Donate Online Join the 1557 Club
We are delighted that you are considering your support for the Fitzwygram Foundation. Your generosity will help Hampton School preserve its long tradition of providing Free Places for boys whose families could not otherwise afford a Hampton School education. Many future Hamptonians, as well as the School, its governors and staff, will be hugely grateful.
We are most grateful to all those who are supporting The Fitzwygram Foundation in various ways, whether by a single donation, by regular giving to the Foundation’s 1557 Club, or by making a legacy. Here are some brief details to help you decide what suits you best.
Tax Efficient Giving
Taxpayers can maximise the impact of their donation to the Fitzwygram Foundation. Both in the UK and overseas gifts can be enhanced through a variety of tax concessions and charitable action. Your financial adviser can tell you more.
You can increase the value of your donation to The Fitzwygram Foundation, a registered charity, by completing a Gift Aid declaration form. This allows the Foundation to reclaim the basic rate tax of your gift (£25 of tax on every £100 that you gift). This means that that The Fitzwygram Foundation has £125 for Free Place Scholarships.
Donate by Post
To make a gift to The Fitzwygram Foundation by cheque or banker’s order, please fill in the donation form and return it toThe Fitzwygram Foundation, Hampton School, Freepost SEA0924, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HD
Those wishing to leave a legacy gift in their Will to the Fitzwygram Foundation, a registered charity, are invited to become members of the Hammond Society, a group of supporters who receive a Hammond Society tie and a regular invitation to the School. All charitable bequests, whether cash, shares or other gifts, are exempt from inheritance tax. Please contact Frank Keenan at the School for further information.
Donations from the US
If you live in the US and you would like to make a donation to the Fitzwygram Foundation, there are ways of making your gift tax-efficient. To facilitate donations, The Fitzwygram Foundation is registered with the BSUF, the British Schools and Universities Foundation. Please make your donation here.
Donations from Europe
Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) enables donors who reside in one of the participating countries to support charitable organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.
Currently, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland participate in the scheme. Further information is available here.
Companies and partnerships can make tax-efficient gifts to the Fitzwygram Foundation. Gifts can be one-off or regular and the value of the gift can be offset against the company’s highest rate of Corporation Tax. More information about corporate giving can be found here.
Donation of Shares
Publicly quoted shares can be gifted to the Fitzwygram Foundation in a tax-efficient manner. Donors can receive a significant relief on their income tax bill and an exemption from Capital Gains Tax on any gains they have made on the shares.
In addition to the guidance provided above, you are encouraged to seek independent financial advice.
More information about donating shares to a charity here.