Make a donation

Thank you very much for your interest in donating to the Bradfield Foundation!

Prior to proceeding, just a quick check that you are aware the different ways of making a donation and the associated tax efficiencies that you might be able to benefit from. Perhaps donating a different way might work better for you?

Tax Relief When you donate to a Charity

The Bradfield Foundation is a registered charity (No. 900457) and as such it enables supporters of the College to give tax efficiently. The HMRC provides the following guidance:

Donations by individuals to charity are tax free, this is called tax relief. The tax goes to you or the charity.

How this works depends on whether you donate:

Gift Aid

Donating through Gift Aid means that the Bradfield Foundation can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it will not cost you any extra.

The Foundation can claim Gift Aid on most donations, but some payments do not qualify.

How to apply Gift Aid to your donation

If applicable, you need to fill in the Gift Aid Declaration when you complete the Bradfield Foundation donation form.

Your donations will qualify for Gift Aid as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April). NB The tax could have been paid on income or capital gains. You must tell the Bradfield Foundation if you stop paying enough tax to be eligible for Gift Aid.

Higher rate taxpayers

If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. You can do this either:


You donate £100 to charity - they claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125. You pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%).

With Payroll Giving, you don’t pay the difference between the higher and basic rate of tax on your donation.

Payroll Giving - Give as you earn

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Guidance

If you want to give to the Bradfield Foundation on a regular basis, payroll giving is a great option. Your donation is taken from your pre-tax salary, meaning that part of your donation comes from money that would have otherwise gone to HMRC. Ask your employer to set this up for you, Bradfield Foundation is a registered charity (No. 900457).

For example, as a 40% taxpayer making a £20 donation to charity:

Total donated to charity £20.00
You pay £12.00
Reduction in tax



Gift of Shares and securities

The giving of shares or securities to The Bradfield Foundation can be a highly tax effective way of donating. Charitable gifts of shares are exempt from capital gains tax and the donor can also claim relief against Income Tax for certain gifts of shares and securities.

Gifts from CAF

The Bradfield Foundation is very grateful for donations via CAF. Please make CAF cheques payable to The Bradfield Foundation and quote our charity number 900457. Please note CAF cheques do not attract tax relief.

Company Matching Gift Schemes

Many companies will match an employee’s gift to charity. Company funds used for eg the CAF Matched Giving are tax-effective and can be deducted from your organisation’s corporation tax.

Please contact Foundation staff if you require any additional information to be able to set this scheme up with your employer.

Leave a legacy

A gift may take form of a residuary, pecuniary or specific legacy, which may include a monetary gift, buildings, shares, land or other property.

Your donation to the Bradfield Foundation will either be taken from the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated or reduce your Inheritance Tax rate, if more than 10% of your estate is left to the charity.

If you would like to remember Bradfield in your Will, visit our Leaving a Legacy page.

Gifts from overseas

If you are living outside the UK tax regime, the Foundation will, where possible, help with your local tax regulations to enable you to give in the most tax efficient manner.

Transitional Giving Europe (TGE)

TGE enables donors resident in one of the participating countries to support charitable organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

Currently Belgium, Ireland, UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Poland participate in the scheme and both the donor and beneficiary need to be based within this group of countries.

For more information visit the TGE Website.

British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF)

As a US resident, your gift to the Bradfield Foundation can be tax deductible if made to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF).

To make a gift and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal Tax ID 13-616-1189), a charitable organization approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3).

There are several giving options. See the BSUF website for more information.

Make sure you designate ‘The Bradfield Foundation’ as the specific fund or purpose. Your preference will be respected, although it should be pointed out that, to comply with the IRS regulations, all grants are made at the sole discretion of the BSUF.