Make a Donation
I support Summer Fields because I much enjoyed my time at the school, I was terrifically well taught and made friends for life. I always describe the 5 years at Summer Fields amongst the happiest of my life. I would like to support more people to have that opportunity.
Regular Donor and Old Summerfieldian
We welcome participation at any level, whether a one-off gift or regular gift, big or small, every gift is significant.
You can make a single or regular gift to 'Summer Fields School Trust Limited' registered charity no. 309683 through one of the options listed below.
To ensure we treat your donation as you wish, we would appreciate it if you would complete a donation form and return it to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post (Development Office, Summer Fields, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN).
Over the phone
by credit or debit card
tel: 01865 459 230
by credit or debit card.
by cheque payable to 'Summer Fields School Trust Ltd' and posted to the Development Office, Summer Fields, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN
By bank transfer
to 'Summer Fields School Trust Ltd', NatWest sort code: 60-16-07, account number: 660 343 88, swift code: NWBKGB2L, IBAN: GB16NWBK60160766034388
By direct debit.
Please contact the Development Office for a direct debit form.
Maximise your donation
To make the most of your gifts to Summer Fields we would like to draw your attention to a number of initiatives which add value to your donations at no additional cost to you.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donation by 25% with Gift Aid. Administered by the Inland Revenue, the scheme allows us to claim 25p for every £1 you donate. So, for example, if you donate £20 we can claim an extra £5, making your gift worth £25. Please complete and return the Gift Aid declaration on our donation form.
To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount we will claim in the tax year.
If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. Do this either:
- through your Self Assessment tax return
- by asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code
To learn more about Gift Aid please visit the HMRC website.
Gifts of Shares
A gift of shares can be a highly tax effective way of supporting Summer Fields as it may be possible for you to make a substantial tax saving, not only on capital gains tax, but on income tax as well.
Please note that Summer Fields is unable to give financial advice, so please seek professional advice and contact HMRC for information.
Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn) allows employees to donate tax-free to charities through their pay. The donation is taken from their pre-tax salary so part of the donation comes from money that would otherwise go to HMRC.
Payroll Giving is the most tax-efficient way to give to charity - and is the only way a 40% or 50% rate taxpayer can donate their full tax on a donation (unlike Gift Aid, which is only ever a standard tax-free donation).
Matched Giving is when an organisation matches the amount an employee donates to a charity.
The level of Matched Giving depends on your company’s policy, as does the upper limit of amount raised.
A list of companies which we understand will match the charitable gifts of their employees is available here. This list is by no means definitive – please do let us know if you find any omissions or errors. A number of overseas organisations also operate similar schemes, particularly those in the US.
Gifts in your Will
Gifts of Real Property
From April 2002, gifts of property, i.e. land and buildings, have been given relief from income tax in a similar way to gifts of shares. The donor deducts the full market value of the property, less anything received in return, from their income for tax purposes.
Please note that none of the above content constitutes tax advice and is a generic overview of options for donors, if you are unsure of any tax issues that you may have (in particular if you are considering making a significant donation, or if your tax affairs are at all complex) seek professional advice.