The Harding Challenge

The Harding Challenge

  • Students photographed on adjustment day 2019
    Image credit Nick Saffell

Doubling the impact of new gifts to student support

Through the visionary philanthropy of David and Claudia Harding, Cambridge has an exciting opportunity to enhance the impact of your generosity.

If you are a new donor to the Collegiate University, or have not given since July 2019, and give to any aspect of 'All the best' — our student support initiative — your gift will unlock, pound for pound, a contribution to a special fund for undergraduate financial support. 

Your donation will benefit both your College and students in greatest need across Cambridge and in turn inspiring others. Gifts of any size up to £100,000 qualify and every pound makes a difference.

This challenge is the first time the Collegiate University has come together in a fundraising effort to extend the impact of a donor’s gift, which enables us to do more for students than ever before.

To take advantage of the Harding Challenge now, and multiply the power of your donation, please contact your College.

Find out more

If you'd like to find out more about the Harding Challenge, please contact:

Glen Whitehead

Glen Whitehead

Director of Development — University Strategic Initiatives

+44 (0)1223 330112 or mobile: +44 (0)7711 500332

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