How to become a partner
If you are interested in supporting students at the University of Cambridge, we would be happy to discuss ways in which the Trust can work with you to ensure the effective and efficient use of your funds.
The Trust was formed in 2013 from the merger of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust, which were founded in the 1980s by the University of Cambridge and which helped more than 20,000 students attain Cambridge Trust scholarships and enjoy the benefits of study at one of the finest universities in the world. We continue to work to make a Cambridge education accessible to outstanding students from any country, irrespective of social and economic background.
The Trust receives substantial annual funding from the University and Trinity College, and receives income from many of the University’s Colleges and Departments through various co funding arrangements. We also collaborate with a wide range of external funding partners including:
- government departments and agencies
- major educational establishments
- philanthropic foundations
- individual donors
There are many ways funds are used to provide a Cambridge Trust scholarship. We work closely with the University’s Development & Alumni Relations Office to ensure an inclusive and thorough response to potential donors.
Our FAQs for donors answer some of the queries you may have regarding donations and support, but please contact the Trust's Partnerships Manager, Tendai Kariwo, for further information and discussion.
How to donate to a specific scholarship programme
A single or repeated donation towards scholarships can be used for an agreed number of awards over an agreed period of time. Please contact us to discuss details.
How to donate to the Trust’s general funds
Donations to the Trust can be made either by cheque or directly into the Trust’s bank accounts - full details are given below.
We would be grateful if donors could inform us, by covering letter or by email, if their donation has any specific conditions attached. We would be happy to send a GiftAid form to donors who are UK taxpayers.
1. A sterling cheque should be made payable to the Cambridge, Commonwealth, European & International Trust, and sent to:
Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
Student Services Centre
Please mark the envelope for the attention of Tendai Kariwo, Partnerships Manager.
2. A donation directly to the Trust’s bank account should be paid to:
Barclays Bank Plc
St. Andrew's Street
Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust's account:
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How to establish an endowment
The aim of an endowment is for a capital sum to earn sufficient income to support an ongoing programme of scholarships. Please contact us to discuss details.Contact us