Giving from the UK

The Friends of Victoria University of Wellington is an independent charity registered in England and Wales (charity no. 1112297, company no. 05556345).

If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation may qualify for the UK Government's Gift Aid Scheme. This will increase the value of your gift by 25% at no extra cost to you or the Friends. You can read more about Gift Aid.

The Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Friends of Victoria University of Wellington performs a crucial role in overseeing the receipt of donations from UK taxpayers and ensuring that they are directed to projects at Victoria University, as designated by the donors. The Trustees are:

  • Audley Sheppard, QC (Chair)
  • Pinar Bacgi
  • James McArthur
  • Karyn Newman

Ways to give

Donate online

If you would like to make a gift and are a UK taxpayer, you can make an online donation via our secure donation page with Golden Giving.

If you have a specific project or fund you would like your donation to be used for, enter this into the comments field.

By cheque

You can send a cheque, made payable to the Friends of Victoria University of Wellington, to:

Jennifer Elmes
Friends of Victoria University of Wellington 
Chapel & York 
PO Box 50 
Lingfield RH7 6FT

Remember to include your name and address details (along with any comment on which project/fund you wish to support) with your cheque so we can thank you for your gift and send you a receipt.

By credit card

If you are not a UK tax payer, you can donate online by credit card. Online donations via the Victoria University website do not qualify for Gift Aid.

How to find out more

If you have any questions about making a gift to the UK Friends you can email Jenny Elmes or contact:

Development Office

Level 3, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
Kelburn, Wellington
Postal address: PO Box 600, Wellington 6140
Call: + 64-4-463 7431