Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can significantly increase the value of your gift at no extra cost by signing a Gift Aid declaration. Gift Aid enables the University to reclaim the tax you have already paid on your gift. This means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Therefore a gift of £1000 is worth £1250 to the University of Glasgow.

If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can benefit further by claiming the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate on your gift. Please note that it is the donor’s responsibility to ensure that enough tax has been paid to qualify for Gift Aid. If you have not paid enough tax to cover the tax deducted from your Gift Aid donations, HMRC may ask you to pay the difference. You can review HMRC’s guidance on Gift Aid here.

Use our calculator to find out how much your Gift Aid contribution is worth and how much you could reclaim if you are a higher rate taxpayer.

Gift aid calculator

Please remember to let us know of any changes to your tax status, including changes to your name and address. You can contact the Development Office by emailing  or by calling +44(0)141 330 4951.