Fundraising at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The OCHS Development Planning Committee works to raise funds in support of our academic activities, to support our students, and for a new and permanent home in Oxford.
Our trademark is built on world-class scholarship and the promotion of understanding, deep connections, and social cohesion, and we embody a non-political, and non-sectarian view of Hinduism. This view is reflected in our fund development strategy.

Our funds support:

  • Academic posts, research programmes, and teaching.
  • Scholarships and bursaries for students. 
  • Buildings and infrastructure.,

Support the OCHS now by donating to one of these key areas

Our promise to you

We will Commit to high standards

  • We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
  • We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
  • We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
  • We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice. 

We will be clear, honest and open

  • We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
  • We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
  • We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
  • We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice. 

We will be respectful

  • We will respect your rights and privacy.
  • We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
  • We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
  • Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.