Financial Sustainability

Permanent Endowment – sustainable support that lasts forever!

The central aim of A Great Campaign is to secure the future of the College by creating sufficient  endowment to generate an income in perpetuity which will sustain all aspects of College activity. The gifts that are given to our permanent endowment will last forever, the capital remains unspent and only the income is used.

Despite considerable financial constraints and the cap imposed by the UK Government, the College subsidises the student academic fee by 50 per cent, as well as providing scholarships and additional bursary support where needed to help widen participation. It also maintains an impressive curriculum and  world-class teaching and research across a broad range of academic disciplines. This core work is essential to the College’s educational purpose, yet it is only sustainable if our endowment continues to grow.

Since the start of A Great Campaign until the 30 June 2017, the College’s endowment, which includes restricted permanent funds for specific purposes, as well as unrestricted permanent endowment capital funds for general purposes, has grown from £22 million to £46 million by a combination of investment returns and donations and benefactions. This is a fantastic achievement, however we need to raise more to secure our long-term financial future which would enable us to reinvest properly in our buildings and take up new and exciting development opportunities when they arise.

Contact Information

Development Office
e: development@girton.cam.ac.uk
t: +44 (0) 1223 766672

Girton College,
Huntingdon Road,
Cambridge,
CB3 0JG
Charity Number 1127541