How you can make a difference
Thank you for considering a donation to Sheffield Hallam University.
Sheffield Hallam University is an exempt charity for the purpose of charity legislation. This means that, although it has charitable status, it is exempt from the requirement to register as a charity with the Charity Commission so it does not have a charity reference number. The Office for Students (OfS) acts as the principal regulator for universities that are exempt charities.
You can choose to give a regular gift or a one-off donation. Regardless of how you donate, your gift will make a world of difference and transform the lives of Hallam's student and academic community.
Choose to donate via a monthly direct debit and you will provide essential regular support to Hallam's student and academic community. You can choose to donate to the area of greatest need or direct your gift to any of our funding areas. Visit our secure online giving pages.
A one-off online donation can support the Hallam Fund or be directed to one of our three funding areas. Donate via our JustGiving Pages where you can also set up a fundraiser for Sheffield Hallam.
Your gift can often be enhanced by a variety of tax breaks for charitable action.
Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that enables the University to claim tax relief on donations from UK taxpayers. We would encourage all eligible donors to take up this scheme to maximise their donation. For every £1 a UK taxpayer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax is added. This means that a £100 gift with Gift Aid is worth £125 to the University.
Please note that we will share relevant and necessary data with HM Revenue and Customs to enable us to reclaim the Gift Aid on your donation.
Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid. However, the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on corporation tax.
Higher rate (40%) and Additional Rate (45%) taxpayers can also reclaim the difference between the basic rate and their top rate of tax on the value of their gift.
Example – how a donor paying UK tax at 40% could support a £9,000 scholarship at a net cost of £5,400: A gift of £7,200 grows to £9,000 when Gift Aid is added at the basic rate of tax. The donor can claim higher rate relief of £1,800 which is the difference between basic rate and higher rate tax. Once this relief is deducted from the original gift the net cost to the donor is reduced to £5,400.
The scholarship could be funded outright with a gift of £7,200 or through three annual instalments of £2,400, which would be at a net cost of £1,500 per annum.
Example – how a donor paying UK tax at 45% could support a £9,000 scholarship at a net cost of £4,950. A gift of £7,200 grows to £9,000 when Gift Aid is added at the basic rate of tax. The donor can claim additional rate relief of £2,250 which is the difference between basic rate and additional rate tax. Once this relief is deducted from the original gift the net cost to the donor is reduced to £4,950.
The scholarship could be funded outright with a gift of £7,200 or through three annual instalments of £2,400, which would be at a net cost of £1,650 per annum.
Gift Aid can be added when you are completing your donation. If you already give, you can download the form to claim Gift Aid on any donations made in the previous four years.
For advice on Gift Aid or if you have any questions about eligibility please contact a member of the Development and Alumni Relations team.
Thank you for your interest in including a gift to Sheffield Hallam University in your will. Pledging a legacy costs you nothing today but will be incredibly valuable to the University in the years to come. Whatever you want to help your University achieve, from supporting student scholarships and bursaries to advancing applied research, leaving a gift in your will is a way of continuing to transform lives for future generations. Sheffield Hallam University is an exempt charity, which means that any gift left to us in your will is free of UK inheritance tax.
Legacies can be used to support many different aspects of the University's work, and we would be happy to discuss with you how you would like your gift to be used and potential wording. To speak to a member of the team in confidence about leaving a legacy please contact:
Senior Philanthropy Officer
This year our team of enthusiastic students are taking to the phones during May to call alumni, hear about their experiences since graduating and raise money for the student beneficiaries of the Hallam Fund.
Staff at Sheffield Hallam University can also make a tax efficient donation to the Hallam Fund via the Hands On Payroll Giving portal. Payroll Giving is a simple way to give to any UK charity straight from your monthly pay. For example, if you pay basic rate tax (20%), a £10 monthly donation would cost you £8 per month. The process is easy and you can sign up now via https://www.handsonpayrollgiving.co.uk/SheffieldHallamUni/