How you can help

The Development Trust

Cultivating Excellence

Registered Charity No.1098579

Contact Details

For further information on the Development Trust please contact

Renée Gallina-Morris
Development Trust Office


Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5095

Why We Need Your Help

We are dedicated to improving farming, food production and the rural economy by growing the talents of the people on which their futures depend through the best possible learning environment and support.

We firmly believe that a well-educated, highly skilled and motivated work force provides the best investment for the future success of the land-based industries. All donations received by the Development Trust will be used to fulfil the aims of the Trust, namely to support students financially through the award of scholarships in order that they may take part in higher education and to provide first class facilities via larger capital programmes to support their learning.

How You Can Help

The Development Trust would be delighted to discuss ways in which financial support can be provided, and a full range of funding opportunities is available on request. The University is happy to recognise publicly the generosity of its supporters and to discuss ways in which this might be brought about.

How to Make a Gift

Any contribution you are able to make, no matter how small, will be gratefully received and will be used to support the work of the Development Trust and Harper Adams University. We would be pleased to accept donations in a number of ways including cheques, credit cards, direct debit or standing order.

Your gift can be made as a single donation or spread monthly or annually over a period of time. Gifts are made to the University via the Development Trust which is a registered charity.

As a UK taxpayer, your gift can be worth more to the Development Trust if you complete a Gift Aid declaration as HM Revenue and Customs will allow the Trust to claim back the basic rate of tax that you have paid on it. If you are a higher tax rate payer you can also benefit by reclaiming from HM Revenue and Customs the difference between the basic and the higher rate of tax for the amount of your gift.

Businesses, too, can claim tax relief on donations of money using Gift Aid, whether the donations are large, one-off or regular payments. Gift Aid works in a variety of ways depending on the type of business, whether it is a company, a partnership or sole trader (self-employed).

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