Supporting the Hilda Besse Campaign

Supporting the Hilda Besse Campaign

More than £9 million towards a target of £10 million has been secured for the renovation of the listed Hilda Besse Building. It would be fantastic if the Antonian community would rally behind the project and help us reach this final goal.

Making a gift

Gifts can be made through the website of the University of Oxford.

Your gift can often be enhanced by a variety of tax breaks for charitable action. St Antony's College is a registered charity (number 1141293).  For Antonians and friends in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany and Switzerland, please see below for making a tax-efficient gift to St Antony's. 

United Kingdom

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that enables the University to claim tax relief on donations from UK taxpayers.  Please make sure to click the relevant box on the University's giving pages.

United States – Americans for Oxford

If you are a resident of the USA, you can give to Oxford and its colleges via Americans for Oxford, Inc. This is the University's primary charitable organisation in North America, and has been determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service to be a tax-exempt public charity with 501(c)(3) status.


The University of Oxford is recognised by the Canadian Revenue Agency as a prescribed institution under Section 3503 of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations. On receipt of your donation, we will ensure that you are sent a receipt for Canadian tax purposes. Canadan donors can make their gift to St Antony's through the University's giving pages; please make sure to click the relevant box if you are a Canadian tax-payer.

Hong Kong

The University of Oxford China Office Limited is a registered charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. The China Office is able to issue gift receipts for Hong Kong tax purposes.


Residents of Germany can make tax-efficient donations via the German Friends of Oxford University without incurring any fees. It is a registered charity run by Dr Jan Willisch and authorised to issue donation receipts to German donors, entitling them to offset charitable gifts from their taxable income in Germany. 

Contact: Dr Jan Willisch, Bayernallee 48. D-14052 Berlin
Tel +49 (0)30 755 424 00


Swiss Friends of Oxford University (SFOU) was founded in 2017 to make it easier and more tax-efficient for Swiss-resident taxpayers to donate to the University and its colleges and departments. Set up as an association (Verein) under Swiss law, SFOU has a tax rulings from the canton of Zug recognising its tax-exempt status. This means that under the rules of the Association, donations from Swiss residents are tax deductible, and legacies are exempt from any applicable cantonal gifts tax.