The Down Syndrome Development Trust relies on donations and charity grants.
The DSDT can only continue to support and enhance the lives of those with Down syndrome and their families with donations from members of the public and grants.
There are several ways you can help:
Make a donation now via PayPal
Pingit from Barclays
DSDT shortcode details – PINGITDP392
An easy way to send your donation is via pingit, just download the app for free onto your smart phone or iPad, then make a payment by entering our shortcode noted above. More details on PingIt here.
Ways you can leave gifts to charity in your will.
If your estate is liable to Inheritance Tax, you could reduce the amount due by choosing to give money to charity.
You can either leave a fixed sum (known as a ‘Pecuniary Legacy’), or part or all of your estate once other gifts have been distributed (known as a ‘Residuary Legacy’).
You can do this through your will, or by a declaration to the executors or personal representatives giving instructions as to how you would like your legacy to be distributed. If you are leaving money to charity, make it clear exactly which charity you want to receive your gift (and specify a local branch if necessary).
Gifts made to a charity or CASC in the seven years before your death are exempt from Inheritance Tax.
Donations through your pay or company
How Payroll Giving works
Payroll Giving allows you to make donations to charity directly from your pay or company/personal pension. The donations are made after your National Insurance contributions are calculated but before Income Tax is worked out and deducted. Because of this, you only pay tax on what’s left. This means that you get tax relief on your donation immediately – and at your highest rate of tax.
Example – basic rate tax and Payroll Giving
You pay tax at the basic rate of 20 per cent, and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £2 tax (20 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £8.
Example – higher rate tax and Payroll Giving
You pay tax at the higher rate of 40 per cent and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £4 (40 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £6
Don’t forget the easiest way to make a donation is to download the free app and enter the DSDT Pingit shortcode – PINGITIDP392.