Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Glasgow Giving Day.

What is Glasgow’s Giving Day?

The University of Glasgow’s Giving Day is a chance for our entire community, including alumni, students, parents, staff, donors and friends, to reflect on our shared experiences of Glasgow and help make a difference by supporting areas within the University that need vital funding.

What are we fundraising for? 

The Glasgow Gives 2023 Giving Day will largely promote and support Student Support, Student Experience, and Health Inequalities. More details on the projects you can support can be found using the buttons at the bottom of this page.

How can I get involved?

Whether you are an alum, a student, a staff member, or a friend, based here in Glasgow or around the world, there are plenty of ways to get involved:

- You can make a gift and become a Giving Day Donor

- You can take part in our #GlasgowGives #Friendship campaign and share your friendship photos and stories

- You can come along to an event or engage and share our online social media content with your friends and peers.

To find out more visit our Glasgow Giving Day Hub.

How do I get in touch or get help processing my gift?

Please feel free to email us at with any questions.


Alternatively, you can call on 0141 330 7146. Our phones might be busier than normal so please do leave a message if we are engaged and someone will call back straightaway.

What is Gift Aid?

If you are a UK Tax Payer you can increase the value of your gift by 25p for every £1 given at no extra cost to yourself by ticking ‘Yes’ to Gift Aid. This enables the University of Glasgow Trust to reclaim the tax you have already paid on your gift.

Please note you must be a UK Tax Payer, and you must have paid enough tax to cover all of the Gift Aid claimed on your charitable giving. If you have not done so HMRC may ask you to pay the difference. To read more about it or to calculate further benefits of claiming tax back as a higher rate taxpayer please click here.

How will my data be used?

The University of Glasgow Development and Alumni Office processes data in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation. We will use the information you’ve provided on the donation form, including any telephone number and email address given, to administer your gift and to keep you informed with University news and to offer you opportunities to engage with us as an ambassador, volunteer, friend or donor. To manage your communications preferences, please visit here. For more information on how we manage your data, please see here.

How do I know that my donation is secure?

All donations processed on this website on behalf of the University use Stripe. Stripe is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant and has the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. Your confidence and security is of the utmost importance.

Can I make a regular gift?

Yes, absolutely! Thank you for considering this, regular gifts allow the University to help plan for the future. If you have a UK bank account you can set up your regular donation via Direct Debit here.

What is a challenge gift and how can I help?

Challenge Funds are gifts set aside by some of our generous donors, to help match gifts or encourage us to reach certain fundraising targets on the day to help support go even further. Some of these challenges include encouraging as many donors or countries to get involved as possible or helping release funds after we reach a total or get a certain number of gifts onboard.


Whilst some of these funds have already been secured, we need your support to help ensure we can meet the criteria of these challenges and fulfil the wishes of these early supporters. 

More information about Gift Aid?

The University of Glasgow Trust can reclaim 25p of tax for every £1 given, at no extra cost to yourself, if you are Gift Aid eligible. You must be a UK taxpayer and have paid enough tax to cover all Gift Aid claimed on your charitable giving, otherwise you the donor are responsible to pay the difference. If you would like to read more about this, you can do so here.

If I am a US or Canadian resident, can I make my gift Tax Effective?

Yes, if you would like to make your gift tax efficient, please click ‘Donate from USA’ or ‘Donate from Canada’.

If I make my gift Tax Efficiently, will it still count towards the Giving Day?

Yes, absolutely. Once we have been notified of your support and preferences your gift will be added to the website.

Still have questions?

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