Frequently asked questions

Where will my donation go?

One hundred percent of your gift will go directly to your chosen cause at The University of Manchester – you can see the different causes you can make a gift to on our homepage. Gifts to Manchester will help the brightest people fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. And they’ll help our researchers make new discoveries and breakthroughs to improve our world.

Can I see my gift on this website?

Yes! If you’ve chosen not to make your gift anonymous, you can take a look at the Donor Wall to see your name.

If you opted for your gift to be anonymous and have changed your mind, just email us at and we’ll happily add your name to the Donor Wall.

How can I make my gift?

If you are able to, please make your gift online using this website. It’s quick, easy and secure, and your donation will be added to our running total right away. We’ll acknowledge your gift as soon as we receive it.

If you’re not able to donate online, you can send us a cheque made payable to ‘The University of Manchester’. Your cheque will be gratefully received, but it may take us a little longer than normal to process your gift and send an acknowledgement. We hope you’ll understand.

Cheques should be sent to Division of Development and Alumni Relations, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL. Please don’t forget to include your details so we know who to thank!

For any queries, please contact us at

Will my gift be acknowledged?

Yes. When you make your gift online, you’ll receive an email acknowledgement to let you know that your donation has been successfully processed. If you’re a UK tax-payer wishing to claim tax relief on your donation, this can also act as a receipt for tax purposes.

Later on, we’ll get in touch to let you know how your gift is being put to good use.

Can I make a regular gift to support Manchester?

Making a regular gift to Manchester is an extraordinarily generous and special way to support Manchester now, and through the years to come. You can make a regular gift to any of the projects you’ll find here.

If you would like to make a regular gift to support Manchester, you can do so quickly and easily by using this website – thank you.

Can I make a significant gift to The University of Manchester?

Absolutely. If you'd like to discuss making a significant gift to Manchester please email us at If you can, please include a few details about the size of gift you are considering and the cause that you would like to support. A member of our Development team will be delighted to discuss your plans with you, and answer any questions you might have about your giving.

I’m interested in including a gift to Manchester in my Will – can I do this?

We’re honoured that many supporters have already chosen to include a gift to The University of Manchester in their Will. To find out more – and order your free guide to Gifts in Wills – please visit our legacies webpage.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a tax relief available to UK registered charities, and exempt charities like The University of Manchester. It boosts gifts by 25%. For your gift to qualify, you must be a UK taxpayer. We’ll use the reclaimed tax to add to your donation and support even more students and research.

When you make a gift, we will ask you for all the details required. We will then claim back the Gift Aid tax relief – there’s nothing else you need to do.

Where will my gift make the most difference?

All of the projects that you’ll see on this website are a priority for the University. By making a gift to any one of them, you’ll be making the world of difference.

You can also choose to direct your gift directly to where it’s needed most. By doing this, you’ll help us respond to new challenges and make sure that no cause is forgotten about.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through this University of Manchester giving website will be securely processed by Stripe:

Why is my payment not going through?

Please check that you have included your postcode in both the address field and the card details field of the gift form. If there is still a problem you may have to contact your card provider and inform them that the payment is valid. For any queries, please contact us at

What if I’m giving from outside the UK?

Wherever you are in the world, you can use this website to support your University. Making a gift online is the quickest and easiest way to support The University of Manchester directly. We accept gifts via bank cards from all over the world.

If you are giving from the USA or Hong Kong and are interested in making a tax-deductible gift, please do not use this website - more information is available here:

Is The University of Manchester a charity?

Yes. The University of Manchester is an exempt charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. Our reference number with the Charities Division of HM Revenue and Customs is XR82062.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to email us at We’d love to hear from you!