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

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 US Donation Form.

In Canada

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

In Switzerland

The Swiss Friends of Oxford University (SFOU) has been set up as an association (Verein) under Swiss law and has a tax ruling from the canton of Zug recognising its tax-exempt status. Under the rules of the Association, donations from Swiss residents are tax deductible, and legacies are exempt from any applicable cantonal gifts tax, provided that they support capital projects, research projects, academic posts or student scholarships. You can donate using SFOU's online giving website. SFOU are able to set up single or regular donations towards Brasenose.

In Germany

The German Friends of Oxford University is a registered charity authorised to issue donation receipts to German donors, allowing them to offset charitable gifts from their taxable income in Germany. Legacies are treated in the same way as lifetime donations for the purposes of inheritance and gift tax in Germany. Contact Dr Jan Willisch to donate.

The rest of 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.

Hong Kong

The University of Oxford China Office is a charity in Hong Kong under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. If you are a taxpayer in Hong Kong, the office can issue you with a tax receipt. For more information visit the China Office website or to donate, complete the Hong Kong Giving Form and email it to [email protected]

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 donating online through the University of Oxford giving page

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