Donating as an Individual

Whether you choose to make a Regular or Single gift there are two easy ways to donate.

By using the 'Pate's Giving' Donation form below which you can download, complete and return by post or hand deliver to reception f.a.o: Development Office. Please fill in the Gift Aid declaration if you're in a position to do this - many thanks.

Click here to download our Pate's Giving donation form

OR

You may find it more convenient to set up a Standing Order or make a One-off payment using Online Banking

Here are our 'Pate's Giving' account details:

  • Barclays Bank
  • Acct Name: Pate’s Grammar School
  • Sort Code: 20-20-23
  • Acct No: 13763730

If you choose the online banking option and make a payment directly into our account, please email Alexandra Gregory so we are able to acknowledge your gift.

And if you're eligible for Gift Aid, please also copy and paste the following words into this email - thank you.  alex.gregory@patesgs.org

“I want to Gift Aid my donation to Pate’s Grammar School and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years:  I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. [NAME]

 

Regular gifts can be made monthly, quarterly or annually for any number of years you decide. By making a donation in this way you provide Pate’s with a vital regular income that enables us to plan ahead and use your donation more effectively.

 

Matched Gifts

Many companies operate gift-matching schemes. This means that when an employee makes a gift to a registered charity the company may match this donation, in full or in part. Some companies even match at more than 100%, at no extra cost to you.

To find out if your company operates such a scheme, and to obtain a copy of their matching gift form, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel Department. It may be helpful to know that Pate's Grammar School is an educational (exempt) charity, and registered as such with HMRC (no XR10888).

We have assembled a list of companies that we understand will match their employees charitable gifts.

Including Pate's in your Will

Those who remember Pate’s in their will are making the most personal of gifts and breathing life into future generations. We all wish to ensure our families are supported first, but why not consider leaving just 1% to Pate’s. Legacies made to Pate’s are exempt from Inheritance Tax in the UK because the school is a charity. A legacy is simple to put into effect, either by adding a codicil or by making a revision to your existing will. Independent legal advice is essential in ensuring a legacy is made in the most appropriate and tax-effective way.

Gift Aid

As an exempt charity, Pate’s is able to reclaim the basic rate of tax (currently 25%) on your gift. Please consider gift-aiding your donation. As a result of the gift-aided donations we already receive, HM Revenue and Customs is our biggest single donor. That’s a nice feeling!

Please contact Alexandra Gregory for more information:  alex.gregory@patesgs.org or call 01242 538285 if you would like a chat.