Tax efficient giving to charity

Gift Aid (UK)

Gift Aid is a UK government tax scheme, which enables the University to claim tax relief on donations from UK tax payers.

If you would like to see 25% added on top of your gift, please ‘tick’ the Gift Aid Declaration on the donation form or when making a gift on-line.

For every £1 a UK tax payer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax is added. A £100 gift with Gift Aid, therefore, is worth £125 to the University.

  • In order for gifts to be eligible for Gift Aid, the donor must be a UK taxpayer who will have paid an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the University will reclaim on the gifts in the tax year in which they are made.
  • Gifts made with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) vouchers have already had Gift Aid claimed on them by CAF and passed to the charity, so further Gift Aid cannot be claimed.

501(C)3 (USA)

501(C)3 status and US donors
The University is an Associate Member of the American Fund for Charities (EIN 52-2109597), a US non-profit organisation which supports the work of charitable organisations throughout the world.

Donations made by US taxpayers to the University, as an Associate of the American Fund for Charities, is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law

Prior to making your donation please contact Lindsey Donald, Head of Development & Alumni Services (lindsey.donald@stir.ac.uk) who will ensure you have the correct paperwork.

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