Frequently asked questions

York Unlimited

What is the York Unlimited Giving Day?

The York Unlimited Giving Day is a time-limited online fundraising challenge commencing 9am BST on Wednesday 4 November and running for 36-hours until 20.59.59pm BST Thursday 5 November

It is a chance for you to get together online with the University of York community, wherever you are in the world, and help every bright mind at York to fulfil its potential. Every gift counts, from every person.

Why get involved?

In short, the York Unlimited Giving Day gives you the opportunity to make a lasting difference both to students at York and the lives of members of the City of York.

By giving as part of the York Unlimited Giving Day, the impact of your gift can be increased by helping to unlock larger match or challenge gifts donated by members of the York - if you’ve ever considered giving to York, there’s no better time to join us!

How do I get involved?

All you have to do is give! Every gift counts, no matter how big or small. You can also share your support on social media using #YorkUnlimitedGivingDay or by tagging us @uoyalumni, and you can also share your support with classmates, friends, family and colleagues to get them involved too.

Is my gift automatically counted in the totals for the York Unlimited Giving Day?

If you give online through the form on the York Unlimited Giving Day website, your gift will automatically be added to the totals immediately. If you choose to donate via another gift form (such as our US taxpayers form) or on the telephone, your gift will be uploaded to the York Unlimited Giving Day website during a manual upload (usually one per hour). However you give, if matched funding is available, your gift will be matched pound for pound!

Where will the funds go?

You choose! We’ve got 5 vital funds to choose from which, all of which support students and some of which will also support initiatives across the City of York and beyond.

If you would prefer to give to another area of the University, email us at giving@york.ac.uk so that we can best direct you to an area that you may be interested in supporting.

Wherever you choose to give, it’s your participation that matters most.

Can anyone participate in the York Unlimited Giving Day?

Absolutely! Support from everyone in the University of York community counts on this day, whoever you are, wherever you are in the world.

I’m not big on social media, so how else can I share?

The first thing you can do is to email, text, video call or phone your classmates to spread the word and encourage them to give, too - maybe you can make a group gift!

You can also get in touch with us at yustart@york.ac.uk to let us know how and why you’re taking part - we’d love to share your words (and any pictures or videos you’d like to share with us) on our social media channels.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the York Unlimited Giving Day website will be securely processed by Stripe. Any gifts through our usual online giving channels are also processed securely.

There is a reference on my bank account to 'Hubbub.net', is this normal and how are they affiliated to the University of York?

Hubbub.net is part of Sponsorcraft – the site provider for the University of York’s giving day software. To process donations via the site, Hubbub uses an API integration to connect to our payment gateway, Stripe. At the time of making your gift, Stripe will verify your card for processing by placing a £0.00 transaction on your account with the reference 'Hubbub.net'. Card authentication 'mock-chargers' are used widely across the banking industry to verify that accounts are genuine, while also protecting you and your account against fraud. If you have further questions please contact a member of our team via yustart@york.ac.uk.

Is there another way to donate during the York Unlimited Giving Day, other than online?

Yes, if you’re interested in other ways that you can give, please email yustart@york.ac.uk or call +44 (0)01904 324 467 and we’ll be more than happy to help you make your gift.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to email us at yustart@york.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1904 324 467.