OU Giving Day

Thank you! Our Giving Day has now ended. We are so grateful to the whole OU family for getting involved and showing their support.  

If you would still like to support us, please visit Donate | Open University

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Since The Open University (OU) first began in 1969, we have made it our mission to open up education for all. Over fifty years on, we continue to widen access to education and now more than ever it’s vital that students from all backgrounds are given the opportunity to succeed and rewrite their futures.  

Join us from 9am on Tuesday 6th July to 9pm on Wednesday 7th July for our first ever OU Giving day – a 36-hour challenge to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries that will forever change the lives of disabled veterans, carers and current and future OU students. 

So many students are already rewriting their futures through the Open Futures Fund of scholarships and bursaries, yet there are many more out there right now who so desperately want the same opportunity to transform their lives. You can give them that all-important chance. It is only through the collective power of philanthropy that we can continue providing crucial scholarships and bursaries, as the Open Futures Fund relies on the gifts and generosity of OU alumni and supporters.   

By coming together as a global OU family, we can do so much good and keep breaking down the barriers to education that are holding people back. 

All the money raised will go to supporting the Open Futures Fund of scholarships and bursaries. You can find out more about the Fund on the campaign pages below. 


There are so many fantastic ways to get involved – from sharing posts on social media to making a donation, we want every single member of the OU family to be involved. 

 

Together we can rewrite futures. 


Click here to learn about the Open Futures Fund



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Double Your Donation to Open Futures
Any donations made towards the Open Futures Fund between 4pm - 9am will be doubled! (up to a value of £4,000)
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Double Your Donation to Open Futures
Any donations made towards the Open Futures Fund between 4pm - 9pm will be doubled! (up to the value of £4,000)
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Earlybird Challenge
If 160 people give before 9am on Tuesday 6th July, £1,000 will be unlocked!
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Quickfire
Help us reach 250 donors by 10.30 to unlock £1,000!
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First Time Donor Challenge
£2,000 unlocked when 75 donors make their first ever gift to the OU!
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Previous Donor Challenge
£1,000 unlocked when 75 previous donors support the OU's Giving Day.
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Recent Alumni
When 75 alumni since 2010 make a gift £2,000 will be unlocked!
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Pioneer Alumni
When 75 alumni from the first 10 years of the OU make a gift £500 will be unlocked!
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650 Donors
£1,000 unlocked when we hit 650 donors!
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£1,500
750 Donors
£1,500 unlocked when we hit 750 donors!
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Help us reach 1,250 Donors!
£5,000 unlocked when we hit 1,250 donors
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Triple Your Donation to Disabled Veterans!
Every £1 towards Disabled Veterans will become £3 (up to a value of £17,500)
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Or you can contact us at giving@open.ac.uk.