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Make a gift to Goldsmiths today

Giving back to Goldsmiths has never been more important and your donation can provide meaningful support to Goldsmiths and its students. Your gift provides relief to students facing financial hardship, supports scholarships and bursaries and helps many of our talented students realise their ambitions.

Make a monthly gift

Your monthly donation helps us to plan for the future, providing a sustainable source of vital income that we can rely on to support our students. Join alumni and friends by giving to where the need is greatest.

Make a single gift

Your single gift, no matter how large or small, can help our students face the challenges of university life. You can support Goldsmiths students by taking just a few minutes to give online.

More giving options:

 

Gifts from non-UK residents

Gifts from the United States

Goldsmiths is able to receive tax deductible donations from the United States through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF). Give online by credit card on the BSUF website or complete the BSUF donation form (Word doc download) and send to BSUF with your check, payable to British Schools and Universities Foundation. BSUF will then send the funds to Goldsmiths at no charge.

Gifts from Canada

As a College of the University of London, Goldsmiths is a prescribed University, which means we are recognised as a charity by the Canadian Revenue Agency. On receipt of your gift, we can send you the necessary acknowledgement if you are a Canadian taxpayer and wish to claim the tax back. Please email Sarah Sievers, Administrative Officer, at development (@gold.ac.uk) for more information or call +44 (0)20 7896 2697.

Gifts from the rest of the world

You are able to give online by credit card through our secure system or download our donation form (PDF download) and mail it to:

Development and Alumni Office
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
UK

Payroll Giving

Make your gift go further with Payroll Giving

Give to Goldsmiths with a regular gift directly from your salary through the Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme before Income Tax is deducted.

Donating a Payroll Gift of £20 per month costs basic rate taxpayers just £16, and higher rate taxpayers just £12 – it simply costs you less to give Goldsmiths more.

As long as you receive a salary from your employer through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme, and your employer has a charitable giving scheme such as GAYE, you can make tax effective donations to Goldsmiths before any tax deductions are made.

Payroll Giving is tax effective because PAYE liability is calculated after the Payroll Giving contribution has been deducted from your gross pay. This means that Goldsmiths, as a charity, is able to receive the tax that would have been deducted from the donation you are giving from your salary, had you not donated it to Goldsmiths.

Payroll giving is simple to set up, allowing you to give regularly to Goldsmiths while offering you the highest rate of tax relief on the money you are donating. 

What you need to do:

  • Confirm that your employer has a charitable giving scheme such as GAYE
  • Decide how much you want to donate to Goldsmiths, which will be deducted from your pay each payday
  • Inform your Payroll department

You can amend or cancel your Payroll Gift at any time. If you would like to discuss making a Payroll Gift to Goldsmiths, please contact Sarah Enderby, Regular Giving Coordinator, by email alumni (@gold.ac.uk) or phone +44 (0)20 7896 2620.

Payroll Giving for Goldsmiths Staff

If you are currently employed by Goldsmiths and wish to give in this way, please complete this online form and enter "Goldsmiths’ College" as the charity name in the "Charity 1" section.

Donate by post

If you would like to you can print and complete our donation form (PDF download) and post it to the Development and Alumni Office. If have any questions, please email Sarah Enderby, Regular Giving Coordinator, at alumni (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7896 2620.

Leave a legacy

Have you thought of leaving a legacy to Goldsmiths?

If you are updating your will or making one for the first time, you have the opportunity to express your support for the University by means of a bequest.

If you should choose to remember the University in your will, you would not only be making a generous gift, but you would also be helping to ensure that the Goldsmiths tradition lives on.

If you would like to know more, including the different types of legacies, suggested wording and things you might wish to consider, please get in touch with Mehrangez Rahman, Senior Development Manager, on m.rahman (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7717 2299.

You can also write to:

Development and Alumni Office
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
UK

Gift Aid

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

As a charity, Goldsmiths can claim Gift Aid on your donation if you are a UK taxpayer. Gift Aid allows Goldsmiths to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no additional cost to you.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. To qualify for Gift Aid you must:

  • have paid at least as much in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year as you want to claim in Gift Aid
  • make a Gift Aid declaration that gives Goldsmiths permission to claim it

If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations, you will need to pay any difference.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration on our donation form (PDF download). Your address is needed to identify you as a current taxpayer, and completing this declaration allows Goldsmiths to reclaim tax on your current donation, donations you make in the future and donations you've made in the past four years unless you notify us that your circumstances have changed.

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Enderby, Regular Giving Coordinator, at alumni (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7896 2620.

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