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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.

2022 Telethon Callers

Thank you for supporting our 2022 Giving Day!

On 10th-11th October we held our third Giving Day and raised over £95,000 for our student support and wellbeing initiatives. Over the course of 36 hours our global Girton community came together to celebrate everything that makes our College so special and to make a real difference for both our current and future students. More than 300 Girtonians and supporters made a gift and in doing so have helped support our students by widening access, offering bursaries and hardship funding. Some gifts went to support our wellbeing initiatives which allow our students to thrive whilst they are here by taking part in activities like music, sport and poetry as well as offering advice and counselling as needed. Thank you very much for your support.

Telephone Campaign 2023

Girton’s annual Telephone Campaign will run from 21st March 2023 to 6th April 2023 and will be fundraising for our student support and wellbeing initiatives. 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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