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Employer and tax efficient giving


Many employers sponsor matching-gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching-gift policy, please get in touch with your human resources department.


In some countries, you can claim tax relief when you donate to UWC.

UK taxpayers

If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on your donation. You can do this through your tax return or by contacting your tax office.

UK Gift Aid

You can also make your donation worth 25% more – at no cost to yourself – by signing up to Gift Aid. For example, a £100 donation could be worth an extra £25. We claim direct from the Inland Revenue, making your donations do even more for young people.

To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of UK income tax and/or capital gains tax that’s at least equal to the tax that we reclaim on your donation in the appropriate tax year. This is currently 25p for each £1 you donate.

Tick the Gift Aid box when you donate online or download a Gift Aid declaration form.

USA taxpayers

UWC-USA allows USA taxpayers to pay to different UWC schools/colleges and to UWC International through their website. You can find their information here. Once you are on the page you will find a drop down box listing the UWC schools/colleges, the UWC national committees and UWC International that USA taxpayers can donate to.

To discuss the most appropriate way to process your gift to UWC, please send an email to

European taxpayers

We work with Transnational Giving Europe so that individuals and corporations from 19 European countries can claim tax relief on donations they make to UWC or specific UWC schools, colleges or national committees from their own country.

For more information, please send an email to

Singapore taxpayers

You can claim up to 250% in tax relief if you support Singaporean nationals at UWC schools or colleges. Please send an email to for more information.

Other taxpayers

Many countries around the world offer incentives for tax-efficient giving by individual and corporate donors. This may for example be relevant if you wish to channel your donation through the UWC National Committee in your country.

If you have any questions about tax relief in a country not listed here, please send an email to