There are various ways to support the UCO, some of which we've outlined on this page. However, if you would like to discuss other opportunities to support us please send our fundraising department an email or call us on 020 7089 5317.
Making an individual gift
You can make a one-off donation online via our secure Just Giving page, or by writing a cheque to The University College of Osteopathy and sending it to the Fundraising Department, University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JE.
If you are a UK taxpayer eligible for Gift Aid, please complete the Gift Aid section on the Just Giving site or complete and return a Gift Aid declaration with your cheque to help your donation go even further. Find out more about Gift Aid.
If you own shares that you no longer want or need you can donate them to share donation charity Sharegift and benefit the UCO at the same time.
ShareGift is an independent charity, operated by the Orr Mackintosh Foundation (registered charity number 1052686) which specialises in accepting donations of small holdings of shares. Quite often, small quantities of shares can cost more to sell than they are worth, but by collecting these uneconomic small parcels of shares into saleable amounts, ShareGift are able to pass on the funds generated from their sale to UK charities such as the UCO. There is no charge to you or the University College of Osteopathy for using ShareGift.
Find out more about Share Gift.
Funding a bursary
A high percentage of our students are not eligible for maintenance grants or student loans and many suffer financial hardship as a result of their studies or changes to their personal circumstances. For many potential students costs are a significant barrier to higher education, or may mean they struggle to balance their studies with paid employment or are unable to complete their course.
Bursaries provide valuable financial support to students most in need, enabling them to pursue a degree and make the most of their time studying with us.
If you would be interested in funding a bursary for one or more of our students please contact our fundraising department on 020 7089 5317 to discuss this in more detail.
Leaving a legacy or memory gift
Leaving a legacy to the UCO or asking others to make a donation in your memory is a fantastic way to ensure that students and patients can continue to benefit from the work of the UCO in the years to come.
Joining our 500 club
Members of our 500 Club make a monthly donation to the UCO in return for a number of benefits, including discounted rates on our CPD courses, and invitations to selected UCO events. 500 Club members donate £42 per month, or just over £500 a year.
Naming a room
From time-to-time opportunities arise for sponsors to 'name' facilities at the teaching centre and the UCO Clinic.
Donors can be acknowledged with a name plaque, and the UCO is delighted to have the opportunity to publicly recognise our sponsors and supporters in this way.
If you would like to discuss a naming opportunity please contact the fundraising department on 020 7089 5317.
There's now a FREE and easy way for you to help us raise funds for the UCO by shopping and surfing online.
www.easyfundraising.org.uk is a shopping directory that features over 500 online stores, including Amazon, Interflora, Easyjet, British Airways, Apple Store, iTunes, Dell, HMV, NEXT, M&S, Debenhams, John Lewis, Boots and more. When you shop online at one of these retailers' websites via the easyfundraising.co.uk website, the retailer makes a cashback donation of up to 15% to the charity of your choice. It doesn't cost you as a shopper any more and you're still shopping with the retailer directly so it doesn't affect any of your consumer rights.
To use the scheme visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register, selecting the University College of Osteopathy as the organisation you wish to support. Then whenever you plan to shop online, use the links on the easyfundrasing site to access the website you want, and the UCO will receive a donation from the retailer when you make a purchase.
Find out more about easyfundraising.