Edinburgh Fund

You can help students, research, teaching and the community by giving to the Edinburgh Fund.

Please note that our team is working remotely following the UK government’s guidance relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re still very much on hand to assist with your queries relating to donations. The most efficient way to donate just now is online or via bank transfer. Unfortunately, we can’t take donations over the phone at the moment or process donations sent through the post. Thank you for your patience and support.

Your gift today can be life-changing. For the students from disadvantaged backgrounds now able to continue their education to the community projects saving lives across the world, the Edinburgh Fund and its supporters are making a difference each day.

Make a regular gift

Make a single gift

The Edinburgh Fund provides support in four main areas. Through the links below you can explore how you can help. 


With your support, every student can have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Innovative teaching and learning

Providing staff and students enhanced teaching, learning and assessment opportunities.

Research and community impact

Promoting new initiatives in teaching, research and student experience that help local, national and international communities.

Go Abroad

Lydia Stoddart with students in Uganda
You can help give students an international experience, enhancing their learning and career prospects.

Giving from the USA

Make a gift from the USA

Gifts from alumni and friends in the USA are welcomed by The University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, Inc. Donations may be tax-deductible for US taxpayers.

Learn more about the University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, Inc. (External site)

Telephone Campaign

Find out more about our telephone campaigns and the students who speak to alumni:

Telephone Campaign