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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

By Post

Development and Alumni Relations
C Floor
University House
Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Lancaster
United Kingdom


By Phone

+44 (0)1524 594109

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

By Email

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Fundraising Promise

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

To view our Fundraising Promise and Formal Complaints Process, please click here