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Support ASE’s 50th Anniversary Appeal

The ASE Appeal, launched on the eve of our 50th Anniversary, invites supporters to help us redouble our efforts to influence and lead the future of science education.

With the proceeds of the Appeal, we aim to celebrate our Anniversary and also to look forward, updating our communications and all that we do in our support for science education.

Making a donation is easy – you can do so by post, with a one-off gift or a regular donation.

To donate to the Anniversary Appeal, fill in this form or use the paypal donate button at the bottom of this page. If you have previously completed a Gift Aid Donation Form and would like to make a direct one-off payment, please email

Other Donations

Single donation

If you wish to make a single donation, please fill in the donation form and donate or use the Paypal donate button below (Note: you do not need paypal account for this facility but can use common credit/debit cards).

Regular gift

Regular giving to the ASE is simple and straightforward. You may provide a regular gift by direct debit to the ASE either monthly, quarterly or annually by filling in the donation form

Regular giving and your membership

If you already pay your membership subscription by Direct Debit and wish it to be augmented to include a donation please contact the membership department ( or telephone 01707 283000) to amend your mandate

Allocation of gifts

Donors may be assured that the Association will allocate their gifts to its most pressing priorities. Unrestricted funding is crucial for the ASE as it allows the Association to direct the donations to ensure that the maximum benefit to the science education community is provided.

The generosity of our donors has helped us keep membership rate increases below the rate of inflation and provide support where it is particularly needed. We have helped members maintain their membership during maternity leave and reduced membership rates for unemployed teachers while they were job seeking. We have also provided support for some Primary colleagues to attend the Annual Conference.

If you are a UK tax payer, you can increase the value of your donation by almost a third through Gift Aid.


Gift Aid

With Gift Aid, for every pound you give, the ASE will receive an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue. This means that a £10 Gift Aid donation is worth £12.50 to the ASE.

Gift Aid can be applied to donations of any amount by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card.

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. Please note: that 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, discussion meetings, CPD events, policy development, journals and teaching resources are enhanced by the security of the long-term support offered by legacy gifts. 
We recommend that you draft your Will in consultation with a qualified solicitor. 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

Types of legacies

When considering a legacy gift in the UK, there are four main types of bequest, some of which may be more appropriate to your financial or personal circumstances.

  • Residuary: This is a gift of the whole or a percentage of the estate following the distribution of specific gifts and payment of any debts and expenses.
  • Pecuniary: This is a financial gift of money or shares.
  • Specific: This is a gift of an item, such as a portrait or jewellery
  • Reversionary: This is a gift of an asset, such as a house or fund that can be enjoyed by a chosen beneficiary during his or her lifetime before reverting to the ASE. 

The ASE’s fundraising work is advised and supported by its Board of Trustees (ASE Council) and its financial advisors.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions and would like to speak to someone at the ASE, please telephone 01707 283000 or email Alan Evan

Paypal donation (Note: you don't need a paypal account to use this facility)