Thank you for making a gift – your support ensures that Worcester can continue to flourish. Every gift makes a real impact and, on average, donations from Old Members make up 25% of our annual income.

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Gift Aid & Tax-efficient giving

Your gift can have an even greater impact thanks to Gift Aid. At no additional cost to you, your donation can be increased by 25%.

At the basic rate of 20%, tax recovery will add £25 to every £100 donated at no extra cost to you. In order for your gifts to be eligible for Gift Aid, you must be a UK tax payer who will have paid an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax at least equal to the amount that all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes that you may pay, such as VAT or Council Tax, do not qualify for Gift Aid relief. Gifts made with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) or Charities Trust vouchers have already had Gift Aid claimed on them and passed to the charity, so further Gift Aid cannot be reclaimed.

Higher-rate taxpayers have an additional incentive to make their gifts under Gift Aid. You can claim for yourself the relief on the difference between basic and higher rates. For example, if you pay 40% tax and you give £100, the College reclaims £25 increasing the value to £125, and you claim the difference of £25, therefore the net cost to you is £75.

If you make a gift of shares to the College, you can claim tax relief equal to the market value of the shares on the day you make the gift. Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid. However, the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on Corporation Tax.