Donate to the Trust

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By making a donation, you will help ensure Andrew Carnegie’s legacy is secure for future generations.


Donations to the Trust are generally made in support of our grant activities. Your donation can contribute to the Trust’s funding schemes as a whole or be allocated to a specific purpose.

Make a single donation

If you would like to make a one off donation, you can either:

  • Send us a cheque payable to The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • Donate online by clicking on the Donate online button in the side bar on the right

Become a regular donor

Regular donations can be made by setting up a standing order or, if you are employed and paying tax in the UK through payroll giving (see below). Please contact the Trust to enquire about regular donations or use our online donation portal by clicking the Donate now button.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that allows us to claim tax relief on donations from UK taxpayers. Eligible donors can use this scheme to maximise their donation. For every £1 a UK taxpayer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax is added. This means that a £100 gift with Gift Aid is worth £125 to the Trust.

To donate with Gift Aid, complete our Gift Aid form and return it to us with your donation.

Please note that we will share relevant and necessary data with HM Revenue and Customs to enable us to reclaim the Gift Aid on your donation.

Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid. However, the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on corporation tax.

Amir Ali Emami, Mathematics & Physics student at University of St Andrews

Amir graduated from University of St Andrews in 2019 and is currently at the University of Leeds, doing a PhD at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.

Having my fees paid by the Trust really reduced the financial burden on my family and allowed me to concentrate on my studies.

Ashley Malone, Psychology student at University of the West of Scotland

I have completed my BSc Psychology degree with a 2:1 and couldn’t have done this without the Carnegie Trust’s support, I am so grateful for this funding opportunity. During the pandemic I have continued to support vulnerable young people living within residential care and am hoping to expand on my experience now that I have completed my degree by entering into the counselling sector. I have been offered a place on the Strathclyde University masters course in Clinical Psychology, which I am delighted about! I am so pleased to be one step closer to my dream job of becoming a Clinical Psychologist with the NHS.

Issam Yasser Husean, MPharm, University of Strathclyde

I am a qualified pharmacist from Iraq and have some experience in hospitals and community pharmacy when I was in Iraq. I chose to study MPharm at University of Strathclyde because I hope to become a registered pharmacist in the UK.

The Trust’s funding means a new life with a better future for me and my family. I am now learning pharmacy in an entirely different way and I feel more confident than before.

I really appreciate the Trust’s efforts to provide this scholarship for the asylum seekers who are looking for change their life.

Give through Payroll

Anyone can join Give As You Earn if their pay or pension is taxed through PAYE and their employer offers a scheme.

Read more about giving through payroll