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You will have read in recent messages how the College is helping with the current pandemic, including the contributions of Churchillians involved in commenting and responding to the Covid-19 crisis.
The College is also maintaining support for the students left here and its staff, having furloughed many staff on full pay. All teaching and exams are currently being delivered online and our tutorial team are working as hard as ever to support our students wherever they may be in the world. Looking ahead , we plan to welcome students back to College in the Michaelmas term, as long as it is safe to do so.
The College is now faced with a 30% drop in income as we have lost almost all our rental and conference income this term and over the summer months, amounting to a shortfall of £1.3 million.
We anticipate during the coming months we will have greater demands from students for support: for postgraduates not funded by Research Councils, for student hardship and for bursaries and studentships as families struggle to deal with the economic consequences of the lockdown. As ever, it will be those from already vulnerable and financially insecure households who will be hit hardest.
To meet these financial challenges the College has launched a Covid-19 contingency fund to support the College's core costs and provide urgent support for students facing hardship.
In these uncertain times we are grateful for the past support of all our alumni and friends which have already given Churchill College the sound financial basis to weather this storm. This year, we will aim to launch our campaign Think Forward, which aims to boost our long- term financial sustainability so that we have some spare capacity to face any challenges the future may bring.
We are immensely grateful to those of you who have recently donated or continue to support other causes inside and outside College, but ask those of you who can give any amount to donate by using the link below.
Every gift will be matched pound for pound and make double the difference if your donation is received by the 30 June due to the generosity of a group of supporters and Fellows who have contributed to a matching fund of £150,000.
If you are considering a major gift please contact the Development Director