Giving from the UK
To make a single gift by cheque or credit card, please fill out our Giving Form and return it to the Development Office. Credit card donations can also be accepted by telephone or fax.
You can make a real difference by making a regular gift. This also helps the College to plan for the future. Please complete the direct debit instruction on our Giving Form and return it to the Development Office.
Tax relief and the Gift Aid Scheme for UK taxpayers
Almost all gifts can be made tax-efficiently, and the process for doing so is now very simple. Gift Aid is now the predominant tax-efficient method of giving to charity in the UK. The scheme has also been extended to allow non-UK residents to make donations out of income or gains charged to UK tax.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can sign a Gift Aid declaration which enables the College to increase the value of your gift at no extra cost to yourself. The College is a registered charity (no. 1142297) and can reclaim UK standard rate tax on your donations.
In addition, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can reclaim further tax relief by making a personal claim on your self-assessment tax form.
Gifts made by individuals or companies are also entitled to a relief from income or corporation tax for gifts to charities of freehold or leasehold property.
Payroll giving (Give As You Earn)
Making a donation to GTC direct from your pay is tax free. You can take advantage of payroll giving if your pay or pension is taxed through PAYE and your employer offers a Give As You Earn scheme.
Please contact your employer, who will ask you to complete the appropriate form. This will be passed on to a Government-approved Payroll Giving Agency. All donations are made in confidence.