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Make an Impact with your Gift

The Woolf Institute Trustees and staff wish to provide and expand Woolf education, training, outreach and policy initiatives, based on robust factual research. This will continue our work towards achieving the Woolf vision of discussion and engagement overcoming prejudice and intolerance.

To secure this, we aim to raise £35 million in revenue and endowment funding by the time of our 35th anniversary in 2033/4 – 35 by 35.

During our 20th Anniversary celebrations we are focusing on raising funds for Woolf Policy and Public Education programmes. To endow the post for five years we require the sum of £300,000, towards which we have already raised £209,000.

The ways in which you can help us secure this important work are outlined below.

Donate online now. Our 2020 Campaign is focusing on Policy & Public Education, find out more here.

How to contribute

Bank transfer

Account Name Woolf Institute

Bank Name CAF Bank Ltd.

Account No 00011470

Sort Code 40-52-40

Please contact us telling us your reference

Standing Order, please set this up using your online banking and details above, then please email telling us your reference, which should include your name.

Cheque or Charity Voucher payable to ‘Woolf Institute’, posted to Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB

If you wish to support a particular aspect of Woolf work, please indicate one of the following: public education; teaching; student bursaries and scholarships; research; library and facilities.

Tax-efficient giving is possible in the UK via the Gift Aid scheme. You must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in any given tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return, or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

To make a gift with Gift Aid, please include your home address and name with your gift, or email the Development Office, and state that you are making the gift under the Gift Aid scheme. This increases the value of your donation to the Woolf Institute by 25% at no cost to you. Your home address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. If you prefer, we can send you a paper or electronic copy of a Gift Aid form to complete and return.

Tax-efficient giving is possible in the US via CAF America and in many European countries via TransNational Giving Europe. Please contact for more information.

Giving shares. Making a donation via shares is one of the most tax-efficient ways you can give. In the UK you can claim Income Tax relief on the current value of the shares and an exemption from Capital Gains Tax on those shares. Please contact or your accountant for further information.

Leaving a Gift in your Will. For taxpayers in the UK, and several other countries, a gift in your Will to the Woolf Institute can have tax benefits for your Estate and help the Institute to flourish far into the future. For many people, a gift in their Will is a good way to make a significant and lasting contribution. It may cost nothing in your lifetime, yet provide much satisfaction and peace of mind. There is an opportunity to make a real difference, even for those with current financial commitments. We recommend taking advice from a suitable solicitor in drawing up your Will or any codicil including the Woolf Institute as a beneficiary. If you would like to discuss how you would like your legacy to be applied, please contact Dr John Mueller on or 01223 761972.

If you are interested in a tailored package of support, or would like to know more about Woolf Policy and Public Education work, or any other aspect of the Woolf mission, please contact Development Director on or 01223 761972.

A Message from HRH the Princess Royal

Woolf_Institute_076.JPG#asset:4673The need to improve relations between religion and society through public education seems even more urgent now than it did twenty years ago, when the Woolf Institute was established.

The volume of high-quality research and teaching at the Institute has increased over the last two decades along with the need. The resulting policy and practice recommendations, educational courses, teaching resources and outreach activities must be resourced with a dedicated professional.

As Patron of the Woolf Institute I invite you to meet this challenge and fund a Public Education and Policy Manager at the Institute, to support the researchers and teachers in disseminating their work and implementing their findings, helping us to better live together.

With the employment of a Public Education and Policy Manager the Woolf Institute will be able to dramatically increase its impact further, fostering greater understanding between people of different beliefs across the world.

HRH The Princess Royal

Patron, Woolf Institute