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The Woolf Institute's vision is a world in which collaborative discussion and constructive engagement can overcome prejudice and intolerance. It combines teaching, scholarship and outreach, focusing on Jews, Christians and Muslims, to build tolerance and foster understanding between religion and society.

Gifts of all sizes make a very real difference to the work of the Woolf Institute.  You can see information about supporting specific aspects of our work at support students, support research, support teaching, support events, support library and facilities.  Gifts may be made online by credit or debit card, by bank transfer, by GBP cheque to Development Office, Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, or contact to discuss other payment methods.  

Donate here. Thank you for your support!

Making the most of your gift – Gift Aid increases the value of your gift

The Woolf Institute may reclaim basic rate tax on your gift, if you have paid an amount of UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax equal to the tax we reclaim. This means every £10 donated is worth £12.50 to the Woolf Institute, at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax at a higher rate, you may claim further tax relief on your self-assessment tax return. To allow the Woolf Institute to reclaim gift aid on your gift, please tick the 'Gift Aid' box on the payment form or email to confirm your gift aid declaration. In selecting the gift aid option, or sending an email declaration, you confirm that you have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

Donor Recognition

The Woolf Institute is pleased to recognise its donors in a variety of ways, taking into account the donor's preferences and depending upon the level of support received. Any donor who wishes to remain anonymous will not be named. Acknowledgements of other people instead of the donor may be requested for memorial or celebratory purposes.

• Books, furniture, art or long-term research or teaching resources purchased with donor support may be acknowledged with book plates in the books, or plaques placed on or near the furniture, art or resources.
• Sponsors of, or donors to, particular events may be acknowledged on event materials, such as calls for papers, programmes, exhibition catalogues, web pages and news items, as appropriate to the level and timing of support.
• Donors and supporters will be invited to relevant events in the Woolf Institute's programme.
• Naming opportunities may be offered on rooms within the Institute for gifts that fund a significant portion of the costs of constructing or significantly refurbishing rooms. Posts may be named in recognition of significant support for the duration of that support. Endowment funds for particular purposes may also be named in recognition of the most significant contributors. The Director of Development will be pleased to discuss possibilities with donors and potential donors. Rooms, posts and funds may be named in honour of the donor, or someone else whom the donor wishes to honour or remember. All names are subject to approval by the Trustees and Founder Director.
• Donors or sponsors may be acknowledged on the Woolf Institute's website, in its news items, or on project pages, as appropriate to the level of support.
• Donors may be listed in the annual report for the year in which each donation was made.

To discuss recognition for your gift, please contact the Director of Development on

Fundraising Code – The Fundraising Promise

The Woolf Institute is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Fundraising Code.

This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations who register with the Fundraising Regulator.

Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.

You can view the Fundraising Promise here.