ANU (UK) Foundation

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to acknowledge its many alumni and friends living in the United Kingdom. The ANU (UK) Foundation is dedicated to strengthening ties between ANU and the UK by supporting scholarships, prizes, research projects, and other causes of interest to donors.

The Foundation is registered with the UK Charity Commission (Registered Charity Number 1123279) and is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Registered Company Number 6436055).

Donating to the Foundation

It is important to note that 100 percent of every donation goes to the cause intended. Donations are accepted in £GBP and may qualify for Gift Aid (explained below). When making a donation, donors are kindly requested to complete the donation form to indicate how they would like their gift to be used. This information will be reviewed by the Board of the ANU (UK) Foundation.

Currently the Foundation prefers to receive donations by bank transfer. The bank account details are below. Please remember to reference your name when making the bank transfer.

  • Account name: ANU (UK) Foundation
  • Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Branch address: Drummonds, 49 Charing Cross, Admiralty Arch, LONDON SW1A 2DX
  • Sort Code: 160038
  • Account number: 10340214
  • IBAN: GB44RBOS16003810340214 (if outside UK)
  • BIC: RBOSGB2L

Donations are also welcome in the form of a cheque made payable to "ANU (UK) Foundation" and sent with the attached donation form to the address below.

To ensure we have the necessary information about the donation and to send a receipt, please mail the attached donation form (or scan and email) to:

ANU (UK) Foundation
c/- Chapel & York Ltd.
Unit 12 Ladycross Business Park
Hollow Lane
LINGFIELD
RH7 6PB

Telephone: +44 (0) 1342 871912
Email: ANU-UK@chapel-york.com

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK government tax scheme, which enables the Foundation to claim tax relief on donations from UK taxpayers.

UK taxpayers can increase the value of their gift at no further personal cost by making a Gift Aid declaration. Using Gift Aid, the Foundation is able to reclaim 25p for every £1 donated at no further cost to you. For more information about Gift Aid, please visit https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid.

Please also tick the box on the donation form prior to submission.

Tax benefits

UK taxpayers are eligible to receive full UK tax advantages for their donations. Gifts to the Foundation are exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Income Tax relief may be claimed by eligible individuals on eligible gifts. For further information on the UK tax benefits of donations, please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/index.htm or consult your financial adviser.

You will need to keep a record of your donation so that you can claim the correct tax relief. Upon receipt of your gift, a letter of thanks will be sent to the address you provide on the attached form from the ANU (UK) Foundation.

Australians in the UK

If you maintain taxable income in Australia, you may prefer making an Australia-based tax deductible donation directly to ANU. ANU is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Taxation Office (DGR 9001 0639). Gifts of more than $2AU may be tax-deductible. These donations may attract Australian tax benefits, but will not attract UK tax benefits.

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