If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate, whether that’s a one off or regular donation to Ipswich School. To register for Gift Aid you can either call the Development Office to provide an oral declaration, or you can print and return the form here.
Please let us know if you change your name or your home address, want to cancel your declaration, or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains tax.
One off donations
Single donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at any time through the following methods:
Cheque: Please make your cheque payable to Ipswich School and send it to the following address (if you wish your donation to be allocated to a specific project, please mentions this in your correspondence and we will ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes):
Online: Donations to Ipswich School can be made online using the following details:
Account name: Ipswich School Foundation
Sort code: 30-94-55
Account number: 04267983
Using JustGiving: Donations to Ipswich School can be made by visiting our JustGiving page here.
Charities Aid Foundation: Single gifts of any amount can be made by cheque or Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher. Please make all cheques and CAF vouchers payable to Ipswich School and send them to the Development Office. Please visit www.cafonline.org for more information.
BSUF (For US Taxpayers): We are members of the British Schools and Universities Foundations Inc., which enables US taxpayers wishing to donate to Ipswich School to do so tax efficiently. Please visit www.bsuf.org for full details on how to give (the preference for support should be Ipswich School)
Supporting Ipswich School through monthly. quarterly or even yearly regular donations affords the School the opportunity to plan ahead with more certainty when it comes to realizing projects. If you are able to donate to Ipswich School in this way, there are two ways to do so:
Direct Debit: If you would like to give regularly to the School through a direct debit please call the Development Office with your bank account details to hand, we would be delighted to set this up for you. Alternatively please print and complete the form here and send it to the Development Office (see address above)
Using JustGiving: Regular donations can also be set up by visiting our JustGiving page here and clicking on the “Make a monthly donation” link.
Standing Order: If you would like your bank to set up a standing order in favour of Ipswich School please speak to a member of the Development Office team, who will be able to help you.
Payroll Giving allows you to donate to Ipswich School before PAYE Tax is deducted which means that you don’t pay tax on your gift. If your employer offers a Payroll Giving Scheme, simply ask them to set up your regular donation to the School.
If you are in a position to make a donation through a company, one may find this the most advantageous way of supporting Ipswich School. The Company simply makes a donation and then claims tax relief when calculating profits for corporation tax. Donations can also be made over a period of time.
If someone is self-employed and wants to Gift Aid their donation it is handled in the same way as a donation from an individual.
Recent changes in legislation make this one of the most attractive methods of maximising the benefits to the Foundation and minimising Capital Gains Tax liability to the donor. Not only are donated shares free of Capital Gains Tax but the market value can now be offset against the donor’s Income Tax liability.
For a higher rate tax payer whose Capital Gains Tax annual exemption has already been used up for the year, the incentives are enormous, particularly if the value of the donated shares is substantially higher than at acquisition.
Transfer of Assets
Donations of Capital Assets, including shares, can be made directly to Ipswich School without the donor incurring a liability for Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax and no tax would be payable by Ipswich School if the value of the asset were subsequently realised.
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all our donors – OIs, current and past parents, companies, charitable trusts and foundations – who have kindly given to Ipswich School, including those that have chosen to remain anonymous. Every donation to Ipswich School, no matter its size, makes a difference. See what we have achieved so far thanks to all your support.