The University of Birmingham is a charity. You can support us in a variety of ways, from regular donations to legacies and Give As You Earn schemes.
Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and donor "Without philanthropy, the University of Birmingham would not exist, meaning our supporters truly are woven into our DNA. We are grateful to every one of the alumni and friends who have played their part in our history and hope you will continue to be a part of our future."
A regular Direct Debit allows you to manage your giving long-term and helps us plan our future funding more effectively. All donations made by UK taxpayers also qualify for Gift Aid, increasing the value of your gift by almost 25% at no extra cost to you. To set up a regular Direct Debit, please email email@example.com to request a donation form.
Text to give
Give £5 to our fundraising campaign today by texting CIRC02£5 to 70070.
UK taxpayers, remember to add 25% to your donation by responding to the reply you receive. We’d love to update you about the campaign’s successes so please follow the web link and tick the keep in touch boxes.
You can choose to make a single donation to an area of your choice through our online giving site.
All cheques should be made payable to the University of Birmingham and should be addressed to Development and Alumni Relations, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.
Our annual reunions for alumni who left 10, 25, 35, 40 and 50 or more years ago are a great opportunity for the year, as a group, to transform the lives of our students by making a Class Gift. For further information see the Influencing Innovation theme of our Circles of Influence campaign.
Donations of shares listed on a recognised stock exchange are eligible for relief of capital gains tax. In addition, the shares’ market value on the day of transfer can be offset against income tax liability in the year they are donated.
For more information on share giving, please visit the HM Revenue & Customs website
Leaving a legacy
Leaving a legacy to the University in your will is tax-efficient and straightforward to arrange. There are solid financial grounds for leaving a charitable legacy to the University of Birmingham in your will. Many estates are liable for inheritance tax (IHT), currently 40% in the UK, but any legacy you leave to Birmingham reduces your exposure to IHT. If you are leaving a legacy from the United States, your bequest is also deductible for estate tax purposes.
Contact Emma Hazelwood on +44 (0)121 414 7957 E.J.Hazlewood@bham.ac.uk for further information.
Also, for more information on the new UK legislation offering an inheritance tax discount of 10% to those leaving 10% or more of their taxable estate to charity, please click on the Legacy10 logo on the right hand side of this page.
If you are a Canadian taxpayer, your gift to the University is tax-deductible. Send your donation to the University, and we will send you a receipt which will be accepted by the Internal Revenue.
For more information on giving from Canada, please visit the HM Revenue & Customs website
Benefit your business
Becoming a corporate sponsor is a fantastic opportunity for you and your business. All companies will get tax relief when they give money to a UK charity by deducting the amount given from profits and paying less corporation tax. Companies can make gifts directly, or can offer a corporate matching gift scheme through which they double charitable donations made by their employees.
For further details, contact Matt Mangan, Director of Fundraising, via firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)121 414 8640.
For more information on giving to charity through your business, please visit the HM Revenue & Customs website
The University is an exempt charity under Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993. An exempt charity enjoys all the tax exemptions and other benefits of a charity, but is exempt from certain requirements, including the need to register with the Charity Commission. The University preserves its exempt status under the Charities Act 2006. As it is not on the Register of Charities, the University does not have a charity registration number, and, although it is a corporate body, the University is not a limited company therefore it is not registered at Companies House. It does have a tax-exempt Inland Revenue charities reference number (X7237).
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