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More than ever, we need your help to offer all students the chance to study and thrive at Goldsmiths. Collectively, donations from our alumni and friends translate into a significant resource for our students.

Your gift, no matter how large or small, can help our students face the challenges of university life.

More giving options:


Donate by post

You can print and complete the regular gift donation form (PDF download) or the single gift donation form (PDF download) and post it to the Development and Alumni Office. If have any questions, please email Alison Woolley, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at alumni ( or call +44 (0)20 7896 2619.

Donate by bank transfer

You can donate by making a bank transfer via online/telephone banking or in person at your local branch.

If you wish to donate via this method, please email and we will share the account details.

Gifts from non-UK residents

Gifts from the United States

Goldsmiths is able to receive tax-deductible donations from the United States through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF). The BSUF accepts donations by credit card by selecting Goldsmiths College from the list of approved institutions, or a donation form can be downloaded to be sent with a cheque, payable to 'British Schools and Universities Foundation'. The BSUF will then send the funds to Goldsmiths at no charge.

Go to the BSUF website to make donation or find out further information.

Gifts from Canada

As a College of the University of London, Goldsmiths is a prescribed University, which means we are recognised as a charity by the Canadian Revenue Agency. On receipt of your gift, we can send you the necessary acknowledgement if you are a Canadian taxpayer and wish to claim the tax back. Please email Jo Bell, Administrative Officer, at development ( for more information or call +44 (0)20 7896 2697.

Gifts from the rest of the world

You are able to give online by credit card through our secure system, by making a bank transfer or by downloading a single gift donation form (PDF download) and mail it to:

Development and Alumni Office
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Payroll Giving

Make your gift go further with Payroll Giving

Give to Goldsmiths with a regular gift directly from your salary through the Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme before Income Tax is deducted.

Donating a Payroll Gift of £20 per month costs basic rate taxpayers just £16, and higher rate taxpayers just £12 – it simply costs you less to give Goldsmiths more.

As long as you receive a salary from your employer through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme, and your employer has a charitable giving scheme such as GAYE, you can make tax effective donations to Goldsmiths before any tax deductions are made.

Payroll Giving is tax effective because PAYE liability is calculated after the Payroll Giving contribution has been deducted from your gross pay. This means that Goldsmiths, as a charity, is able to receive the tax that would have been deducted from the donation you are giving from your salary, had you not donated it to Goldsmiths.

Payroll giving is simple to set up, allowing you to give regularly to Goldsmiths while offering you the highest rate of tax relief on the money you are donating. 

What you need to do:

  • Confirm that your employer has a charitable giving scheme such as GAYE
  • Decide how much you want to donate to Goldsmiths, which will be deducted from your pay each payday
  • Inform your Payroll department

You can amend or cancel your Payroll Gift at any time. If you would like to discuss making a Payroll Gift to Goldsmiths, please contact Alison Woolley, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, by email alumni ( or phone +44 (0)20 7896 2619.

Payroll Giving for Goldsmiths Staff

If you are currently employed by Goldsmiths and wish to give in this way, please complete this online form and manually enter "Goldsmiths’ College" in the "Name" field under the "Payroll Giving: Donate an amount from my gross pay" section. Please note that "Goldsmiths’ College" will not appear in the pre-populated drop down menu and must be entered manually. 

Leave a legacy

Have you thought of leaving a legacy to Goldsmiths?

If you are updating your will or making one for the first time, you have the opportunity to express your support for the University by means of a bequest.

If you should choose to remember the University in your will, you would not only be making a generous gift, but you would also be helping to ensure that the Goldsmiths tradition lives on.

If you would like to know more, including the different types of legacies, suggested wording and things you might wish to consider, please get in touch with Mehrangez Rahman, Senior Development Manager, at +44 (0)20 7717 2299 or development (

You can also write to:

Development and Alumni Office
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Gift Aid

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

As a charity, Goldsmiths can claim Gift Aid on your donation if you are a UK taxpayer. Gift Aid allows Goldsmiths to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no additional cost to you.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. To qualify for Gift Aid you must:

  • have paid at least as much in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year as you declare is eligible for Gift Aid
  • make a Gift Aid declaration that gives Goldsmiths permission to claim it

If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations, you will need to pay any difference.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration on the donation page or form on which you are making your gift to Goldsmiths. Your address is needed to identify you as a current taxpayer, and completing this declaration allows Goldsmiths to reclaim tax on your current donation, donations you make in the future and donations you've made in the past four years unless you notify us that your circumstances have changed.

If you have any questions, please email Alison Woolley, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at alumni ( or call +44 (0)20 7896 2619.


Fundraising Regulator

Goldsmiths, University of London is registered with the Fundraising Regulator

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