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Thank you for supporting the University of Essex and its students.

This form should only take a couple of minutes to fill in. Please remember to click the Gift Aid section if you’re a UK taxpayer. It boosts your gift by 25 per cent without costing you more.

See below for our fundraising code of conduct.

If you'd like a paper donation form, please email us to request one. Simply return it to us using the FREEPOST address on the form. For all the ways you can give, including for Essex staff giving through payroll, please see our Thank You website.

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Get in touch


There are various ways you can help. Contact us and we'll help you find the cause that interests you and guide you through the options for giving. We can also help you explore tax-efficient options as we're an exempt charity.

Supporting excellence


We are raising money for our strongest research areas and developing future problem solvers. You can help more students experience an Essex education by supporting scholarships that can change lives.

About us


We are a university where curiosity prevails and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries isn't just encouraged, it's expected. Read about us and our history and find out what makes the Essex Spirit so special.

Our approach to fundraising

We will:

  • always be clear about how much money we need and exactly how it will be spent;
  • only contact you as often as you are comfortable with, and only in a way you are happy with (e.g. post, telephone or email); and
  • be accountable, disclosing revenue and expenses in our financial reports.

We will not:

  • sell or share your details with anyone;
  • accept money obtained through criminal activity or tax evasion; or
  • accept donations where the terms will restrict academic freedom.

For full details, see our fundraising code of practice and acceptance of donations policy (PDF).

More information on the University's charitable status.