Ways of Giving
Gifts of any size are welcomed from those who wish to help us. We are immensely grateful to all those who choose to do so.
Your gift can be allocated to a fund of your choice (please see left). If you have no particular preference for any of the targets, but would nevertheless like to support our School through the Thinking of Our Tomorrows campaign, giving to ‘General Support’ gives the Bursar maximum flexibility in topping up areas where there may be a shortfall or other pressing needs.
There are many ways of supporting the Campaign, offering a range of tax benefits to the donor. Please see the relevant details below.
Tax Efficient Giving
Giving from the UK
Christ Church Cathedral School is part of the Foundation of Christ Church, Oxford, a registered charity (number: 1143423) and is thus able to reclaim 25p for every £1 given by a UK taxpayer at no extra cost to the donor, provided that he/she has paid an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax equal to the tax reclaim. Therefore, a gift of £100 is worth £125 to the School.
Furthermore, higher rate tax payers can also benefit from tax relief by claiming back the difference between the higher rates of tax at 40 or 45 per cent and the basic rate of tax at 20 per cent on the total value of their gross donation.
Giving from the USA
Donors, who are tax payers in the United States, can also make tax efficient gifts to the School. Please contact the Development Director for further details.
Types of Gift
A commitment is undertaken to make annual, quarterly or monthly payments for an agreed number of years (usually by standing order). This offers the School a predictable flow of income over the medium term as well as spreading the cost of the gift. Please see the donation form for further details.
A cash gift of any value can be made by cheque, credit card or bank transfer. Please see the donation form for further details.
Legacies are highly tax efficient, particularly where Estate Duty is likely to be incurred. Please refer to the School's Brewer Street Society section for further details.
Gifts of Shares
Gifts of shares in the UK receive income tax relief of 100% of their market value. Thus if shares worth £100k are donated tax relief based on this will be received in full, i.e. £40k at the higher rate of tax. This tax break goes straight to the donor and, in addition, gifts of shares do not attract capital gains tax. There are certain requirements of the donor, so please ask for more details.
If you wish to discuss any other way of support, please contact the Development Director.