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Annual Fund Appeals

Making a difference to our students

Inspiring students by giving them the freedom to turn their dreams into reality

The Annual Fund is made up of gifts of all sizes and frequency from alumni and friends who want to provide opportunities to those students who need them the most.

Thanks to your generosity, the Annual Fund supports students by raising funds to help them cope with unexpected hardships, for bursaries to help cover their living costs, for scholarships and other projects, such as travel and study materials. The Annual Fund enshrines our commitment to widening opportunities for those from less financially secure backgrounds and enhancing their overall experience and well-being at university.

In this uncertain world, we need to ensure that this generation of students are given the freedom to discover their dreams and the ability and confidence to turn them into reality. This is often a life-changing experience. We are extremely grateful for your generosity in helping to make that possible. Thank you.

Giving Day 2021 - Students holding thank you sign

Thank you for supporting our 2021 Giving Day!

On 14-15 October our global alumni community came together for our 2021 Giving Day to celebrate everything that makes Girton special and to make a difference to both our current and future students.

Your generosity during the 36 hours of fundraising events, challenges and social media activity led to over £65,000 being raised for student support initiatives. These initiatives include Undergraduate Bursaries, Postgraduate Scholarships, Student Hardship and Wellbeing and STEM Smart, an innovative outreach programme.

This support allows us to ensure that our students will realise their full potential, irrespective of their means and it means that we can provide funds for students facing unexpected financial emergencies. The gifts made towards STEM Smart will ensure that we are able to raise the academic attainment and aspirations of the next generation of Girton students.

Thank you once again for your support, it is very much appreciated. 

Giving Day 2021


Telephone Campaign 2021

Girton’s annual Telephone Campaign took place from 22nd March 2021 to 18th April 2021 and raised £285,000 for our A Great Campaign priorities. The Telephone Campaign provides an excellent opportunity for alumni to engage with the current students at Girton, to give feedback on publications or online events and to make an impact on the lives of students today by supporting one of our priorities.

Girton stories

Lara Parizotto

Human, Social, and Political Sciences

The bursaries I have received from Girton have been really helpful in keeping me focused on my degree and not worrying as much about financial stress. They have assured me that I will be able to pay for my living costs for the whole academic year. As someone who worked on the Telethon Campaign I am really appreciative of these bursaries and how much alumni donors care about the College and the students who are here. Thank you so much for your contribution to Girton

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