Ways to Give to St Cross from the UK
If you wish to support St Cross College, we would be delighted to receive your donation.
Gift Aid is a UK government tax scheme, which enables St Cross College to claim tax relief on donations from UK tax payers. If you would like to see 25% added on top of your gift, please mail us this Gift Aid Declaration - which can either be open ended (applying to a current donation and all future donations) or relating to a particular gift. Or if making a new gift you can Gift Aid it on our UK Giving Form.
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 St Cross College.
In order for your gifts to be eligible for Gift Aid, you must be a UK taxpayer who will have paid an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year (currently 25p for every £1 you donate). N.B. Other taxes that you may pay, such as VAT or Council Tax, do not qualify for Gift Aid relief.
Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid. However, the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on Corporation Tax.
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.
UK taxpayers who are paid under PAYE (Pay As You Earn) can maximise regular donations to St Cross College through the Payroll Giving scheme. Gifts made through Payroll Giving are taken directly from the gross pay, giving the benefactor immediate tax relief at the highest rate of tax for which they qualify.
For instance, a monthly contribution of £100 from a higher rate taxpayer through Payroll Giving would go straight to the University (minus a small administration fee payable to a payroll giving agency) and would only cost the benefactor £60.
Individuals who are UK taxpayers and interested in this method of giving need to request an application form from their employer, detailing their wishes to donate to St Cross College via the Oxford Development Trust Fund. The employer will then deduct a gift directly from the salary before tax is applied.
To give on PAYE please visit the Payroll Giving website.