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For over seventy five years Newbattle Abbey College, one of Scotland’s historic and educational gems, has enabled hundreds of students to transform their lives and aspirations. As “Scotland’s Life-Changing College” we offer adults with few or no qualifications the opportunity not only to engage with high quality learning within an historic heritage environment but to develop skills for employment and citizenship.

Many of our students are disadvantaged adults who are returning to learning, and looking for a ‘second chance’ to turn their lives around. With your help, we can continue to enrich and change people’s lives for many years to come.

Where Your Donation Will Go

Unlike most other colleges in Scotland’s College sector, Newbattle receives from state sources only around a third of the annual income which we need to run the college. The Scottish Government funding we receive each year is focused on core teaching and learning activities. There is also a bursary scheme contributing to student’s tuition fees and residential living costs. However, we require additional funds to help us maintain and improve our facilities and provide a better learning experience for our students.

Examples of projects that your donation will go towards include:

  • Student Support – aimed at giving very disadvantaged students the basic financial support they need to stay in education
  • Redevelopment of residential accommodation – we are hoping to make some much needed improvements to our residential accommodation
  • Refurbishing a former Business Park Unit to provide a Rural Skills base, including installation of heating and efforts to improve energy efficiency
  • Landscaping the Italian Garden, including the provision of benches and plants for the flower beds

How Can I Donate?

Regular donations, small or large, are of vital importance to us. You can help by donating securely on line via PayPal.

If you would prefer to donate by cheque you can download a donation form and send it with your cheque to:

Newbattle Abbey College
Newbattle Road
Dalkeith EH22 3LL

Cheques should be made payable to’ Newbattle Abbey College’.

Increase Your Donation at No Extra Cost to You

By using Gift Aid, you can increase the value of your gift to Newbattle Abbey College (currently 25p for each £1 you give) at no extra cost to you.  This means for every £1 donated, the college receives £1.25p.

If you would like to donate without using Gift Aid, please change the option after entering your donation amount.

By agreeing to use Gift Aid, you are confirming the following statement:

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for the current tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I have given.

Please notify the college if your circumstances change. If you are unsure if your gift qualifies for Gift Tax relief, please ask your local tax office.

Donation Form

You can donate to Newbattle Abbey College using the Paypal system below (which also includes options to pay by debit/credit card if you don’t have a Paypal account).