How can you support Rossall?
There are several ways in which you can make a gift to Rossall.
Annual Appeal 2017
The Rossall Foundation was created to support the School and help it flourish. Our Annual Appeal is a vital part of this.
The Annual Appeal aims to contribute to projects and aspects of education that cannot be funded through traditional income sources.
Such contributions create immediate and beneficial effect to school life. Whether you are a parent, former parent or Old Rossallian, we would appreciate your support for either of the following funds:
Annual Fund – To purchase items for the pupils’ benefit
Foundation Bursary Fund – To award one hundred percent means-tested bursaries.
Participation is key to the success of our Annual Appeal, not the amount given. If you would like to show your support, donating is simple.
Single & Regular giving
For Regular and Single Gifts, download our Gift Form to complete and return to Rossall School.
For donations to be made by bank transfer please telephone Dawn de Beer in The Development Office on 01253 774284.
Rossall School is a registered charity so you can claim Gift Aid on the donations you make.
Providing you are a basic rate taxpayer (20%), HMRC will add 25p to every £1 you donate which means you can really boost your donation, without it costing you a penny more.
Giving from Overseas
If you are a non-UK resident you can make a gift by bank transfer or credit card payment by contacting The Foundation Office on 01253 774284.
The rules governing gifts from overseas residents have now been relaxed, so gifts can be made in a tax-efficient way. As an overseas resident you will qualify for tax relief provided you have income or capital gains charged to the UK tax authorities that are at least equal to the gross amount of donation.
The Rossall Foundation is supported by American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 52-2109597. Donations to the American Fund for Charities from US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. The Rossall Foundation has been reviewed by the American Fund for Charities and the board of the American Fund has determined that they are a suitable organization to receive grants from a US public charity.
So if you are a US taxpayer and want to support the Rossall Foundation, you can either download the form below and send it with your donation to American Fund for Charities, 1000 N.West Street, Suite 1200, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA or visit the website. You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.
Other Ways of Giving
Gifts of capital assets other than shares can be made directly to Rossall without incurring any liability to Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax. These gifts might include personal possessions such as property, books or works of art.
If you have your own company you may find this method of giving a particularly attractive and cost-effective way of supporting Rossall. When a company gives to a charity, the value of the gift can be offset against the company’s highest rate of Corporation Tax.
Companies pay their donations Gross and will not have to make any Gift Aid declaration. Your company simply makes whatever donation you want and then tax relief is claimed against the value of the gift when calculating profits for Corporation Tax. Company gifts can be made on a regular or one-off basis.
We have teamed up with a fundraising website easyfundraising and you can support The Rossall Foundation when you shop and search online.
The way it works is simple. All you have to do is go to the easyfundraising website whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we will receive a free donation of up to 15% on every purchase you make. You will also receive lots of offers and vouchers.
You still shop as normal and there are hundreds of well-known retailers including Argos, Next, Amazon, Debenhams, John Lewis, Boots, Marks and Spencer and many, many more. Best of all, easyfundraising is completely free to use and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra to raise funds for us when you shop online.
You can book holidays and flights, make DIY purchases, buy books,CDs, DVDs, gifts and flowers. There’s an extensive clothing and fashion section, sports and outdoor wear, insurance, motoring, mobile phones and lots more. You can even raise funds by making business purchases such as computer equipment from DELL, PC World and Apple.
Why not get your friends and family involved too. Remember, it’s completely free and every purchase will raise funds for Rossall.