What is CUCA?
Fisher House, as the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Cambridge, is funded almost entirely by the Cambridge University Catholic Association (CUCA) from donations by its members and income from investments built up over many years from donations, legacies and our recent appeal. The Chaplaincy receives no funds from either the University or the Church apart from a small subvention from the Oxford and Cambridge Catholic Education Board. The CUCA constitution can be downloaded here. The trustee and manager of CUCA is the Cambridge University Catholic Association CIO (CUCA CIO). The constitution of the CUCA CIO is available here.
CUCA consists of all past and present Catholic members of the University. Its chief responsibilities are the provision of a Catholic chapel for the University, the maintenance of Fisher House, of which it owns the freehold, the housing of the chaplains, and the safeguarding of Catholic interests in the University. Its meetings are attended by the Chaplain and his Assistants, and by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Fisher Society.
How can I help?
In order to maintain the buildings and provide the funding for Fisher House to operate, CUCA needs a steady flow of income. Although CUCA is always extremely grateful for one-off donations, we particularly welcome donations, however small, which are paid on a regular basis by standing order.
If you are a taxpayer, and you wish to make a donation, please also fill in a gift aid form. This allows CUCA to claim an extra 25p off the government for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you. Higher-rate taxpayers can even claim back some additional tax on their donations.