Why does Trinity need an Annual Fund?
Trinity College is fortunate to have a sizeable and responsibly managed endowment. In the face of decreasing government support and the increasing costs of education and research, however, this endowment no longer guarantees Trinity its traditional place amongst top-ranked educational institutions. The Annual Fund provides a vital stream of immediate support that helps to maintain the College’s standing as a world leader in teaching and research. It enables us to continue to produce transformational work and to attract and nurture the very best students, regardless of their financial background. To learn more about the different initiatives that it supports, please click here.
Regular giving to the Annual Fund makes a significant, cumulative difference. Should you feel able to support it, we encourage you to consider joining either our 1546 Society or the Clock Tower Circle. Your contribution will allow us to enhance our teaching, research, and access and outreach initiatives, as well as support vital areas of College life. Great things happen when people join together to support Trinity. Sixteen people making gifts of just £15.46 per month, with Gift Aid, for example, can fund an undergraduate bursary of £3,500 for a year. The College is very pleased to report that, last year, more than 1,100 people gave to the Annual Fund.
By making a gift to the Annual Fund you are supporting current and future generations of students to think, act, and innovate on a global platform.
- Only 30% of Trinity students receive some form of financial support. With your support we can increase this ratio.
- Your support will help fund the immediate priorities at the College and provide for future generations of students.
- Last year, 14.5% of alumni contributed to the College.
To make a gift to the Annual Fund, please click here.