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Support the University of Bradford

Whether you choose to make a single donation or give regularly, your gift matters to us.

By choosing to support the University of Bradford, you could help us support future generations of students, solve the healthcare challenges of tomorrow, help the University to tackle the challenges needed to create a brighter future, or direct your support to an area that is important to you. 

There are a number of different ways you can make a donation, as shown below. If you have any questions about making a donation please email us at development@bradford.ac.uk.

An update on the Bradford Futures Fund

The University has responded to the current cost of living crisis by increasing the Bradford Futures Fund annual award to £1,500, an increase of £500 from the previous year. This uplift will make a bigger impact to those in most need of support. 

We are determined to increase the number of students these scholarships can make a difference to, and this will only be possible with your help.

If you have any questions the Bradford Futures Fund, would like to make a new donation, or increase an existing donation, please contact development@bradford.ac.uk 

Bradford connect portal

You can easily make a donation using our online portal.

Donate by cheque

You can support our work by downloading and completing our Gift Agreement form, found below, and sending it with your cheque, made payable to 'The University of Bradford' to;

Development Office
Richmond Building
University of Bradford
BD7 1DP

Direct Debit

If you would like to make a regular donation please download and complete our Direct Debit form below, and return it to the address provided.

Donate by telephone

If you would like to make a telephone donation by credit or debit card, please contact;fundraising@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 238078 to speak with a member of our team.

Direct Debit donation form

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.

Gift Aid - Making your gift go further

UK taxpayers can make their donations to the University of Bradford go further with Gift Aid which can increase the value of your gift by 25% at no extra cost to you. The University of Bradford is a charity exempt from registration in England and Wales, which means your gift could be enhanced through tax-efficient giving. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the University from the tax you pay for the current tax year.

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities like the University of Bradford to claim back the basic rate tax that donors have already paid on the money they donate. By claiming Gift Aid, for every pound that you donate, we receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. It’s a great way to make your gift go further.

If you are happy for the University to claim Gift Aid on your donation please let us know by either completing our Gift Aid declaration form below and returning it to us or contacting fundraising@bradford.ac.uk 

Our HMRC reference number is XN6997

Gift Aid Declaration Form

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.

Commemorating a loved one

Commemorating a loved one by making a donation is often a comforting way to pay tribute to the memory of a friend, colleague, or family member who has passed away. Contributions made in memory of individuals may be directed in a variety of ways.

Whatever you decide, your contribution will have a lasting impact on the University of Bradford and our future students.

Please contact the Development Team to discuss the best way in which to commemorate your loved one.

Leaving a gift in your will

Have you considered leaving a gift in your will to the University of Bradford? Leaving a gift in your will enables you to extend your charitable giving beyond your lifetime and provide invaluable support to the next generation of firsts at Bradford. Any amount you donate will go towards safeguarding the future of the University and our students.

We understand that leaving a gift in your will is a very personal gesture and we can work with you and your family to ensure that your donation is used in the way you would wish. 

Please contact the Development Team to discuss your options further.

Donating from Australia, Canada or the USA

For US and UK taxpayers

If you pay are paying tax in the UK and the USA then a tax-effective gift can be made via the CAF American Donor Fund.

For US taxpayers

If you are a donor who only pays tax in the USA then a tax-effective gift can be made via CAF America.

For Canadian taxpayers

For donors who only pay tax in Canada then a tax-effective gift can be made via CAF Canada.

For Australian taxpayers

If you pay tax in Australia then a tax-effective gift can be made via CAF Australia.


Please remember to request to use your gift to fund a grant to the University of Bradford.

Charity exemption

The University of Bradford is a charity exempt from registration in England and Wales, our HMRC reference number is XN6997.