There are a number of ways to Support Shrewsbury School and any donation, large or small, can make a tremendous difference to the School.
Regular gifts can be made to Shrewsbury School Foundation by setting up a Direct Debit on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Please print off our Gift Form.
Some of Shrewsbury School's most pressing needs can be met through annual gifts from Old Salopians, parents and friends. Please go to our Annual Fund section for further information.
Should you wish to make a one off donation to the Shrewsbury School Foundation by credit card please go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/shrewsburyfoundation. Alternatively, if you would prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to Shrewsbury School Foundation and post to Shrewsbury School Foundation, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7AB.
If your gift is eligible for Gift Aid, please print off the Gift Form.
If your employer has a Payroll Giving scheme you can make a donation to Shrewsbury School Foundation from your gross salary. Donations are deducted from your salary as either a monthly payment or as a one-off gift. Thus you get tax relief at the highest rate – for example, a donation of £10 will cost a 40% tax payer only £6.
Many companies support charities through a matched giving scheme which can double the value of your gift. If you make a gift to Shrewsbury School, we would be grateful if you could establish if your company operates this scheme as it could make your donation worth even more. Your Payroll or HR Department should be able to advise.
A Company or unincorporated association can make a donation to Shrewsbury School Foundation and can then claim corporation tax relief.
Donating Shares or Property
Donating shares can be one of the most attractive ways of giving as you can minimise both your income and capital gains tax liability. Shares listed or dealt on certified UK or foreign exchanges, units in authorised unit trusts and shares in OEICs are eligible. Not only are donated shares free of Capital Gains Tax, the market value can be deducted from your income tax liability. If you are higher rate taxpayer and you do not have room for additional capital gains exemptions it could be a tremendous opportunity to benefit your school.
We recommend that you consult your financial adviser to ensure that the gift of shares is right for you. If you would like to make a gift of shares please contact the Foundation Office.
By donating to Shrewsbury School Foundation and completing a Gift Aid form, we can claim an additional 25% from HMRC at no extra cost to you. Higher rate tax payers can also claim back the difference between higher and basic rate tax on the value of their gift including Gift Aid.
For example, if you make a Gift Aid declaration and donate £100, the value of your donation to the Shrewsbury School Foundation is £125. A higher rate tax payer can claim back 25% (the difference between the basic and higher rate of tax) of this £125 for themselves via their self-assessment tax return. Therefore a gift with a total value to the Shrewsbury School Foundation of £125 will cost a higher rate tax payer £68.75.
To be eligible for Gift Aid you must pay an amount in income or capital gains tax that is at least equivalent to the amount that all charities you donate to will claim on your donations during the tax year.
To discuss this further, please contact the Foundation Office.