How to give
Donations from UK donors
You can choose the method of giving which suits you. Whichever you choose, your support will make a real difference to the lives of students at today's university.
Making a regular gift
Regular gifts especially help us to plan for the future and by giving at a level that you are comfortable with, your support together with hundreds of alumni and friends will help to transform and enrich the lives of our current students every day.
By setting up a Direct Debit with your bank you can make a gift to the University for as long as you like. You can do this online or by downloading a form here.
Making a single gift
You can donate directly and securely online, via telephone on +44 (0) 1904 324 467 or by downloading and returning our donation form. Gifts can be made by cheque, credit card, and also via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) or other intermediary charities.
Giving through your employer via payroll giving
If your employer operates a charitable giving scheme such as Give As You Earn, you can also make tax efficient gifts to the University through your pay. Making a gift of £10 a month costs you just £7.50. Other agencies provide a simliar service.
Giving through an employer matching gift schemes
Many employers run matching gift schemes, and the University can benefit from these. A simple form (usually available from your personnel or finance department) must be completed. Your employer will then send the University of York (Exempt Charity No U25967) a gift to match your amount.
Giving shares and securities
A double tax benefit is available for those giving quoted shares. Individuals can set the full value of their gift against their liability for income tax in the tax year that the gift is made. This is in addition to exemption from capital gains tax on the disposal of the shares. A similar provision now applies to companies in respect of corporation tax. Visit the HMRC website for further information.
Donations from overseas
Should be made in sterling using the methods above except for donations from the USA.
Donations from American donors
Donations to the University of York in America Inc are tax deductible. You can donate directly online through YorkSpace, via telephone on +44 (0) 1904 324 467 or via check by downloading and returning our donation form.
For information about donations of stock, property or wire transfers please contact Susie Fothergill at the Development Office on +44 (0) 1904 324 794.
Donations from Canadian donors
The University of York is currently working to enable alumni in Canada to benefit from tax effective giving by applying for Prescribed University Status with the Canada Revenue Agency. Please contact Susie Fothergill at the Development Office on +44 (0) 1904 324 794 for details.
Other ways to donate
Via our telephone campaign
You can also donate via our annual telephone campaign. Current students get in touch with thousands of alumni each year through telephone campaigns in the Autumn and Summer Terms. We’d like to talk to you on the phone to thank you for what you’ve given in the past, keep you updated with developments on campus and ask you to give to York. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about life at York today. Find out more here.
Via wire transfer, stocks and shares and other property, and by bequest
Donations can be made by credit card, cheque, wire transfer, stocks and shares, and other property, and by bequest in your will.