Making a donation
You can support Downside using the secure and user-friendly JustGiving online donation facility.
Cheque, standing order, direct debit forms
Please download this form 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%.
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.
Tax effective ways to give from the US
US taxpayers can qualify for income tax deductions on gifts made to Downside by giving through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) in the United States. This is a 501(c) (3) US tax exempt non-profit organisation that supports the work we do here. Patrick Russell U68 and Honorary Vice President of the St Gregory’s Society is the current Treasurer of BSUF.
If you have US taxed income, gifts to us are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by US law. If you make a gift to the BSUF, IRS regulations let you express a preference for support of Downside.
Use this link to take you straight to the BSUF website www.bsuf.org to find out more or make a donation on-line, alternatively make out your cheque to BSUF and mail it to the address below accompanied by a letter expressing a preference for the support Downside Abbey Trustees:
British Schools & Universities Foundation,
575 Madison Avenue,
Suite 1006 New York,
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
Tel: +44(0)1761 235158