Ways to Give

Please join us and be involved in ensuring that nearly 500 years of tradition is matched by the provision of new resources to facilitate innovation and academic excellence for future generations.

As Cranbrook School is a registered charity (Charity Number 290237), we are able to turn 80p into £1, by reclaiming tax from the Inland Revenue, if you are a UK tax payer, at no extra cost to you. You can increase the value of your donation by giving tax efficiently. Please complete a gift aid form.

Regular Gifts

This is the most popular way of making a gift, as it spreads the cost over a period of time. Payments are normally made by standing order either monthly, quarterly or annually. By making a donation in this way you provide Cranbrook School with a regular income that enables us to plan ahead and use your donation more efficiently.

Single Gifts

Single gifts can be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Matched Gifts

Many companies worldwide match the donations their employees make to charities. Ask your HR Department whether they sponsor this scheme and increase your gift at no expense to yourself. If they run such a scheme, your HR department will activate the paperwork.

Payroll Giving

Many employers offer payroll giving, which means that you can give to Cranbrook School and get immediate tax relief at your highest rate of tax. The agreed donation is deducted from your pay (or pension) before PAYE is calculated, so you get tax relief straight away at your highest rate of tax. So if you donate £100, the cost to you at the basic rate is £80. If you are a higher rate tax payer the net cost on £100 would be £60. Please contact your employer about this option.

Transfer of Shares

Since April 2000, individuals have been able to receive income tax relief on gifts to charities, such as Cranbrook School, of certain shares, securities and other investments. In addition, no capital gains tax is payable on the full value of the gift. For example: Value of shares given £1,000 Income tax relief for higher rate taxpayer £400 Potential capital gains saving £ 400 ‘Cost’ to a higher rate taxpayer £ 200 To make a share gift, please contact the Development Office.

Legacy Pledges

Charitable legacies are donations made as part of your Will. By remembering Cranbrook School in your Will, you can create a legacy of learning and help to contribute to the future success of the School.  Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a contribution to the continued success of the school.  Please contact the Development Office for more information.