Sidney is a small College with a proud history, and every gift we receive makes a real difference to the quality of the academic and co-curricular experience we can offer to students.

The generosity of our alumni and friends ensures that Sidney can provide an enriching collegiate education to students from all backgrounds.

Supporting Sidney

We are grateful for gifts at all levels, and all donations make an important contribution to the support we can offer our students. 

You can support Sidney by:

Giving from outside the UK

Sidney is proud to be an international community, and we appreciate the support we receive from those alumni who are far from Cambridge. For tax effective giving: 

If you require assistance with giving from outside the UK, please contact the Development and Membership Office

Leaving a legacy gift

Sidney Sussex was founded on the benefaction of left by Lady Francis Sidney of Sussex in her will. Today, legacies remain vital to the College, and continue to have a significant impact on what we can achieve. 

To read more about leaving a gift to Sidney in your will, visit our Legacies page.

Recognising your Support

Sidney is always delighted to thank our kind donors. For more on how the College recognises the important support provided by alumni and friends, visit Thanking our donors

Fundraising Regulator


Sidney is very grateful for the support it receives and is committed to managing all donations responsibly, and so far as is possible, in accordance with any purposes or preferences of the donor. All communications made to potential and current donors concerning use of donations will be honest and comply with current relevant laws. Donors’ rights to privacy and preferences for anonymity will be respected within the limits of current relevant laws. The College undertakes to handle any concerns raised in relation to the acceptance and use of donations promptly and, so far is possible, transparently.

Sidney is committed to good fundraising practice and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. If you would like to receive any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Membership and Development Office on +44 (0)1223 3 38881 or at

All data is held securely by Sidney’s Development and Membership Office and will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the sole benefit of Sidney Sussex College. Data is used to seek support both financial and non-financial, to mail publication and to notify alumni of events and benefits. By completing the form you agree to let Sidney Sussex College hold your information under the Data Protection Act in accordance with our Data Protection Statement for alumni and supporters which is available to view online.