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We’re so pleased that you’re interested in changing the lives of our students. Your support will make a real difference. Here’s how you can donate:

You'll soon be able to make a regular commitment to the University by setting up a direct debit. Regular donations allow us to plan for the future and help us to guarantee funding where it is needed most.

Please download and complete a donation form and return to us at:

External Relations
Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

Unfortunately, if you do not have a UK bank account you will be unable to set up a direct debit.

Make a single donation online via debit or credit card.

Donate now 

You can also send a cheque or CAF cheque made payable to Solent University

Through Payroll Giving, you can make a regular donation while benefitting from tax relief - for example, every £10 you give will only cost you £8, saving £2 at the basic tax rate (higher rate taxpayers will only pay £6).

If you would like to use this scheme please ask your payroll department for an application form. Please also contact us at to tell us about your donation and let us know which regular giving fund you would like it directed to.
You can donate online from your CAF Charity Account or CAF Charitable Trust. Please also contact us at to tell us about your donation and let us know which regular giving fund you would like it directed to.
If you are a donor who only pays tax in the USA, then a tax-effective gift can be made via CAF America. Please also contact us at to tell us about your donation.

Gifts of shares enable you to give or sell shares to the University. This can reduce your income tax bill, and Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Gifts of land or buildings will reduce your income tax and exempt you from Capital Gains Tax. 

If you would like to know more about donating shares, land or buildings, please email or call 023 8201 6002.

Did you know you can raise money for student bursaries by organising your own fundraising?

Whether it’s a once in a lifetime challenge or a bake sale in the office, every effort counts and will have a transformative impact on the lives of Solent students.

Please email or call 023 8201 6053.


Whether you are an alumnus, alumna, a former member of staff or a friend of the University, you can choose to remember Solent in your will.

No matter the size, your gift matters. Legacy gifts are also tax exempt, so they can reduce the tax payable by your estate.

The University can benefit from your support in a variety of areas including student hardship, scholarships and bursaries, outreach activities, research and facilities for students. Solent is always changing, so a legacy that is not dedicated to a particular area can have the greatest impact, as unrestricted gifts enable us to direct your support to areas of greatest need.

We’re happy to talk to you about any ideas you have, or any areas of the University that particularly interest to you. If you have already left us a gift in your will, we would love to hear from you so we can thank you and keep in touch. It would also help us ensure your wishes are met in the future.

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your will or tell us about your current provision in your will, please email  or call 023 8201 6002. 

Your support matters - recognising our donors

By making a donation to the University, you will receive an annual update on the impact of your support and be provided with an insight into some of the ways in which your donation has made a difference to our students, staff and Solent.

Maximise your giving

Gift Aid gives the University an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Gift Aid is designed to benefit charities. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25% because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you.

For example, if you donate £100, the total value of your donation to the charity is £125 - so you can claim back:

£25 if you pay tax at 40% (£125 at 20%)

£31.25 if you pay tax at 45% (£125 at 25%)

If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax and the current basic rate of tax of 20% on your self-assessment return.

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