Few things in life can replicate the positive feeling of helping children. Your donation will make a significant difference to the lives of current and future pupils, helping to enhance their educational, sporting and cultural experiences at the School. We warmly welcome gifts of any value as well as bequests. Listed below are a number of ways in which donations can be made to the school. Every contribution makes a difference!
Belfast Royal Academy is a Registered Charity - No. XN45048, so it is possible (if you pay UK income tax) to increase the value of your donation to the school and to reduce your income tax liability at the same time - please see our section on Gift Aid below.
Did you know that when you buy anything online you could raise money for Belfast Royal Academy? The School has registered with Easyfundraising as an easy way to raise funds at no additional cost to you, as it earns commission from online purchases made on over 3000 online shopping sites such as eBay, Argos, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, M&S and many more. When you are next shopping online please remember to click on Easyfundraising.org.uk then continue shopping as normal.Easyfundraising
If you are undertaking a personal challenge or celebrating a birthday, you can raise funds for the School by setting up an online fundraising page with JustGiving or Gofund me and donate the funds directly to the school as it is a registered charity. Please contact our Development office for details of how to do this should you have any queries.
Send a cheque – made payable to Belfast Royal Academy for the attention of the Development Office to: Belfast Royal Academy, 5-17 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, BT14 6JL
All our donations and payments are taken and processed online using the Go Cardless system. GoCardless is a leading Direct Debit provider, processing over £5 billion in payments annually for more than 50,000 organisations around the world including Sage and TripAdvisor. With GoCardless you are notified that a payment is coming out in advance, giving you the chance to raise any issues about the payment. With Direct Debit, your payments are protected and in the UK, you are fully protected under the Direct Debit Guarantee, meaning you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund for any payment taken in error. You can cancel the Direct Debit mandate at any time, through your online banking, immediately stopping future payments. GoCardless is ISO 27001 accredited, (ISO 27001 is a widely recognised, internationally accepted standard for information security). It is also authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services as an Authorised Payment Institution across the European Union. If you wish to find out more about Go Cardless please visit their website www.gocardless.com
To make a gift to the School and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal Tax ID 13-616-1189), a charitable organization approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). You should express a preference for Belfast Royal Academy in your transmittal form, not on your cheque. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.BSUF Donor Transmittal Form
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. As a UK taxpayer, you can Gift Aid your donation and increase its value to Belfast Royal Academy by 25%, at no extra cost to you, which means another £25 for the school for every £100 donated.
To Gift Aid your donation, just complete the Gift Aid form below and click Submit. 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 contributions made by completing the Gift Aid section in your Self-Assessment return.
Note: If you are making a donation from your company, it is not eligible for Gift Aid; however, you can treat the donation as an allowable expense, making a saving on corporation tax.