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Making a Gift

Making a Gift to the Lancing Foundation

There are various ways in which you can make a donation to the Foundation, whatever its size, your gift is important to us and the cumulative effect can be astonishing.

Regular Giving

If you would like to make a regular gift, you can set up a Direct Debit by clicking here.

If you would prefer not to do this online, you can complete the forms below and return them to:-
Foundation Office, Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW

Direct Debit Mandate (PDF)          Donation Form (PDF)

Regular donations over a number of consecutive years can be paid monthly, quarterly or annually and are extremely important to the work of the Foundation, as they provide a predictable income which allows for better planning. 


Gift Frequency Annual net
cost to a
Higher Rate (40%)
tax payer
Gross Value to
the Foundation
after 3 years
If just 50 people
gave, it would
amount to:
£11.12 Monthly £100 £500 £25,000
£200 Annually £150 £750 £37,500
£22.23 Monthly £200 £1,000 £50,000
£33.34 Monthly £300 £1,500 £75,000
£533.34 Annually £400 £2,000 £100,000 

Other ways to make a Gift

If you would like to make a donation by Cheque or Bank Transfer please complete the donation form below, ensuring you complete the Gift Aid details which will increase the value of your donation. Forms should be returned to:-
Foundation Office, Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW

Donation Form (PDF)

If you would prefer to make your donation online you can make a single donation with a debit or credit card through Paypal.

If you choose to make a donation in this way, it would help us if you would also complete the donation form above, and return it to:-
Foundation Office, Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW

In accordance with charity regulations, where a preference has been indicated, and in the unlikely event that a gift for that purpose becomes surplus or unusable, the Head Master will apply the proceeds for the general purposes of the school.

The Foundation registered charity number is 1076483. 

Tax Effective Giving

The Foundation as a charity can reclaim the tax (20%) on any donation from a UK tax payer through Gift Aid. If you are a higher rate taxpayer you can personally reclaim the difference between the higher and basic rates of tax (currently 40% - 20% = 20%). The table below shows just how beneficial this can be to you as well as Lancing!

Value to Lancing
Foundation with Gift Aid
Actual Cost for
a Higher Rate
(40%) Tax Payer
Actual Cost for a
Additional Rate
(45%) Tax Payer
£8,000 £10,000 £6,000 £5,500
£4,000 £5,000 £3,000 £2,750
£800 £1,000 £600 £550
£400 £500 £300 £275
£80 £100 £60 £55

International Donations

To make a donation from outside the UK, full details can be found on the form below:-

International Donation Form (PDF) 

USA Residents

Lancing College is registered with the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) in the USA, a charitable organisation under section 501(c)(3) in order to maximise the tax benefits to our US donors. Full details can be found on the form below, or for further information please contact the Foundation Office.

BSUF form (PDF) 


Gifts left to Lancing in one’s Will are highly tax-effective and in the future are likely to provide substantial funds to support the College’s longer term objectives. For more information about the Lancing 1848 Society, please click here.

Stocks and Shares

There are benefits for both the donor and the Foundation when shares are given. Please contact Catherine Reeve in the Foundation Office on +44 (0)1273 465786 or for further information.

Company Matching Gift schemes

Many companies will match an individual employee's gift to a charity. Please inform the Foundation Office if your company offers this scheme.


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