Thank you for considering a gift to the St Catharine’s Campaign. Below you will find information on the various ways in which you can make a gift to the College, and how you and the College might benefit from tax-efficient schemes for charity giving.
If you are giving from overseas, you can read more about tax-efficient ways to donate to St Catharine's.
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
UK residents can donate to St Catharine's from their mobile phone. To make a one-off donation, text 'CATZ + your gift amount' to 70085 (e.g. 'CATZ 20'). To make a monthly donation, text 'CATZ + your gift amount' to 70450. Further information.
Giving via cheque
If you would prefer to send a cheque, please download our gift form, and post it with your cheque to the Alumni and Development Office.
If you are a UK taxpayer, we may be able to reclaim tax on your gift and increase its value to the College by 25%. This will also enable you to claim tax relief in your Self-Assessment tax return if you are a higher-rate taxpayer - please see the UK government's website for full, up-to-date details.
You can ask us to claim Gift Aid at any time by downloading the Gift Aid declaration, completing the form and returning it to the Alumni and Development Office. We are also able to take Gift Aid declarations over the phone if you would prefer.
Many companies now operate gift-matching schemes. When an employee makes a gift to a registered charity, the company may match it in full or in part. To find out if your company operates such a scheme and to obtain a copy of their gift-matching form, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.
Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme.
To find out more about Payroll Giving and if your company operates the scheme, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.
Gifts of listed shares and securities
St Catharine’s welcomes gifts of listed shares and securities. Gifts of listed shares and securities by UK taxpayers attract full relief from Capital Gains Tax and, in addition, allow the donor to claim Income Tax relief on the full value of the shares or securities at the time they are transferred to the College resulting in a double tax saving. For further information on the benefits of donating shares, please contact the Alumni and Development Office.