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How you can help

There are many ways to support our students and the University itself. Your support, whether big or small, makes a huge difference.

Ways to support us

A regular monthly donation

You can support us with a regular payment each month, usually paid by standing order or direct debit. This helps us to plan and provide support to areas that need it most.

To set up a regular monthly donation, complete the Horizon Fund Direct Debit form (PDF) and return it to developmentoffice@staffs.ac.uk. If you prefer, you can use the information on this form to set up a standing order via your bank.

A one-off donation

You can make a one-off donation by cheque or through our online Donation portal.

Please mark all cheques with 'Donation' on the reverse and send them to:

Development Office
Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DE

Increase the value of your donation with Gift Aid

Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by allowing the University to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift.

How Gift Aid works

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that Staffordshire University will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor therefore Staffordshire University is able to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you give after 6 April 2008.

If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you wish to receive the additional tax relief due to you. If you do not complete a Self Assessment return, you can give the details on form P810 Tax Review – available from your Tax Office.

Gift Aid declaration

In order to make a Gift Aid donation, you will need to make a Gift Aid declaration (PDF). The Gift Aid declaration can cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future. You may also wish to consult the printable Gift Aid guidance notes (PDF).

You must notify Staffordshire University if you: 

  • Wish to cancel your declaration. 

  • Change your name or home address. 

  • No longer pay enough tax on your income and/or capital gains. 

See www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities for further information.

Leave a legacy

Making a gift in your will ensures that future generations of students will benefit from your legacy of kindness and forethought. If you would like to make provisions in your will for a gift to the University, please contact the Development Office.