Truro School Foundation
Any gift, no matter how big or small, will have a life-changing effect on a child for whom a bursary might be the only way of accessing Truro School education. Giving a one-off gift can make an immediate impact to our fundraising, whereas a regular gift, whether monthly or annually, can help allow the School to plan for the future.
“Together, we can make a world of difference.”
Donate by Cheque
If you would like to donate by cheque you can do so by downloading and completing the Donation Form.
Please make your cheque payable to the “Truro School Foundation Ltd”.
Regular gifts can be made by Direct Debit on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Please click on the DONATE ONLINE button above to set up your regular, or one-off, gift. You can make a one-off donation using a credit or debit card.
By gift aiding your contribution we can reclaim an additional 25p in every £1, making your gift worth even more at no extra cost to you.
Please make sure you check the “Gift Aid” box on the donation form if you qualify.
Leaving a Legacy
Truro School Foundation is a registered charity (charity number: 1070969) and accordingly, all legacies made to the Foundation are exempt from UK Inheritance and Capital Gains Taxes.
Under current rules, if you leave 10% or more of your chargeable net estate to charity, the Inheritance Tax (IHT) rate on the whole of your taxable estate is reduced from 40% to 36%. You can read some useful general information about types of legacies here.
If you have already included, or intend to include The Truro School Foundation in your Will, we would be most grateful if you would kindly let us know by completing and returning the pledge form below. This does not commit you in any way, it simply enables us to respond appropriately.
If you have already made your will it is simple to add a codicil by downloading the form below.
Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme. Some will match pound for pound, and others will double match any donations which its employees make to registered charities. Please check with your Payroll or HR department as to whether your company do operate such a scheme as this could make your donation worth even more.
Shares and Securities
Individuals can obtain a double form of tax relief by donating gifts of equities. The market value of the gift can be offset against any income tax liability and in addition the gift would be exempt from any liability of Capital Gains Tax.
Truro School Foundation can accept gifts of assets, such as property or land, which are not subject to Capital Gains Tax or Capital Transfer Tax. Donors may consider making a bequest of cash investments or other assets, all of which would be free of Capital Transfer Tax on death.
If you would like to make a donation from overseas you can do so by completing the donation form, which you can download or you can make an electronic bank transfer, which can be arranged by contacting the Development Office:
Inland Revenue Yearly Repayment
If as a result of your tax assessment the Inland Revenue is required to make a payment to you, the IR offers UK taxpayers the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive what may be an unexpected repayment.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure all information is correct, we recommend you consult your tax advisor and accountant when considering changes to your financial affairs. You may also refer to the Inland Revenue website at hmrc.gov.uk for the latest information on tax-efficient giving.