MAKE A DONATION
There are many ways individuals can support us:
Make a donation
Making an individual donation is easy. You can either use the Paypal DONATE button on the right-hand side of this page to make a secure online donation or complete and return a Donation Form.pdf. If you're a UK income tax payer, why not take advantage of Gift Aid to make the most of your donation, allowing us to claim extra money from the taxman? And it doesn't cost you a penny.
We are always grateful to receive on-going support in the form of a regular monthly donation.pdf - this helps us to plan ahead with confidence.
Higher Rate Tax Payers - get money back from the taxman on your donation to us
If you are a higher rate tax payer, then you can also reclaim the difference between the basic and higher rates of tax on the gross value of your gift (currently £20 for every £100 donated). To enable this to happen, you must first complete a Gift Aid declaration (as above). You then need to make your claim via your tax office. How you do this will depend on how you are paid. Alternatively, you could give the difference back to the EUYO, along with any other tax rebates (see next paragraph). For further information on the steps you need to take, please visit the HMRC website www.HMRC.gov.uk or call the EUYO development office on 020 7235 7671.
Self-assessment - assign your tax rebates to the EUYO
From April 2004, Self-Assessment taxpayers are able to use the tax return form to donate to charity all or part of any repayment due to them. The donation will go direct to the charity's bank account; the taxpayer can choose to Gift Aid the donation (see above) and any tax rebate Gift Aided donations will be paid to the charity without the need for a claim. The EUYO's unique code for this is BAU82KG and this should be used on the Self-Assessment tax return to ensure that the payment reaches the EUYO's account directly.
Leaving a legacy
Remembering the European Union Youth Orchestra in your will can make a real difference to the life of a young musician and can benefit your family and friends. Leaving such a legacy would not be subject to inheritance tax and would reduce the amount of your will that is taxable. We are able to help and provide all relevant documents: please give us a call or download our Legacy Pack.pdf.
Tax incentives make giving shares one of the best ways to support a charitable organisation. For example if you give shares worth £1,000, the European Union Youth Orchestra would benefit and you would pay £400 or £220 less in income tax that year, depending on whether you're a higher rate or basic rate tax payer. In addition, capital gains tax on any increase in the value of shares will not apply. You can donate shares through Share Gift or you can obtain a stock transfer form from the registrar who acts for the company in which you have shares. You should send the completed form with your share certificate to the Development team at the European Union Youth Orchestra. Remember to keep a copy of the transfer and receipt of the gift from Raleigh to claim the tax relief. Contact your tax adviser or HM Revenue & Customs for further information.