How you can support us

Thank you for considering a donation to the University of Derby. Your donation will make a world of difference and transform the lives of Derby’s student and academic communities. 

You can make a donation by debit or credit card through our secure online store.

To make a donation by cheque make your cheque payable to University of Derby, mark it with 'Donation' on the reverse and send to:

Development and Alumni Relations Office
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

If this statement applies to you, please provide the relevant details when you make your donation.

Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by allowing the University to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. Donating through Gift Aid means the University of Derby, which is a registered charitycan claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra.

How Gift Aid works 

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the University of Derby will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor therefore the University of Derby is able to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you give.

Paying enough tax to qualify for Gift Aid 

Your donations will qualify as long as they are not more than four times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). The tax could have been paid on income or capital gains. 

Higher-rate taxpayers 

If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and the basic tax rate on your donation. Do this either: 

  • Through your self-assessment tax return  
  • By asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code  

Notify us

You must notify the University of Derby if you:  

  • Wish to cancel your Gift Aid declaration 
  • Change your name or home address 
  • No longer pay enough tax on your income and/or capital gains 

See for further information.

Make a gift in your will to ensure future generations of students benefit from your legacy of kindness.  

If you would like to make provisions in your will for a gift to the University of Derby, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office on +44(0)1332 591368 and speak to Development Manager Hannah Hallam or Development Officer Laura Ratcliffe, or email

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How your support helps our students and researchers

Your donations enable our students and research community to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society in a caring, supportive and aspirational environment.

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