How to Donate

Regular donations

You can complete a standing order form which we will send to your bank and which you can cancel at any time, allowing you to make a donation annually, quarterly or monthly. Feedback from parents revealed that most would appreciate us providing a recommended figure for donations and we are suggesting £5 per child per month. However, we would be grateful for any amount people can afford.

Please click here to download the standing order form.

Please note:

Donors who are liable at the higher rate of income tax can, additionally, claim tax relief for the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate of income tax using self-assessment forms.

Employer donations

Sometimes local companies like to make donations to help the school. If your employer would like to contribute (or indeed if you run a business yourself), either for a specific project or more generally, please contact Mrs McGuffie.

Local companies may be interested in our ‘Sponsor a Classroom’ programme, where they receive positive publicity from the school, including their company name attached to a classroom, in return for donations.

“Easy Fundraising”

 

This is a great way to raise funds for the school – every time you shop online, instead of going straight to the online store you want, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and then select the store you want. This tells the shop you accessed their website via Easy Fundraising and they will then give you a cash reward of up to 15% of your purchase total that you can turn into a donation for the school – you don’t pay any extra!

Simply shop online at places like Amazon, M&S or John Lewis, but set your homepage or a bookmark as Easyfundraising for Lymm High School. Once it is set up, you shop this way every time and raise funds whilst you shop.

One-off donation

Some people may wish to give only once, or only very occasionally. Any such donations are always most welcome. Please contact Mrs Chambers on 01925 755458 and she will be able to add the amount you wish to donate to your Parent Pay account.

Payroll Giving

 

If your company or employer participates in the Payroll Giving scheme, you may be able to donate to Lymm High School direct from your earnings, before income tax is deducted. See HMRC’s website for further details (www.hmrc.gov.uk/businesses/giving/payroll-giving.htm). Many companies also offer matched donations (see below).

Legacy donations

You may wish to remember Lymm High School in your will. For further advice on how to arrange this, please visit: www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/will.htm

Company matched giving/funding schemes

Many employers provide funding for charitable organisations such as our PTA through ‘matched giving’ schemes.  These vary slightly from employer to employer, but the basic idea is that companies will match donations made to the school by individual employees – thus doubling the amount the school receives. The companies themselves can offset these donations against tax and it forms part of their ‘corporate social responsibility’.

Click here to view a list of companies (by no means exhaustive!) that we understand currently match gifts donated by employees.  If your employer is not listed, please contact your Human Resources department to find out if they operate a matching gift scheme.  In most cases, the company will match your donation pound for pound up to a specific level. If you work for a company that isn’t listed below, it’s still worth asking the HR department whether they do have such a scheme or even if they are prepared to start doing it.