Tax Efficient Giving

Boost the value of your gift to UCL

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By donating tax efficiently, you can boost the value of your gift to UCL at no extra cost to you.

Tax-efficient gift options for UK taxpayers are listed below – click on the relevant option for further details.

For information about tax efficient giving from the US and Canada, please visit the relevant country-specific pages.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you may qualify for Gift Aid, which adds 25% to the value of your donation at no extra cost to you. Find out more about Gift Aid.

Giving Shares

Giving shares to UCL is a simple and tax-efficient way of making a donation. UCL can accept share gifts of any size. Find out more about giving shares as a donation.

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a scheme available through your UK employer, which enables you to make a charitable donation straight from your gross salary. It is the most tax-efficient method of making charitable donations. Find out more about payroll giving.


UCL can accept gifts of land or property in a donor’s lifetime, and these gifts now attract the same tax incentives as gifts of shares. Find out more about property gifts.

Corporate Matched Giving

Corporate gift matching schemes enable you to increase the value of your gift to UCL thanks to your employer matching it to a varying percent. Find out more about corporate matched giving.

If you have any questions about donating or tax efficient options, please do not hesitate to contact us at makeyourmark@ucl.ac.uk or on +44 (0)20 3108 3834.

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