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Support St John's

We are grateful for the many ways our alumni and friends support St John's and our students - in giving their time, expertise, financial support or a legacy pledge. 


Our Priorities

Find out which areas we're currently focusing our financial efforts.
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Leave a Legacy

Including a gift to St John’s in your will is a celebration of a community you treasure and the people you have encountered here.

SJCBC Blades Fundraiser

See how you can support our Boat Club by naming a blade.
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You can make a one off gift or set up a regular donation to St John's and claim Gift Aid through this online giving form.
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The Student Opportunities Fund

Thanks to the generous financial support of alumni and friends, current Johnians can apply for a range of College scholarships and bursaries for support. These grants allow recipients to take part in all aspects of university and college life on a deeper level - read these student blogs to see how they've made an impact.

Student Travel Bursaries

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra on Tour in Berlin

Musically talented Johnians Lucy Irving and Rosie Allen share their experiences in Berlin with the Durham University Palatinate Orchestra.
Berlin Orchestra

Pilgrimage to Israel

Ben Scott embarked on a pilgrimage to Israel, facilitated by the St John’s College Student Opportunities Fund.
Pilgrimage to Israel

Placement with the Diocese of Egypt

Daniel Tsoi shares how the St John’s Student Opportunities Fund helped him travel to Egypt to spend a month with the Anglican Diocese.
Placement in Egypt

Volunteering, research and extra-curricular activities

Learning about Deaf Culture and British Sign Language

Thanks to the Student Opportunities Fund, Hannah Bardsley was able to attend British Sign Language classes and gained a Level 1 qualification.
Learning about deaf culture

Joining the Durham Divas

Amy Turner tells us how the Student Opportunities Fund supported her to become a cheerleader within the Durham University Cheerleading Squad.

Making a Splash: Rethinking Water in Environmental History

With support from the Student Opportunities Fund, Alex Hibberts attended the European Society for Environmental History Summer School.
Bridge and sea