Other Donation Methods
There are many ways to donate to Withington. Some of the most popular amongst our donors are:
Payroll Giving (Give as You Earn)
Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables employees to give to the Withington Girls’ School Trust straight from their gross salary (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief of up to £4 for every £10 donated. It is a tax-effective way for an employee to give a regular or one-off amount direct from their salary (monthly or weekly) to the Withington Girls’ School Trust. To be eligible to give in this way, your company must operate a payroll giving scheme. Please contact us if you’ve made a donation through your company’s scheme for our records.
Unlike Gift Aid, when using GAYE all the tax relief is given to the donor. The donation is simply a pre-tax deduction, reducing the amount of income tax taken from the donor’s pay. This means the donor gets immediate tax relief at their highest rate of tax.
For example, making a £20 donation to charity would work like this:
|As a 20% taxpayer:|
|Total donated to charity||£20.00|
|Reduction in tax||£4.00|
|As a 40% taxpayer:|
|Total donated to charity||£20.00|
|Reduction in tax||£8.00|
Many members of the Withington community have completed challenges, hosted parties and undertaken sponsored activities in aid of the Withington Girls’ School Trust. The Development Office can support any independent fundraising endeavours you may plan by offering assistance with publicity on school’s website, help with online giving and sponsorship packs and materials. Please contact the Development Office for more information.
If you would like to personally fundraise for bursaries or educational projects one of the easiest ways to collect donations and sponsorship monies is to contact us and we will provide you with the Withington Girls’ School Trust details and paperwork.
If you do feel able to support in this way contact us now, we are eager to hear from you.
Companies can claim corporation tax on all donations to the Withington Girls’ School Trust. When a company gives to the trust, the value of the gift can be offset against the company’s highest rate of tax. Company gifts can be made on a regular or one-off basis. For more information, please read this HMRC guide to tax incentives for corporate giving.
Gifts of publicly quoted shares are a tax-efficient way for both individuals and companies to help support Withington Girls’ School. When donors give or sell shares to the Withington Girls’ School Trust they can get substantial relief on their income tax bill, as well as exemption from capital gains tax on any gains they may have made on the shares. With the higher rates of income tax and capital gains tax currently at 40-50%, this can amount to a substantial tax break and all the tax relief goes to the donor. Guidance on ‘Guide to Giving Land/Buildings or Shares/Securities to Charity’ is available from the Gov.uk website
We are delighted to announce that Charities Aid Foundation America has determined the Withington Girls’ School Trust as eligible to receive grants from American donors. As a US resident your gift to the Withington Girls’ School Trust can be tax deductible if made to CAF America. CAF America is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission it is to increase the flow of charitable funds outside the US. Now donors are able to make tax-effective gifts to CAF America and suggest the Withington Girls’ School Trust as the grant recipient. You can make a donation through CAF America through their website.
Please contact the Development Office if you could like any further information about ways you can give to Withington.
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