The Worcester Fund

The Worcester Fund underpins our efforts to provide today’s students with the best possible learning and living experience during their time here. Donations to the Worcester Fund are particularly valuable, as they are unrestricted, and can be directed to the area of College life where they will have the biggest impact, allowing us to respond quickly and appropriately to the areas of greatest need for all students.

If you would like to discuss making a gift to support the College’s areas of greatest need, please do get in touch with Dr Millie Papworth, Deputy Director of Development.

Support the Worcester Fund with a regular gift or single donation

Academic excellence

Graduate scholarships

Early career fellowships

Tutorial fellowships

To explore supporting research excellence in a subject that matters to you, please contact Viola Kerr, Director of Development.


Visitors at an open day

A flourishing college

As well as offering a world-class education, Worcester also seeks to offer students the chance to thrive beyond the classroom and get the very most out of their time here. These are some ways in which your donations can help enrich the lives of students here at Worcester:

  • Access & outreach – gifts to this fund help the brightest young people from all backgrounds, with the support of our outreach and admissions team, make successful applications and achieve their potential at Worcester, ensuring that our community is open minded and diverse.
  • Community life in College – Worcester’s vibrant College community continues to flourish, with support from your gifts. From the Chapel and the Library, to all of our clubs and societies, including sports and music, your donations will help our students to make friends and explore interests beyond their studies.
  • Financial support such as bursaries and hardship grants allow students the freedom to focus on their studies by alleviating financial worries.
  • Student welfare is of paramount importance, and the pastoral support provided by Worcester’s Welfare team plays a key role in the wellbeing of the College’s community as a whole.

To support one of these areas of Worcester life, please get in touch with Millie Papworth, Deputy Director of Development.


Long border in the gardens

A sustainable future

Everyone who has lived and worked at Worcester knows it is a special place. Medieval cottages, the splendid Terrace Building, enchanting gardens, and even a lake – there is nowhere like it. Maintaining our beautiful College is, however, undeniably expensive, as is equipping it for the twenty-first century and a sustainable future. Old Members help us steward the College for future generations, so Worcester will stand proud for centuries to come.

To explore supporting any of these areas through an endowment or spenddown fund, please contact Millie Papworth, Deputy Director of Development.