General Education Fund
Wycliffe Hall is just establishing an endowment fund, so currently our annual operational costs (covering salaries, buildings upkeep, etc.) must be met entirely by means of income raised during that year—through tuition fees, property rental or partnerships with other institutions or programmes. We see it as essential, while being as economical as possible in all our administration, to maintain our current level of teaching staff (roughly one tutor for each ten students). This enables the close supervision of students, which is not only a part of Oxford’s method of education but also a vital ingredient within a Christian community—encouraging appropriate accountability and attention to the individual.
We need to raise £200,000 each year to meet a theological college’s costs and to maintain the level of operation that gives Wycliffe Hall its distinctive academic and personal qualities. Please consider giving a gift to our General Education Fund. This gift could take the form of an endowment, if you so desired.
Wycliffe Hall has several small funds (including the Bishop Stephen Neill Fund), which can help scholars and pastors from the two-thirds worlds to visit us for a short programme of personal study. Yet what is vitally needed now are scholarship monies to enable students from the UK and overseas to enrol for our year-round courses (the tuition fees for which are set by the University of Oxford).
We need to offer scholarships in the range of £2,000-£2,500 to each of our students. This will include both ordinands (the remaining balance of whose tuition fees are met by central Church financing) and those paying from their own resources. Failure to offer these scholarships would inevitably cause students to enrol with other theological colleges instead (if ordinands), or with other colleges within Oxford (if seeking to pursue graduate studies). It is therefore essential that we are able to disburse around £200,000 each year in scholarship ‘awards’.
Please consider a gift into our Scholarship Fund. This gift could, if preferred, be tied specifically to a particular category of student, or even to a named student. If you would appreciate appropriate contact between yourself as the donor and the beneficiary of your donation then this could be established. This gift could take the form of an endowment, if you so desired. And a major gift may be made in memory or honour of someone.