How To Give

Donations to the College are extremely welcome: all gifts, of whatever size, make a great difference to us. It is possible to specify how you would like a gift to be used and the Development Director is very happy to discuss possibilities and details.

The College is a Registered Charity (Charity Reference No: 1137456). It is simple to donate online, by downloading a donation form or by BACS.

If you would prefer to donate by standing order, please contact the Development Office.

Tax-Efficient Giving (UK Taxpayers)

Gift Aid

Emmanuel is a Registered Charity (number 1137456). This means that through the Gift Aid scheme, you are able to give tax-efficiently to Emma and boost the value of your donation. If you are a UK taxpayer, Emma can reclaim the basic rate tax at no extra cost to you as the donor, boosting the value of every £1 you donate by 25p.

If you are a higher (40%) or additional (45%) taxpayer, you can reclaim the difference between basic rate and higher/additional rate of tax by declaring your donation on your Self-Assessment tax return.

More information about Gift Aid is available.

Please record your Gift Aid Declaration using this online form.

A Gift Aid declaration (PDF) is also available.

Tax-Efficient Giving from a Company

Donations to the College offer tax benefits to companies when computing Corporation Tax liability. No forms are now necessary for companies to make tax-efficient donations to the College; the Development Office can advise.

Payroll Giving (GAYE)

It is possible to support Emmanuel through Payroll giving. Please see for more information.

Gifts of Properties and Works of Art

These are exempt from Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax.


Donations of shares can entitle the donor to tax relief on Income Tax, Stamp Duty, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Corporation Tax. More information on giving shares.

Legacy Gifts

Making a bequest to Emmanuel has tax benefits to the donor as legacies to charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax. More information on leaving a legacy.

Tax-Efficient Giving (Abroad)

Find out about making a gift tax-efficiently from outside the UK.

If you are subject to tax in both the UK and the US, it is possible to give to Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd, a registered charity in the UK, and be simultaneously eligible for tax benefits in both countries.