Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donation by choosing to donate through Gift Aid. Gift Aid adds an extra 25% to your donation, at no extra cost to you. If you give through Gift Aid, you need to make sure that you have paid the amount of tax that Fitzwilliam will claim back.

Higher rate taxpayers can also reclaim the difference between the Basic and Higher (40%) rate of tax. So a gift of £100 would cost a Higher rate taxpayer £75, once tax had been reclaimed. This can be done either through your Self Assessment tax return, or by contacting HMRC and asking them to amend your tax code.


Example: a gift to Fitzwilliam of £1,000

Gift amount

Gift aid

Tax reclaim

Final cost to donor

Benefit to Fitzwilliam


Cash Gift with Gift Aid
Basic Rate Taxpayer

£1000

£250

-

£1000

£1250


Cash Gift with Gift Aid
Higher Rate Taxpayer

£1000

£250

£250

£750

£1250


Cash Gift with Gift Aid
Additional Rate Taxpayer

£1000

£250

£312.50

£687.50

£1250


Gift Aid calculator

Use the Gift Aid calculator below to calculate how much your donation will be worth to Fitzwilliam, and how much tax you could reclaim.

Proposed Donation: £      Basic Tax Rate (%)

Full value of donation with Gift Aid: £

But if you pay a higher tax rate of 40%
then you may reclaim higher rate relief of: £