Support the Club

Donate via The Hawks’ and Ospreys Charitable Trust

For many years, alumni have supplemented Residents’ subscriptions to help run the Club and the Clubhouse in Cambridge. Historically this has contributed about £25k pa.

In May 2020, the Trustees started a quiet campaign to increase this, as the Clubhouse needed investment, and the pandemic threatened core income streams. Currently, (Sept 2021) we are up to £78k pa.

We continue to ask those who have never or have not recently given, to either set up a direct debit (see below) or update their donation status.

As a guide, we are asking for £10 a month, or more, if you can. We are targeting a recurring donation fund of £100k pa by the start of the 2022 academic year – please help us reach this goal!

Support for the Hawks’ Club falls within the objects of The Hawks’ and Ospreys Charitable Trust and the Trustees have the discretion to make grants to the Club. If you wish to support the Hawks’ Club for the enjoyment of current and future generations of Hawks, you can ask the Trustees to use your donation for this purpose.

All gifts made through the Hawks’ website are treated as being made to the Hawks’ and Ospreys Charitable Trust with an expression of wishes that the funds be allocated to the Club or other sports clubs affiliated to the University of Cambridge which you have indicated as the desired recipient of your generous gift. The Trust retains the discretion to allocate the funds for a broader purpose, but it fully intends to apply the funds in accordance with your wishes wherever possible. An expression of wishes shall not give rise to a trust or other legally-binding obligation.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid form, and the Trust will be able to increase the scale of its grants by claiming Gift Aid on your donation.

The Members’ Directory (click here) has been updated to show members’ donation status. A gold Hawks’ badge is next to the name of members who gave £1000+ last year, a silver Hawks’ badge next to members who gave £100+ and a bronze Hawks’ badge next to members who gave £99 or less. A Hawks’ Club lapel pin is given to members who donate £100+ each year (members with gold or silver badges next to their name). These lapel pins are available at the Clubhouse and at Club events (please get in touch if you would like a pin sent to you in the post).


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The Hawks’ and Ospreys Charitable Trust gives out over £30,000 each year to sports men and women to support their individual sporting aspirations. Your donation will add to the Trust’s endowment and enable us to increase the amounts we can give out. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid form, and the Trust will be able to increase the scale of your support by claiming Gift Aid on it.


For further motivation on why you should support us, please visit the Why Donate? page.


Please note that one-off donations are collected using Direct Debit, which is a safe and secure method of transferring your gift, and does not imply a recurring donation unless you have instructed so.

Donations from the USA

If living in the USA, please click here to access the CamInAmerica Supporting Cambridge page. When setting up your donation, please quote “for the benefit of the Hawks’ Club” in the section “Special Instructions/Other Designation”. Please also send an email to so that we can confirm the receipt from CamInAmerica.

Donations from other Overseas Countries

Please email and we will get back to you as to the best way to donate.