The 1785 Foundation is an important way in which you can directly support Belfast Royal Academy pupils, either on a regular basis or with a one-off donation.
The Foundation, named after the year of the Academy's foundation, is the main way in which the entire Belfast Royal Academy community can enrich the lives of our current pupils and help support and fund a range of activities within the School. This is significant source of funding which has already contributed to a wide range of initiatives.
You can become a member of the 1785 Foundation by either making regular contributions or by giving a one-off gift. All Foundation members will receive regular news and information about the school as well as invitations to selected school events.
Contributing to the Foundation is the
best way to provide support to the school and all donations, both large and
small, are always very gratefully received.
If you are a UK tax payer, we would be most grateful if you could please complete the online Gift Aid form below.
Gift Aid is a scheme which allows the School as a charity to recover some of the tax which you, as a UK taxpayer, have already paid, or will pay, to the Inland Revenue, at the basic rate of income tax on the gross amount of each donation you make to the School.
If you are a tax payer, by completing this Gift Aid Declaration, the school will receive an additional 25p for every £1 contributed, at no extra cost to yourself. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you also benefit by signing this form, as you can receive tax relief of 20% of the gross value of the contribution made by completing the Gift Aid section in your Self Assessment return.
Please notify us if you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income. If you would like further information on Gift Aid please contact the Bursar's Office or visit www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid