At Regent’s, we believe that our students have the potential to change the world for the better. That’s why we ensure that any young person can study here, regardless of their background.
But we can’t do this alone. We need your help to fund scholarships, areas of greatest need and building for the future. And we need your support to help our students as they forge their path in life.
Whether you donate time, funds, or expertise, there’s something for everyone here at Regent’s.
Ways to donate
Make a one-off or recurring donation
You can make a one-off or recurring gift using a credit card or debit card or set up a direct debit wherever you see the ‘Donate’ button. However much you choose to give, by making a gift to the ‘areas of greatest need’, you’ll help all of these important areas:
Opening up the doors of the University to all students, regardless of their financial or personal circumstances.
- Student experience
Providing activities and opportunities to students throughout their time at university.
- Academic programmes
Giving students the knowledge and skills they need to go out into the world and make a difference.
A regular gift from you will change lives through education. For example:
- £10 per month could help a young person fulfil their potential.
- £20 per month will help a student to join a society, when they’d struggle to afford it otherwise - giving them the chance to make friends and learn new skills.
- £50 per month will help fund a scholarship for a student from a disadvantaged background - that could be the difference between them coming to university or not.
What you need to know
- You can give monthly, quarterly or annually by Direct Debit.
- As the University is a charity you can also claim Gift Aid if you’re eligible.
Thank you for donating regularly to Regent’s University London. If you’d like to amend or increase an existing regular gift, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations team: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7487 7476.
Donate by telephone or by post
We are pleased to accept gifts made using a credit card or debit card by telephone. Call +44 (0)207 487 7476.
We can also accept gifts by post to our mailing address (Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NS). Cheques should be made payable to ‘Regent’s University London’. We will write back to confirm the receipt.
You can pay by credit card, UK debit card, cheque, standing order or bank transfer.
Gifts from overseas
At Regent’s University London, we are proud to be an international institution with students, alumni and educational partners from all over the globe. Our teaching touches the lives of people across the world – and you can support our work by giving to us from anywhere in the world.
We are currently in the process of setting up tax efficient giving in the US and Europe. If you have any queries, please contact Briony Lambert, Senior Officer – Data & Prospect Research: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7487 7476
UK donors - Gift Aid declaration
Gift Aid makes a great difference to Regent’s and costs you nothing extra. For every pound donated by a UK taxpayer (excluding companies), the University can reclaim 25% from HM Revenue and Customs.
For example - a £100 donation made under Gift Aid is worth £125 to Regent’s.
In addition, donors who are higher-rate or additional rate taxpayers can claim personal tax relief on the difference between the higher/additional rate of tax (currently 40% and 45% respectively) and the basic rate in their self-assessment return. This is worth 25 pence for every pound donated by higher rate taxpayers and 31 pence for additional rate taxpayers.
Gift Aid can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, made by cash, cheque, standing order, debit or credit card. To make a Gift Aid donation, an individual would need to have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the individual donates to and will reclaim in that tax year. You can either confirm this during the online giving process or complete and return a Gift Aid declaration form.
What do I need to do?
You only need to make a Gift Aid declaration to us once. It is then valid for all gifts in the future, and for any gifts you have made to us in the four years prior to you signing.
The easiest way is to sign the Gift Aid declaration on our online donation form. If your circumstances change (like your address or your name) or you want to cancel your declaration, you can contact us at any time: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7487 7476.
Trusts & Foundations
Charitable trusts and foundations play an important role in helping us make a positive impact, both for students and in our research.
Whether you can offer a one-off donation or a multi-year grant, your support can make a huge difference in a number of ways. If you’re a trustee, have contact with a trust, or perhaps are setting one up then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Katerina Kantalis, Director of Development & Alumni Relations: [email protected] or 020 7487 7476.
It is well recognised that businesses closely associated with philanthropy and sustainability resonate strongly with consumers, motivate and inspire their employees at every level and attract new talent.
Our corporate partners make a significant contribution to the life of Regent’s. They sponsor and support our students in all aspects of their education and future career pathways. We work with partners through developing:
- Dissertation projects
- Careers Fairs and vacancies
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Scholarships and prizes
- Guest speaking/lecturing
- Opportunities to meet our students
- In-kind donations
- Resources and facilities
If you would like to speak to us further about corporate opportunities, please contact:
Katerina Kantalis, Director of Development & Alumni Relations: [email protected] or 020 7487 7476
Paul Baker Careers & Business Relations Manager: [email protected] or 020 7487 7909
Leave a gift in your Will
Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to make a real difference for generations to come. Legacy gifts to Regent’s can provide scholarships for bright students from lower income backgrounds, funding areas of greatest needs and enhancing our estate.
Many donors find that a gift in their Will is a good way to make a significant and lasting contribution. It may cost nothing in their lifetime, yet provide much satisfaction and peace of mind in the future.
In order to make a gift by legacy, you might need to either draw up a new Will or add a codicil (a supplementary clause) to your present Will. As the University has charitable status, Regent’s may receive many gifts free of tax. Bequests or legacies may, therefore, be made to Regent’s free of UK Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
What is a Bequest or Legacy?
A bequest or planned gift simply means you will include Regent’s University London as a beneficiary in your Will. We value every gift, no matter what shape or amount.
Bequests may be taken in many different forms:
- A pecuniary bequest (a specified sum of money)
- A residuary bequest (this comes from the remainder of an estate after other bequests have been made)
- A contingent or reversionary bequest (this means it is first left to a preceding beneficiary before it passes to the second beneficiary)
- Gifts in kind, such as property assets, works of art or collections of books and papers
If you are considering remembering Regent’s in your Will, we would love to discuss your plans with you. We can make sure it is possible to fulfil your wishes and thank you appropriately for your generous support.
Please contact Katerina Kantalis, Director of Development & Alumni Relations: [email protected] or 020 7487 7476.
Major giving or transformational giving
If you're an individual or representing a trust or foundation and thinking of supporting us, thank you. We know that when you give at a significant level, you want your gift to make as much impact as possible and to bring about change.
There are many ways to make a major or transformational gift and to demonstrate your commitment to Regent’s and our vision in ‘Developing Tomorrow’s Global Leaders.’ We would be delighted to speak with you further to develop meaningful ways to recognise your significant contribution to Regent’s. This could be through:
- Naming scholarships, prizes or awards
- Establishing an endowment for a particular initiative, discipline or program
- Supporting our campus
- Supporting our students
Please speak with: Katerina Kantalis, Director of Development & Alumni Relations:
[email protected] or 020 7487 7476
The gift of time
Whatever stage you are at in your career, volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to your university. This is your chance to inspire, guide and advise the next generation of Regent’s alumni.
There are so many reasons to become an alumni volunteer:
- Stay connected with Regent’s
- Make a difference to students
- Boost your skills
- Expand your networks
- Identify future talent
- Payroll giving enables you to make a gift to Regent’s straight from your gross salary before tax has been deducted.
- For a basic rate taxpayer (paying 20% tax) to give a £10 gift, it will only cost £8 or just £6 for higher-rate taxpayers (paying 40% tax).
- In addition, many employers will match their employees' gifts. Ask your employer whether they have a payroll giving scheme.