Other ways to give

Explore the different ways you can support Cardiff University.

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Give in your Will

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will, including suggested wordings and our will writing jargon buster.

Giving shares

Donating your shares to Cardiff University can be a tax-effective method of making a gift, as you can claim full tax relief to the market value of your shares.

To do this, your shares will need to be transferred directly to the University. Please do not sell them yourself.

Your broker or company registrar may charge you for transfers you make to the University – but any changes incurred can be added to the notional value of the shares sold.

Income Tax Relief

By making a gift of shares, you'll receive income tax relief at your highest marginal rate, as follows:

Basic rate tax payer: 20%
Value of shares given: £1,000
Amount of income tax relief you can claim: £200
Cost to you: £800
Value to Cardiff University: £1,000

Higher rate tax payer: 40%
Value of shares given: £1,000
Amount of income tax relief you can claim: £400
Cost to you: £600
Value to Cardiff University: £1,000

Additional rate tax payer: 50%
Value of shares given: £1,000
Amount of income tax relief you can claim: £500
Cost to you: £500
Value to Cardiff University: £1,000

Capital Gains Relief

All gifts of shares are completely exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

If you haven't paid enough income tax to benefit from all the relief on your gift – but you do have a CGT liability – then your gift will reduce your CGT liability.

Corporation Tax Relief

Companies making gifts can claim corporation tax relief up to the value of the shares.

Giving from overseas

If you're a United States taxpayer, you can make tax-deductible donations online or through the post.

USA

If you're a US taxpayer and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) – a non-profit organisation classified by the United States Treasury Department as an exempt charitable organisation under Section 503(c)(3).

If you choose to donate $1,700 or more over the course of an academic year (1 August – 31 July), you'll automatically become a member of Cylch Caerdydd.

Ways to give

Make a gift online

You can donate online through BSUF using PayPal or your debit or credit card.

Make a gift through the post

If you would prefer to donate through the post, please download the BSUF donation form and send it, along with a cheque, to:

British Schools & Universities Foundation
575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006
New York, NY 10022-2511

The BSUF also accepts gifts of marketable securities, funds and IRAs on behalf of Cardiff University. To find out more, please see their donor information web pages.

Living elsewhere and want to make a donation?

You can donate online using your credit or debit card. You can also give a gift by calling the Development and Alumni Relations Office.