Cork University foundation (CUF) is a registered charity, No. 11831, through which funds raised by the activities of the Development & Alumni Office at UCC are donated to the university.
CUF is an "approved body" authorised by the Irish Revenue Commissioners for the purposes of tax relief under Section 848A and Schedule 26A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (as inserted by Section 45 of the Finance Act 2001).
Individuals and corporate entities, based in Ireland, can donate to University College Cork through the Cork University Foundation, and may obtain tax relief on their donations. If a donation to CUF is to qualify for tax relief, it must be at least €250 in any year of assessment or accounting period. There is no maximum amount which can qualify for relief and relief is also available for donations made by instalments e.g. direct debit.
The Development and Alumni Office (the executive arm of the Cork University Foundation) fosters partnerships of mutual benefit with individuals, trusts and foundations and the corporate sector. These partnerships are vital as they enable the university to provide an excellent standard of teaching and research and a quality third and fourth level educational experience for students.
The Development and Alumni Office offers opportunities to individuals and corporations to become involved in capital development and heritage projects as well as academic and research programmes. For more details of the type of activites UCC's partners support please take a look at What You Have Helped to Achieve. If you would like to talk with a member of the Development an Alumni team please Contact Us.