Make a donation

Stowe House Preservation Trust Donation Form

Please support the vital work of the Stowe House Preservation Trust, restoring one of England's historic treasures for the benefit of generations to come

Stowe School Foundation Facilities Fund Donation Form

Please support the important improvements to infrastructure being undertaken by the Stowe School Foundation, ensuring that the environment for learning is one of the finest in the country

Stowe School Foundation Scholarships & Bursaries Donation Form

Please help ensure that Stowe is able to welcome talented and extraordinary pupils, regardless of their financial means, with the chance of a life changing bursary or scholarship

Tax Efficient Ways of Giving

There are a number of ways that you can make a tax-efficient donation to Stowe. Tax relief can be of considerable benefit both to us (through the charitable status of The Stowe House Preservation Trust and The Stowe School Foundation), and you, the donor.

Making a personal cash gift or pledge

You can either make a one-off gift or make contributions over time. In both cases, if you are a UK tax-payer, Stowe can reclaim £2.50 for every £10 that you give, through the Gift Aid scheme. In addition, if you are a higher-rate tax payer, you can reclaim £2.50 on every £10 you donate, simply by entering the details on your tax return. So, for example:

Single Gift

Gift Net Cost to Donor Value to Stowe
£250 £187 £312
£1000 £750 £1,250
£10,000 £7,500 £12,500

Multiple Gifts

Gift Frequency
& Duration
Net Cost to you Value to Stowe
£10 per month
for 3 years
£7.50 p.m. /
£270 over 3 yrs
£12.50 p.m. /
£450 over 3 yrs
£20 per month
for 7 years
£15.00 p.m. /
£1,260 over 7 yrs
£25.00 p.m. /
£2,100 over 7 yrs

Making a Corporate Gift

Companies may be able to claim corporation tax relief in their tax returns on donations made to charities.

Stocks and Shares

It is possible for donors, both individual and corporate, to gain significant additional tax benefits through donating shares to Stowe. Not only is the Capital Gains Tax on the increase in value of shares avoided, but also the donor may be able to offset their income tax liability by the size of the gift. Please do speak to your Financial Planner for more detailed advice.  

Recognition for your Generosity

We are particularly keen to recognise the generosity of our donors publicly, so far as they would wish us to do so - we will, of course, comply with any requests for anonymity. The biennial Governors' Report will provide an opportunity to thank all our donors, and highlight the progress that the Campaign has made during that period. We will also recognise the contribution of donors to specific projects when those goals are realised. In thinking of making a gift, you may be prepared to consider one of the following particular levels:

Those donors who are able to make a gift of £5,000 (whether as a one-off donation, or over time) we will be delighted to welcome as 'Patrons' of the Campaign for a period of five years from the date of the gift, or first instalment.

We will be delighted to recognise, for their lifetime, those who are able to make a gift of £25,000 (whether as a one-off donation, or over time) as 'Fellow' of the Campaign for Stowe.

At upper levels of giving, there are also opportunities for rooms, other aspects of the School's fabric, and even Scholarships and Bursaries to be 'named' in accordance with the wishes of donors, in perpetuity. As with all aspects of giving to Stowe, the Development Director would be delighted to discuss naming possibilities with you.

For further information and assistance, please do contact the Development Office.