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Durham University

St John's College

Support St John's

Make a donation

Should you choose to support St John's financially, the easiest way to do this is by clicking our dedicated donations page: Donate to St John's College. You can choose for your donation to be directed towards one of our current fundraising projects, or make a general donation. A general donation would be directed towards the project fund that most urgently needs support. Our current projects are the new library (LRC), the student opportunities fund and the restoration of the College Chapel. Any gift you may choose to make to one of these funds would be gratefully received by St John's.

Your donation will be processed by DARO and Durham University, but all gifts are then transferred to St John's. If you are eligible for Gift Aid, DARO will claim this on our behalf and forward on to us. You may choose to donate to St John's in a variety of ways, and advice and guidance is available to help you make that decision. If you would like advice or guidance about your donation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 0191 334 3119, or by email:

Thank you for considering supporting St John's.


You can donate to one of the projects run by St John's College through our Localgiving page. Here you can read more about our fundraising projects, which include student opportunities fund, name a seat for the LRC and restoration and access of the College Chapel.

Your Legacy to St John's...

Generations of Johnians have contributed to the life of the College, imprinting their spirit, sense of independent thought and clarity of vision. The years you lived or worked on The Bailey may seem distant now, or you may have left us more recently, but we hope and trust that St John's gave you something special in return.

A gift in your will, which could be a pre-determined sum of money; a specific item such as furniture or a painting, or the residue of your assets after other legacies and expenses are met, is a thoughtful way to honour the place you spent your student years.

As Higher Education changes to rely more on donations as a source of funding, your support, particularly to St John's as an independent college, will help us secure long term financial stability.

Making a will is something we tend to postpone. It is an alarming fact that somewhere between 90 and 95% of the population of Britain do not have current wills. We would recommend that you consult with a solicitor regarding your will and any legacy you may wish to bequeath to St John's. The Government recognises the importance of legacies and in doing so gives them exemption from Inheritance Tax.

Leaving a gift to St John's in your will can be a wonderful way to contribute to the ongoing successes of St John's. If you would like more information or to discuss or inform us of your intentions please contact the Alumni and Development Officeat or call 0191 334 3119.


John's Eagles

The John’s Eagles is a career mentor programme - a platform for alumni and friends to share their expertise with students. A student may get in touch with an Eagle to ask for advice on certain career paths. Eagles also come in to College to give career talks and meet with students. We are always looking for new Eagles to take part in this programme so if you would like to, please get in touch by emailing

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.