening Opportunity Programme

Prince Albert Scholarship Programme

The Prince Albert Scholarship programme offers the life-changing opportunity that a Wellington education provides to many more young people with talent and ambition who simply cannot afford the fees.
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OW Giving Circle

The Kingsleys Society

The Kingsleys Society is our OW giving club. We hope that all OWs continue a long-standing tradition of giving something back to Wellington, and will feel a sense of pride to do so and be part of something very important.
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Legacy Giving

The Waterloo Society

The Waterloo Society is for anyone who has pledged to leave a gift in their will. Gifts to the College are an important element of our fundraising programme and help to fund our scholarship programme as well as preserving our wonderful buildings and grounds.
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2021 Telephone Campaign raised £115K!

Over Easter we ran a telephone campaign which involved young OWs getting in touch with older OWs and parents, to raise awareness and funds for our Prince Albert scholarship programme. I’m sure all of you who received a call will agree that our young callers did a fantastic job. As you can see from the comments below, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a lot.

The campaign has made me feel even more connected to Wellington than I already did.
Aaron Jiminez
(Bd 2020)
I also learnt how grateful I am for my education and how much it really means to be able to give that education to someone else.
Angela Hargreaves
(Hn 2020)
I really enjoyed raising money for such a fantastic programme.
Jack Carling
(M 2019)
So many OWs were very open about their life experiences, which made the Telefon even more gratifying.
Tara Sallaba
(A 2018)
I loved hearing about the different experiences OW's had at Wellington and the numerous career and life advice they shared.
Umit Abdulkasim
(Hg 2017)
I have never spoken to so many fascinating people in such a short span of time.
Jonty Davies
(Hg 2019)
I learnt a lot about how Wellington has changed over the decades.
Will Smith
(S 2020)
I really enjoyed speaking to OW's about their jobs and hearing about how they progressed from Wellington. There was such a wide range of professions and career paths which made every conversation different. 
Georgia Basham
(A 2019)
Even though the scholarship is a small step in the right direction it has made me want to do even more to further equal access to education and other areas of life.
Lola Oates
(Hn 2019)
I would encourage anyone who, like me before the campaign, knows the programme just at surface level to read up about it and gain that deeper understanding that I do now because it really is wonderful.
Ella Redfern
(C 2020)
By being a caller in the campaign I enjoyed speaking to a range of people with different career and life paths since leaving Wellington
Ben Webber
(Bl 2018)

GIVING THROUGH YOUR PAY OR PENSION

You can give money to charity directly from your pay, a company pension or a personal pension using the Payroll Giving scheme. This is cost-effective for donors because the donation is given before any tax is deducted. You can give to as many charities as you want under the Payroll Giving scheme, and cancel agreements at any time, if required.

COMPANY MATCHING GIFT SCHEMES FOR PAYROLL GIVING

Many companies will match an individual employee’s gift to a charity. If your company offers this scheme to enable employees to support the College, please inform the Community Office.

GIFTS OF SHARES, EQUITIES AND SECURITIES

By gifting shares or securities to Wellington College, you can make substantial savings in both capital gains tax and income tax, as donations of shares receive income tax relief of 100% of their market value.

GIVING VIA CAF OR CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS

Wellington College is always grateful for any donations given via CAF or other charitable foundations. Please make CAF cheques payable to Wellington College. Our charity number is 309093.

GIFTS FROM OVERSEAS

If you are resident in the US, Wellington accepts gifts through the BSUF and CAF America in order to maximise the tax benefit to our US donors. If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Office: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


TAX-EFFICIENT GIVING

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer, giving to Wellington College with Gift Aid enables us to increase the value of your gift by up to 25%, at no additional cost to you. To make a Gift Aid donation, you must pay at least as much Income Tax and / or Capital Gains Tax as the amount of tax reclaimed by College. This is currently 25 pence for every pound donated. Higher-rate tax payers who make a donation through Gift Aid can claim some tax back.

Higher Rate Tax Payers and Gift Aid

Donors paying higher rate tax can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax (40 and/or 45 %) and the basic 20 % rate of tax on the total gross value of the donation. You can make this claim on your Self Assessment tax return by completing the section on Gift Aid payments. Otherwise, details can be given on form P810 Tax Review.

The tables here show how Gift Aid can greatly increase the total donation that the School receives. They also show how tax relief can reduce the net cost of the donation to you. For example, if as a 45% rate tax-payer you donate £10,000, the School receives £12,500 thanks to the 25% Gift Aid amount. The tax relief you receive reduces the donation ‘cost’ from £10,000 to £6,875.


For further information on giving to Wellington College please contact us on +44 (0)1344 444023 or community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

RECOGNISING YOUR SUPPORT

Anyone that kindly donates to the Widening Opportunity Programme, Leavers’ Scholarship Fund or Heritage Projects will automatically become a member of one of our philanthropy groups. All donors will have their names engraved on special boards and will be invited to the Master’s annual summer drinks reception.

Friends Gift level up to £5,000
Patrons Gift level £5,000 up to £25,000
Champions Gift level £25,000 up to £100,000
Pioneers Gift level over £100,000
Wellington Benefactor Gift level over £250,000