Gift Aid is a scheme used by charities and donors to reclaim tax on charitable donations. Through the Gift Aid scheme, if you are a UK taxpayer, Bedford School Foundation is able to claim an extra 25p per £1 donated – at no additional cost to you. Please make sure you make a Gift Aid Declaration when making your donation.

Use the calculator below to work out how much your donation will be worth to Bedford School Foundation.

If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim further tax relief when making your tax assessment. You can reclaim the difference between the basic rate of 20% and the higher rate of either 40% or 45% (depending on whether you are a 40% or 45% higher rate taxpayer, respectively). The table below shows this.

You Your
Gift
Cost to You Bedford School Foundation Receives
A UK basic rate taxpayer,
making a Gift Aid Declaration
£1,000 £1,000 £1,250
A UK 40% higher rate taxpayer,
making a Gift Aid Declaration
£1,000 £750 £1,250
A UK 45% higher rate taxpayer,
making a Gift Aid Declaration
£1,000 £687.50 £1,250
In the UK, not paying tax
or not making a Gift Aid Declaration
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Outside the UK* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000

 

*Donors from America or Canada can make tax-deductible contributions. Find out more on our Make a Gift page.