Frequently asked questions

What is the King’s Global Day of Giving?

King’s Global Day of Giving is a 36-hour online fundraising challenge commencing 8 AM BST on Tuesday 4 April, and running until 8 pm BST Wednesday, 5 April 2023.

It is a chance for the entire King’s community, wherever you are in the world, to come together to create a lasting impact on King’s and society – from ensuring every bright student has the opportunity to reach their full potential at King’s, to supporting world-leading research. Every gift, of every size makes a difference.

Why get involved?

Becoming involved in King’s Global Day of Giving provides an chance to come together to celebrate the King’s community, and help us to continue to provide transformational opportunities for students and further ground breaking research, both now and in the future.

By donating to the giving day you can also unlock thousands of pounds of larger gifts! Find out more on our challenge pages.

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give to the University during the 36-hour Giving Day. On the day just click the donate button on or on any email or social media you receive. All gifts count. You can also follow #KingsDayofGiving and @KCLalumni

Is my gift automatically counted in the totals for the King's Global Day of Giving?

If you give online through the form on the King’s Global Day of Giving website, your gift will automatically be added to the totals immediately. If you choose to donate via another gift form (such as via post) or contacting us via email, your gift will be uploaded to the website during a manual upload. If matched funding is still available, your gift will also be matched during the manual upload.

Where will the funds go?

You can choose where your funds go to using the drop down list on the giving form. You can give either to the Supporting Students Fund, to provide scholarships, bursaries and hardship funding to King’s students, or the Supporting Research Fund, to help fund ground breaking research across King’s.

If you would prefer to give to another area of the University, email us at so that we can best direct you to an area that you may be interested in supporting. Wherever you choose to give, it’s your participation that matters most.

Can anyone participate in the King’s Global Day of Giving?

Absolutely. Support from everyone in the King’s community counts on this day.

I’m not big on social media, so how else can I share?

Just email us at with a couple of quotes, an image or just your story of why you’re donating, and we will use it on our social media channels during the Giving Day. You can also email and text your classmates to spread the word and inspire them to give!

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the King’s Global Day of Giving website will be securely processed by Stripe. Any gifts through our usual online giving channels are also processed securely.

There is a reference on my bank account to '', is this normal and how are they affiliated to King’s College London? is part of Sponsorcraft – the site provider for King's College London's giving day software. To process donations via the site, Hubbub uses an API integration to connect to our payment gateway, Stripe. At the time of making your gift, Stripe will verify your card for processing by placing a £0.00 transaction on your account with the reference ''. Card authentication 'mock-chargers' are used widely across the banking industry to verify that accounts are genuine, while also protecting you and your account against fraud. If you have further questions please contact a member of our team via

Are my donations eligible for Gift aid?

Yes. King’s College London has charitable status for all UK tax purposes. So if you are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme King’s can claim an extra 25% on donations you have made in the last four years and on future donations once we receive your declaration.

Please note that we do we do not have a charity registration number because King’s is an exempt charity under Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993. For more information please go to the HMRC Website.

Can I see my gift on this website?

Yes! If you’ve chosen not to make your gift anonymous, you can take a look at the donor wall to see your name.

Is there another way to donate during the King’s Global Day of Giving, other than online?

Yes, if you’re interested in other ways that you can give, please email or call +44 (0)20 7848 3053 and we’ll be more than happy to help you make your gift.

I still have a question, how do I get in contact?

You can send your questions to the Giving Day Team by time by emailing or by calling +44 (0)20 7848 3053.

How do I update my details?

You can update your details at any time by emailing

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