The Perse School

Make a Gift

Thank you for considering a gift to The Perse

Your options

Thank you so much for making a gift to The Perse School, which will help us to provide a life-changing education for young people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Below you will find information on various ways in which you can donate to the School. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni & Development Office.


Regular or single gift to the Bursaries Fund
Regular or single gift to the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre Project
Regular or single gift to support our Outreach work

Use personal online banking to make a transfer

The most cost-effective way of making a one-off donation is by using your own online banking account. Please contact us to obtain our bank details.

If you would prefer to set a gift by post or to send a cheque , please download a Gift Form and return it to the address on the form.

Gift Aid

Please remember to Gift Aid your gift to The Perse if you are a UK taxpayer and satisfy the required criteria. You can fill out a Gift Aid Declaration Form online or print a Gift Aid Declaration and return it to the address on the form. If you pay tax at a higher rate and Gift Aid your gift to The Perse, you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.

Gifts of stocks and shares

We welcome gifts of listed shares and securities. Gifts of listed shares and securities by UK taxpayers attract full relief from Capital Gains Tax and, in addition, allow the donor to claim Income Tax relief on the full value of the shares or securities at the time they are transferred to the School, resulting in a double tax saving. For further information on the practicalities and benefits of donating shares, please contact the Alumni & Development Office.

Payroll giving

Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme. To find out more about Payroll Giving and if your company operates the scheme, please contact your human resources department.

Giving from the United States

Donors living in the USA can make a donation to The Perse School and qualify for a US tax deduction by making a donation through the British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc (BSUF). The Perse is registered with the BSUF, which is a charitable organisation recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c) (3).

There are several different ways you can make a donation:

  • Regular giving and One-off by credit cardClick here to donate by credit/debit card. When asked to indicate the name of the Approved Institution you would like to benefit from your gift, please enter the words: ‘The Perse School Cambridge’.
  • By Post: More information about giving via the BSUF by check can be found here. Indicate by a notation on your check that you would like it to benefit The Perse School, Cambridge, but make your check payable to the BSUF and send it to the address listed on their website. Checks should be postmarked on or before December 31st to qualify for current-year tax deduction.

The Perse School is a Registered Charity no. 1120654

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