Frequently asked questions

Where will the funds go?

Your gift goes directly to Somerville's Access and Outreach work. This includes school visits, summer schools, supporting students from non-traditional backgrounds once they arrive here, and outreach to support schools here in Oxford. You can read more on our website - https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/alumni/our-fundraising-priorities/attract-bright-students-from-every-background/.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the website will be securely processed by Stripe (www.stripe.com/gb/privacy) and Stripe US (www.stripe.com/en-US/privacy).

Why is my payment not going through?

Please check that you have included your postcode in both the address field and the card details field of the gift form. If there is still a problem you may have to contact your card provider and inform them that the payment is valid. For any queries please contact us at development.office@some.ox.ac.uk.

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 to you other than online?

Yes, you can contact us at development.office@some.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 270600 and we’ll be delighted to help you make your gift.

I set up a recurring payment, what will show in the totaliser?

Yes, the total of your direct debit payments for the duration of time selected will show up in the total raised on the website. If you choose not to end date your regular gift, we will calculate its value over 4 years. Regular gifts make a huge difference to our ability to plan effectively so thank you for considering a recurring payment.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Please do email us at development.office@some.ox.ac.uk or call us at 01865 270600 and we would be delighted to speak with you.

Is there a minimum donation?

No - we are hugely grateful for each and every gift and all donations make a real difference to our Access and Outreach efforts. We are very grateful to a generous group of Somervillians who have supported a matched fund so that your donation will go even further this year!

How can I give my gift?

You can give securely through this site or at https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/alumni/make-a-gift/. If you would like to send a donation through the post please address the cheque to “Somerville College” and send to:

Somerville Development Office Somerville College Oxford OX2 6HD