Funding and phasing

The project has been given highest priority by the University, whose Development Office has been working closely with Faculty members to raise funds from private individuals and from industry and commerce. So far we have accumulated more than 57 million pounds for the project, about 10 million of which comes from within Cambridge and the remainder from outside. The donations include seven major ones from individual benefactors who have recognised the importance of the project. The Joint Infrastructure Fund, set up by the Wellcome Trust, the Office of Science and Technology and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, is contributing 13.6 million pounds.

About three quarters of this huge building project has now been completed; the remaining buildings will be ready for occupation before the end of 2002.

We still have a funding gap of about 3 million pounds. Those contemplating making a donation are invited to discuss it with Anthony Tootal, Acting Director of the University Development Office <ajt27@cam.ac.uk>, or with Professor Peter Landshoff <P.V.Landshoff@damtp.cam.ac.uk>. Advice for American citizens on tax-efficient giving to the University may be obtained from the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States <mail@cantab.org>.


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