Tax Efficient Giving

Gift Aid

Alumni who are UK taxpayers can make their donations tax-efficient by completing a Gift Aid declaration, allowing BNC to reclaim 25p for every £1 donated.

Gift Aiding your donation is an easy and effective way to maximise the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. You must pay Income or Capital Gains tax at least equal to the amount we will reclaim, and if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can get further tax relief by completing the relevant section on your HMRC self-assessment tax return form.

Donations made online can be Gift Aided, or alternatively you can complete the Gift Aid section on the donation form.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables employees to give to UK charities out of their gross salary, thereby receiving immediate tax relief. All you need to do is ask your payroll department to deduct a regular charitable contribution from your salary. For more information, please visit the Payroll Giving website or contact the Development Office .

Gifts of Shares

Making a gift of shares to a charity can result in substantial tax relief for the donor. If you are interested in making a gift of shares to BNC, please contact us .


Leaving a gift to a charity like BNC in your will can reduce Inheritance Tax liability, is easy to do, and can have a significant impact on BNC's income. Please visit our legacy pages for further details.

In the USA

Americans for Oxford

Alumni and friends of Brasenose who are United States tax payers can make their gifts tax-effective by giving through Americans for Oxford, Inc., the University's North American fundraising body.

You can make a gift using the Americans for Oxford online form, stating that you wish your donation to go to Brasenose College, or you can download the donation form below.

US Donation Form

Oxford Planned Giving

Brasenose is one of the founder-Colleges of the Oxford Planned Giving (OPG) consortium. OPG was established in 2005 to help US donors establish plans for deferred gifts, such as Charitable Remainder Trusts. These will enable donors to make a lasting contribution to the College, and to enjoy considerable tax savings. For more information, please contact the Development Office.

In Canada

For Canadian taxpayers, Brasenose can issue a receipt in line with Canadian Tax Law. You can donate using the form below, or use the University's online giving website, ticking the box to indicate that you wish to receive a Canadian tax receipt.

Canada Donation Form

In Europe

Transnational Giving Europe allows residents of several European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland) to make tax-efficient cross-border donations to UK-based charities. To make a transnational gift to BNC, it is necessary to contact the representative body in your country. Contact details can be found on the Transnational Giving Europe page.

The rest of the world

At present we do not know of any other schemes in place for residents of other countries, however we would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows of a scheme that exists for their country. Alumni in countries not listed here can make a donation by completing the rest of the world donation form and returning it to Brasenose College.

Rest of the World Donation Form