May 2017: Protesters in Budapest rally against the Hungarian government's attempt to force the closure of the Central European University (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh)

Please donate to support our work, which saves and transforms lives. We are grateful for all donations, large or small.

Albert Einstein led our first appeal for funds in October 1933, speaking at the Royal Albert Hall about the need for urgent action to defend individual liberty and academic freedom against the rise of fascism.  Unfortunately, the need now is as great as ever.  Independently-minded academics are often seen as a potential opposition, by repressive regimes and extremist groups, and are deliberately targeted.  Others, caught up in conflict, can no longer work, and face the risk of deliberate kidnap or random death.  So Cara’s work, to save and transform the lives of academics like these at risk around the world, continues.  The most recent crises in the Middle East have led to a sharp rise in applications for help.  We urgently need more funds to respond, and to continue our mission.

Single or Regular Donations

Your donation will help us to support at-risk and exiled academics who are looking to rebuild their lives, or to find a place of sanctuary to continue their work. We welcome all donations, but many people need help over several years, and regular donations make it easier for us to plan with confidence. You can donate online or via post. People with connections, past or present, to a university or learned society might like to consider supporting our ‘10 x 20’ campaign .

Text Donation

To make a one-off donation, you can use your mobile phone. To do this you simply text ‘CARA33’ with the amount to 70070. For example to donate £10, you text ‘CARA33 £10’. This service is free of charge. Your mobile provider may charge the standard SMS fee.

Leave a Gift in your Will

For over eighty years legacies have played an important part in helping us continue our work. We appreciate that the interests and well-being of relatives and close friends will naturally come first. It is when they have been provided for that we ask you to remember Cara, so that we can help future generations of academics at risk. If you would like more information, please download our legacy brochure here.

Donate in Memory

Donating in memory is a positive way of remembering a loved one. You can ask family and friends to make donations to Cara by putting this in your will, or you can give online or via post, telling us in whose name the gift is being made. If you wish, your name and the name of the person in whose memory you have donated can be recorded on our donations in memory page.
If you require any further advice on donating to our cause please contact us.