Development and Alumni Relations

If you are a UK tax payer, you can increase the value of your donations by allowing the University to reclaim basic rate tax (currently 20%) on all your gifts through Gift Aid. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations.

The University, which is an exempt charity, takes your donation and reclaims the basic rate tax (currently 20%) from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). For example, we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you donate, or £250 for every £1,000 you donate.

Gift Aid logo

If you would like to help us increase your gift, please select the Gift Aid Declaration box on any of our forms and make sure we have your name and up to date postal address.

If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax (40 and/or 45 per cent) and the basic rate of tax on the total 'gross' value of your donation to Sussex.

For further information, including how you can calculate your higher rate tax relief, please see the HMRC website.

Please use the gift aid calculator below to see the difference Gift Aid can make to your donation.

Gift Aid Calculator

Proposed Donation: £ Basic Tax Rate (%)

Full Value with Gift Aid: £


But if you pay a higher tax rate of 40%
then you may reclaim higher rate relief of: £

We can reclaim Gift Aid on any donations made in the past four years. If you have previously made a donation and didn't complete a declaration at the time, please complete the declaration form so that we are able to collect the additional funds.