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Giving to Dollar Academy

Since its foundation in 1818, Dollar Academy has influenced the lives of thousands of individuals by providing them with an excellent education in an outstanding setting. Today, over 200 years later, one-off and regular gifts from Former Pupils, parents and wider supporters remain an important source of income to the Academy.

Gifts of every size make a genuine difference to and will enrich the lives of our pupils, both today and in the future.

From our bursary funds which help talented children, who may not otherwise have been able to attend, become pupils here, to the construction of new facilities that allow us to continue delivering the highest standards of education possible, there are so many ways your donation to can make an impact.

Every donation, no matter the size, has a tangible impact on young lives.

Regular Gift

Regular gifts are vital to Dollar Academy, allowing the school to grow the number of pupils supported through financial aid. You can tailor a gift to an amount and frequency that suits you, in the knowledge that you are helping young children realise their potential.

You can set up a regular gift online here 

Alternatively, you can instruct your bank to create a standing order to Dollar Academy or complete and return this form to the Development Office. Please get in touch with us if you intend to create a standing order through your bank so we can provide you with the correct details to pass to your bank.

One-Off Gift

One-off monetary gifts can be made to Dollar Academy at any point by a variety of means, making them incredibly flexible around your own circumstances. You can make a one-off gift:

  • Online– click here to donate now 
  • Cheque– please make cheques out to ‘The Governors of Dollar Academy Trust’ and post them to Dollar Academy accompanied with a Donation Form, available here

We can also accept tax-efficient giving from the USA via the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF). Please contact us for more information.


For many taxpayers, giving shares to a charity is a tax-effective way of making a gift.

When making a gift of shares listed on any recognised stock market in the UK or overseas, you will not only avoid Capital Gains Tax liability but can also offset the full value of the shares against their Income Tax liability. The same principles can be applied to gifts of land, buildings and certain other assets such as an Authorised Unit Trust (AUT) and Open-Ended Investment Company (OEIC).

If you are interested in making a gift of shares, please contact the Development Office. Given that individual circumstances vary considerably from person to person, we recommend that in addition to talking to us you also seek the guidance of your accountant or financial advisor.


Tax Efficient Giving

As Dollar Academy is a registered charity, UK residents can make tax-efficient charitable donations via a number of schemes. As well as this, your employer may operate a scheme whereby it will match gifts you make to charities. You can usually find out about these schemes from your organisation’s human resources department. Click here for more information.