Tax efficient giving

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.

Tax-effective giving in the USA

The British Schools and Universities Foundation support school and university fundraising in the Commonwealth through tax-effective giving in the US.

Taxpayers in the USA can make tax-deductible gifts to the University of Stirling via The British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) Inc.

There are a number of ways you can make a gift to the University of Stirling:

  • Check (cheque);
  • Credit Card Securities;
  • Individual Retirement Account;
  • Leaving a gift in your will.

Every time you make a gift through the BSUF, they will send an email message notifying us of this gift (including the amount) so we can thank you for your generosity. BSUF will disburse the full amount of its grants (made up of individual gifts received for the University) to the University on a quarterly basis.

To make a gift, please visit The British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) website, quoting the University of Stirling and chosen project/fund you wish to support. Giver preferences are respected by the BSUF, but all grants are made at their sole discretion, as required by the IRS.

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