The Old Dovorian Trust is a registered charity established by Old Dovorians in May 1980 for the advancement of education, and is the Charity Division of the Old Dovorian Club. The Trust intends to support the college in its aim of getting the best out of everyone.
The Trust receives covenants, donations and legacies, mainly from ODs, and uses them for charitable purposes connected with Dover College, although, where appropriate, funds may be used for any educational purpose. These contributions have been received from ODs who have valued their connection with the college and wish to help the college to provide the same value and experience for future generations.
In recent years the Trust has bought sports and musical equipment for the school as well as contributing towards the costs of refurbishment of two boarding houses, the refectory and the chapel. In future, as the Trust grows, it is planned to increase the activities supported to help the college expand the quality of education and the quality of life of the students.