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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.

Awards Programme


Widening Opportunity at Wellington Campaign (WOW, for short) 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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Buildings & Gardens

Our Heritage

Celebrating and preserving the amazing collection of artefacts, paintings and archives.
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World Class Facilities

Our Campus

We are constantly investing in providing a truly inspirational and world-class educational environment.

Special Projects

Independent Learning

We want to equip our students with the skills to become independent learners and thinkers. Being responsible for your own learning provides the platform for all-round educational success and sets the student up for life beyond Wellington.
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OW Giving Circle

The Kingsleys Society

The Kingsley 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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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.


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.


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.


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.


If you are resident in the US, Wellington accepts gifts through the American Fund for Charities in order to maximise the tax benefit to our US donors. If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Office:


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


Anyone that kindly donates to the WOW Scholarship Programme, Leavers’ Bursary 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
Benefactors Gift level £25,000 up to £100,000
Pioneers Gift level over £100,000
Wellington Benefactor Gift level over £200,000