Whilst our student-athletes are excelling on the water, we are seeking to address new challenges behind the scenes. Our commitment to providing our rowers a rigorous and formative experience remains firm. But to do that we need your support.

The costs of delivering one of London’s most iconic sporting and cultural events with 250,000 spectators has increased significantly over the last 20 years, resulting in lower levels of sponsorship income for the Club. To meet the challenge, we have put in place plans to diversify revenue to ensure we have a financially sustainable future – including inviting our community to support us.

Preparing six race-ready crews, ensuring they have the right equipment and support to train and to race, comes at a substantial cost each year. We also run an extensive development programme in which college rowers participate. Your gift to CUBC will enable young men and women to reach their sporting potential as part of a high performance team. You will be investing in the future, changing the experiences of young people on and off the water. Our aim is to build a strong financial base, ensuring cost is no barrier for a student athlete competing for a place in a Boat Race crew.

All gifts, large or small, are warmly welcome and hugely appreciated. We particularly welcome recurring gifts, which provide sustainable support for our student-athletes and coaches.  

Leaving a Legacy

“A decision to leave a legacy for Cambridge University Boat Club will have a lasting impact: it recognises the part that the Club has played in your life and the role that you can play in our future.”
Nick Bliss, Chair, The CUBC Foundation

Find out more about leaving a lasting and meaningful legacy by reading our brochure. You can also complete and return a CUBC legacy form by clicking on the link below.

Giving via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

In order to donate via CAF please visit the Charities Aid Foundation website and search for ‘UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE — GIFT REGISTRY’.

You will have three options to make a gift:

— CAF account/ CAF Charitable Trust
— Online card payment
— PayPal
You will be asked to select an amount to donate as well as whether you would like to give anonymously.

You will also be asked if you would like to add any special instructions for this gift. We kindly ask that you use this field to clearly specify the intended purpose of your donation ‘CUBC Pulling Together Fund’. This will help us to process your payment more efficiently. Finally, you will be asked if you would like to claim Gift Aid and for your personal details before confirming your gift.

Following your donation, you will receive an instant email confirmation from CAF. Please note that personalised communication from CUBC will be sent as soon as the gift has been processed at our end.

If you have any questions, please email our Gift Services team or contact Sarah-Kate Roberts at [email protected]

Give as you earn

Straightforward, tax-effective payroll giving. Give as you earn allows employees to give to any UK charity in a tax efficient way direct from their salary. Donations are deducted before tax is applied. This means CUBC gets more and it costs you less. A complete list of approved agencies for payroll giving.