Support ASE - Donations and Legacies
Making a donation is easy – you can do so by post, with a one-off gift or a regular donation.
Single or regular gift donation
If you wish to make a single or regular gift donation, please complete our donation form or you can donate via paypal.
Funding received through the generosity of donors has helped support many of our core activities to promote excellence in science education and learning, including events, policy development and teaching resources. The ASE’s fundraising work is advised and supported by its Board of Trustees, the ASE Council.
With Gift Aid, for every £1 you give, the ASE will receive an extra 25p.
Individuals paying tax at the 40% rate can reclaim as much as £25 for every £100 donated to charity, by including details of their Gift Aid donations on their Self Assessment form. Individuals paying tax at the 50% rate can claim £37.50.
When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their total charitable donations in the current tax year and maximum limits may apply.
Leave a Legacy – Provide a lasting contribution
A legacy gift can be the most personal way to support the ASE. Legacies offer a unique opportunity to make a lasting difference to the affairs and capabilities of the Association. In a move to encourage us all to make a charitable legacy of 10% of our estate, the Government will reduce the inheritance tax levied on the estates of those who do from 40% to 36% from April 2012. Many of our core activities such as conferences, policy development, journals and teaching resources are enhanced by the security of the long-term support offered by legacy gifts. Please note that professional legal advice should be sought with respect to legacies. The ASE is a registered charity and bequests – be they residuary, pecuniary or specific – will not be subject to inheritance tax in the UK. For more information on tax efficient giving to charities, click here.
If you have any questions and would like to speak to someone abotu your donation, please telephone 01707 283000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org