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Ways to Give

Cheltenham College Charitable Trust

The Cheltenham College Charitable Trust (CCCT) was established in 1991 for ‘the advancement of education at College and The Prep’, with the President of Council, the President of the Cheltonian Society and the Heads of College and The Prep as trustees. 

The formation of CCCT was to enable the trustees to raise funds for and on behalf of College. These funds were needed to support capital projects and bursaries, alongside the existing funds held within the Cheltonian Endowment Trust (CET). All fundraising for College and The Prep is undertaken through the Development Office, with the Development Director having direct responsibility for all fundraising from College stakeholders such as OCs, parents, friends of College, trusts and foundations and corporations. 


Annual Fund

The donations received via the Annual Fund are directed towards achievable, pupil-facing projects that cannot be funded from existing departmental budgets. Our vision is to grow the Annual Fund to £50,000 p.a. so that each year we have a predictable amount to support projects of pressing need that can be realised within a year. Delivering these projects will help to create an exceptional learning environment for current Cheltonians.

Transformational Bursary Fund

College has great ambitions to broaden access and is now seeking donations to the Cheltenham College Charitable Trust (CCCT) in order to establish a Transformational Bursary Fund and thereby extend the provision of bursary places. The College Transformational Bursary Fund will offer support for individuals whose potential outstrips their financial capabilities.The initial objective is to be able to offer two 100% bursaries to new entrants to the Sixth Form, with a longer-term ambition to increase the number of these places significantly, as well as to include 3rd and 4th Form entrants. Some bursaries will continue to be funded by College and the CET, but with the philanthropic support of Cheltonian Society members there is so much more we can do.



The new Centre for Innovation, Economics and Business will sit at the heart of the College campus, adjoining the Science Centre and close to the Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Art departments. Traditionally the Arts and Sciences have been viewed as rather separate fields of study. The CIEB will provide a link between all these subject areas enabling cross-curricular collaboration. Set to open in September 2024, the CIEB will be at the heart of College's evolving curriculum in the years ahead.


The Lower Gym (Old Gymnasium) within the Pavilion has been used for sitting examinations and a variety of other occasional uses for many years but is an underutilised space in a prime position on the College campus. Exciting and ambitious plans are being drawn up to transform this iconic building. A large and versatile meeting and function space will be created with a new mezzanine floor. This first floor area will have restored windows onto Thirlestaine Road and open onto the balcony overlooking College Field. The ground floor area will include new fitness and changing facilities. 

Ways to Give

Online Donations

You can make an immediate one-off online donation of your choice using a debit/credit card via our payment partner Stripe to our Annual and Transformational Bursary Funds and our CIEB and Pavilion Projects. You will have the option during the payment process to complete an online declaration that will allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation.

Transformational Bursary - Donate here Annual Fund - Donate here  CIEB - Donate here Pavilion - Donate here

Direct Debit

Use our online form to set up a regular monthly or annual direct debit contribution of your choosing to the Annual Fund and become a Regular Giver. In setting up a regular payment you are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. You will also have the option to complete an online declaration that will allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation. 

Alternatively you can set up a Standing Order directly with your bank using the bank details as below.

Bank Transfer

For bank details please email or download the form at the bottom of the page. Please use your name as a reference and do let the Development Team know so we can ensure safe receipt and say thank you.

CAF and Charity Voucher

We accept CAF and charity vouchers. Please make cheques payable to Cheltenham College Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 1006429). Gift Aid cannot be claimed from CAF or charity vouchers.

Payroll giving

Payroll Giving is a convenient and tax-free way of giving money to charity on a regular basis. If your employer or company offers a Payroll Giving Scheme, you can donate directly through your salary to the charity of your choice. Donations will be taken after National Insurance contributions but before tax deductions. The amount of tax relief you receive depends on the rate of tax you pay.

By Post

Please make cheques payable to Cheltenham College Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 1006429) 

Development Department, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD


Legacy bequests are a tax-efficient way of donating as they are free from Inheritance Tax, and gifts of shares and property are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Furthermore, Inheritance Tax will be applied at a reduced rate of 36% on some assets (instead of 40%) if 10% or more of the net value of your estate is left to a registered charity. Legacy gifts may be directed towards specific areas of College life, or left without restrictions for allocation wherever the need is greatest.

To include the Cheltenham College Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 1006429) in your will, please consult your solicitor. If you wish to amend an existing will, you can add a Codicil. 

If you wish to inform College of your intention to leave legacy and become a member of The Hugh Reeves Society, please download and complete the legacy pledge form at the bottom of the page.

Gift Aid

We can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

Gift Aid can be claimed on most donations providing you have paid the same amount or more in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year and that a Gift Aid declaration giving your permission to claim has been completed.

For all donations made online to College including direct debit set up, an online Gift Aid declaration will be available to complete as part of the process. For all other donations, you can download and return the Gift Aid declaration at the bottom of the page.


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