The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund makes a direct impact on the lives of our students. Take a look at our Annual Fund 2018 leaflet for examples of the ways donations help support the College.

The Annual Fund is essential to the everyday running of the College: from the provision of student bursaries and hardship grants, to the safeguarding of the tutorial system, and the enhancement of our environment for study. At this moment the Annual Fund has never been more essential. We are able to allocate even more support to students facing unexpected hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This might include providing additional resources to students who rely on our IT department for loaned hardware, or ensuring the College can provide remote access to some of our Library collections. You may have heard we had at least 50 students on site during Trinity Term who were unable return home. Your support also enables us to help them at this time.

If you would like to support the Annual Fund today, please visit our giving page for further details.

Here are the ways the Annual Fund supports the Col

Student support
We believe that no student should be deterred from applying to Somerville for financial reasons. Support from the Annual Fund enables Somerville to provide a range of bursaries to those who need them.

“My bursary truly has allowed me to enjoy Oxford, for which I can only be appreciative” – Student, 2014

The tutorial system is the hallmark of an Oxford education. The Annual Fund provides essential support to protect and strengthe this brilliant, but costly, form of learning, ensuring that our students continue to have access to world-leading academics in their field.

Heritage and Environment
We need to maintain and improve the College’s buildings and grounds every year in order to preserve the fabric of Somerville whilst providing much-needed facilities. The Annual Fund has supported a number of exciting new developments including the conversion of the Penrose loft into student accommodation; the refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms in DHQ; and the creation of the Terrace Bar.

Acting quickly
The Annual Fund ensures that the College can act swiftly and efficiently to address unexpected needs. Your support ensures that future generations of Somervillians can continue to enjoy the same opportunities as those before them.

You can give to the Annual Fund today.