Ways to support Emerson's work

Emerson College is a registered charity and, as an independent adult education institution, we want to be as inclusive as possible and continue to accept a wide-range of international students.  We are not only a College but also a living and working community; many activities do provide an income, but our students find it increasingly hard to meet the full costs of their programmes and subsistence, and we would like you to help us to support them.

Our work is made possible through the support of many people who volunteer their time and expertise; we also rely on donations and loans of funds to maintain the buildings and our beautiful grounds.  

Donating to Emerson



 Every amount you donate to Emerson College, however small, will help us:



• offer affordable prices to students for their courses, accommodation and meals

• maintain and renew our ageing buildings

• develop new courses

• support volunteers who give their time to help with practical work on the site


We are extremely grateful to Mira Showers Ltd for enabling the college to provide shower facilities for disabled visitors.  Also to Mid-Sussex Timber for providing paving products for Emerson's Biodynamic Garden.


There are three ways that you can help:


1/   The Community Support Scheme

Join the Worldwide Emerson Community and become part of the monthly support group. We can all help to keep Emerson bright and buzzing for many future generations. The more people join – the deeper is the foundation it provides!  The Community Support scheme is based on the idea that charitable places can be carried by a large community. It is not a membership and will not give you any special benefits in return, except a feeling of connection and a warm heart!

Please click below to make a regular monthly contribution.  Thank you!

Please choose your amount first:


2/  Make a larger recurring or one-off donation


3/  Volunteer

Click here to find out more.....


N.B. if you do not have or want to open a Paypal account, you can still join the support community by setting up a standing instruction to your bank to pay into the Emerson account: 

Bank: HSBC Bank plc, 38 London Road, RH19 1AB East Grinstead, UK
Sort Code: 40-20-09 Account number: 11282174
IBAN:  GB11HBUK40200911282174

Make your donation go further with GiftAid

Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by UK Taxpayers. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter.

If you are a UK Taxpayer and would like to increase the value of your donation at no extra cost:

  • First make your donation by Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cheque
  • Then click on the GiftAid button below to fill in our online GiftAid form




Investing in Emerson - offering low interest loans

Do you have funds which you do not wish to donate, but can allow us to use for a few years?

We are always in need of low-interest loans to provide working capital and reduce our bank borrowing. Many friends have helped the College in this way over the years.  Sizeable loans can be secured against College property if required. If you feel able to help in this way, please do get in touch with Steve Briault on (+44 1342 822238) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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