Making a Gift to St. John's College
As an independent College, St. John's is extremely appreciative of all the support given by its alumni and friends.
If you wish to make a regular gift, either monthly, annually or in another way, you can do this by letting us know your intentions and setting up a direct debit with your bank. If you wish you can make a gift in instalments online using this link and choosing the 'pledge' option.
Donating by Cheque
Please make your cheque payable to 'St. John's College' and indicate whether or not you are a UK taxpayer and would like us to claim gift aid on your donation. You can post free of charge to:
The Development Office,
St. John's College,
3 South Bailey, DH1 3BY
You can donate online as a one off gift or to pay in instalments using this link to the University website. All monies given this way are sent through to St. John's College.
Other Ways to Donate
If you wish to give by standing order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to do that. St. John's College can also receive donations via CAF, Stewardship, Sovereign Giving and most other UK-based charitable gift avenues.
If you wish to give to a specific project or fund within College, please state which one. Information about current projects can be found here. Otherwise your gift will be received as a 'general donation'.
Give As You Earn
With Give As You Earn - the UK’s largest payroll giving scheme - you can give directly from your pre-tax salary, so money that would normally be deducted in tax will go to charity instead. You just decide how much you want to give each month - it could be a couple of pounds, or hundreds or thousands - and who you want to give it to. Then your donation comes out of your pay packet before the government claims it in tax.
For more information see the CAF website www.cafonline.org
For UK residents and those who pay taxes to HM Inland Revenue, all donations can be considered for Gift Aid.
The Inland Revenue will pay any tax you paid on the amount of your donation back to College. So a £10 gift from you will bring £12.50 to the charity. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.
There is no need to complete any Gift Aid forms, just enclose a note with your cheque stating that you wish the donation to be Gift Aided. This request may also be made by phone or email. We will send you a copy of the Gift Aid declaration. Please state that you pay income or capital gains tax to the Inland Revenue equal to the amount that will be deducted as Gift Aid, currently 25p per pound.
If you give to us via standing order, you need to make the declaration only once unless your tax situation changes. You will, however, need to alert us to any changes of address, bank, etc. A standing order can also be stopped at any time.