Make a Gift
Thank you so much for considering a gift to The Perse
Your gift will be transformational, and will provide an excellent education for young people, regardless of their background or life circumstances.
However you choose to donate to The Perse, your gift will make a massive difference.
You can make a regular gift by setting up a direct debit or standing order. To do this, please click the direct debit below and complete the form.
You can support our bursary and outreach schemes today with a one off donation to a choice of causes. Fill in the form below to donate now.
What your gift could mean:
- A gift of £5 could fund art materials for a primary school pupil on an art history mentoring programme
- A gift of £30 a month could pay for hockey kit to ensure that every child at our Primary Hockey Club has the right equipment
- A gift of £150 a month could fund music lessons and extra-curricular trips to a pupil receiving a 100% bursary
- A gift of £5,000 plus gift aid could provide a term’s stability to a pupil following the death of a parent
- A gift of £15,000 plus gift aid could fund one year’s full bursary place to a young person who otherwise would be unable to attend the School
Your donation to The Perse will allow talented young people to realise their full potential. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your gift in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni and Development Office at PerseADO@perse.co.uk or 01223 403838.
Who will benefit from my gift?
Each year, a number of pupils at The Perse are in receipt of means-tested financial assistance. The exact number of pupils supported varies each year, but in recent years has been between 90 – 110 pupils.
Entrance bursaries ensure that a Perse education can be accessible to those who otherwise would not be able to attend the School. Regardless of financial background, entrance bursaries enable talented young people to receive an excellent education.
Hardship bursaries are awarded by The Perse as the need arises to help families who have suffered a change in financial circumstances, perhaps due to redundancy, sickness, or bereavement.
They ensure that the child can continue to have the stability and support of The Perse as they go through challenging times. In the 2020-21 academic year 85% of bursary awards were 50%+ of school fees, with one in four bursary pupils receiving support at 100% of school fees.
How are bursaries awarded?
Bursaries are awarded on a means-tested basis. Please take a look at the detailed information within our admissions bursary pages.
How can I give?
You can give a single gift or a regular gift online. You can also make a gift by cheque (payable to ‘The Perse School’) or by filling out this Gift Form and returning it to the Alumni and Development Office.
The most cost-effective way of making a one-off donation is by bank transfer. Please contact us to obtain our bank details.
How can I donate to something other than bursaries and outreach?
If you would like to give to a specific cause or area of the School not mentioned here, we would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. In the past, donors have supported us with the costs of building works, sports and outdoor pursuits equipment and more.
Can I claim tax relief on my donation?
If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to Gift Aid your donation to make your generosity go even further. 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.
The Perse School is a Registered Charity no.1120654
I live in the USA. Can I give tax-effectively?
Donors living in the USA can donate to The Perse School and qualify for a US tax deduction by donating 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). 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’.
Can I give using Amazon Smile?
You can support The Perse’s Bursary fund at no extra cost to you when shopping on Amazon, through Amazon Smile. Just choose The Perse School as your nominated charity when shopping.
Can I give to The Perse in my will?
Leaving a gift to The Perse in your will is one of the most powerful ways you can support The Perse. For more information on legacy gifts, please see the documents below.
Click here for an online Gift Aid Declaration Form