Making a donation

You can support Downside using the secure and user-friendly JustGiving online donation facility.

Give now using a credit or debit card by simply following this link: justgiving.com/downsideabbey

Tax efficient ways of helping Downside

To find out the most effective way of supporting Downside for you read about the tax breaks that could increase the value of your donation by as much as 40%. Click here to read more.

Cheque, standing order, direct debit forms

Please download these forms to pay by cheque or standing order and to complete the all important Gift Aid declaration so that we can increase the value of your donation by 25%.

Legacies

All bequests to Downside are exempt from Inheritance Tax. Make personal bequests up to the Tax threshold and leave the rest to Downside rather than the Chancellor. For more information in remembering Downside in your will click here.

In June 2011 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued proposals to encourage charitable giving on death. For deaths on or after 6 April 2012, it is proposed that estates that include charitable legacies of at least 10% of the net estate (after the current nil rate band of £325k) will benefit from a 36% rate of IHT (compared with the main IHT rate of 40%). More information can be found here

We are enormously grateful to all our supporters and we are committed to making your gift as valuable as possible to us as a charity. If you would like to find out more about the difference you donation will make then visit our future projects page.

To find out more about Transnational Giving in Europe click here.

If you have any questions about how to donate, please feel free to contact us:

Mrs Jane Vines
Director of External Communications
Email: jvines@downside.co.uk
Tel: +44(0)1761 235158