Priorities for the Annual Fund

Student Support

Gifts directed to student support fund a range of means-tested undergraduate bursaries, hardship bursaries, study and travel awards. These bursaries and awards ensure that Trinity retains and encourages the very best students once they have begun their studies, regardless of their financial background. Funds in this category ease the mounting costs associated with studying, and provide opportunities for growth outside of the classroom.

The Fellows’ Research Fund

Gifts under this heading provide vital support to a wide range of scholarly initiatives that form the intellectual heart of Trinity. In addition to facilitating ground-breaking research, support from this fund ensures that Trinity’s students remain connected to the leaders in their field of study.

Access Programme

Gifts directed to our Access Programme ensure that the best students from across the country apply to Trinity. This programme is part of Trinity’s wider effort to attract student applications from as diverse a background as possible. In addition to funding college ‘residentials’, gifts to the Annual Fund provide vital support to Trinity’s partnership with IntoUniversity, which works in educationally disadvantaged neighbourhoods to develop students’ skills in preparation for university entry.

The First and Third Boat Club

Gifts under this heading help the Boat Club to remain competitive through the purchase of equipment and the funding of coaching and training camps. In recent years, gifts have been put towards new boats for the women’s side and new tubs in which to train novices.

The Trinity College Choir

Gifts under this heading are used to support Vocal Study Awards. These awards enable talented students to remain in College after their studies have ended, so that they might continue their vocal training.

General Purposes

Gifts directed to General Purposes are used either to support the above-listed initiatives or to fund other needed projects within the College. In recent years, these other areas of need have included renovations to sporting facilities, to the Great Court Fountain, and to New Court.

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