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Information for Higher Rate Tax Payers

For donors who pay 40% or more tax

If you pay above the basic rate (40% or more), you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation.

For example, if you donate £100 to the University, the University will claim the Gift Aid to make your donation worth £125. Then as a higher rate tax payer, you can then claim back £25 (£125 x 20%).

For more information on how this works, please see the HMRC website.


Use the calculator below to find out how much tax you could claim on your donation:

Gift aid calculator

Contact Us

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Philanthropy, Alumni and Supporter Engagement
C Floor
University House
Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Lancaster
United Kingdom

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 594109

We're here Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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Contact a member of our team directly.

Fundraising Promise

Lancaster University is committed to ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

View our Fundraising Promise and Formal Complaints Process.