Donations, SPONSORSHIPS & Legacies
“I take Goodness in this sense, the affecting of the weal of men, which is that the Grecians call philanthropia; and the word humanity (as it is used) is a little too light to express it. Goodness I call the habit, and goodness of nature the inclination. This of all virtues and dignities of the mind is the greatest; being the character of the Deity: and without it man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing; no better than a kind of vermin. Goodness answers to the theological virtue Charity... ”
Francis Bacon, 'Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature,' Essays – 1625
Donations & Sponsorships
If you wish to donate to the FBRT in order to support its work, or to sponsor an FBRT event, publication or bursary (for someone to attend an event), please complete the Donation Form.
If you are a UK taxpayer, donations to the FBRT are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme. This enables the FBRT to recover from the Inland Revenue the basic rate of tax you have paid on the amount gifted to the Trust, thereby in effect donating an extra amount to the Trust at no extra cost to you. To do this, please complete the Gift Aid Form.
Legacies are very important and have proved to be a major support of the FBRT. Legacies (i.e. bequests) should be written into your will. Because the FBRT is a UK charity, in the UK the amount of the bequest will either be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated, or reduce your Inheritance Tax rate if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity. (See "Leaving Gifts to Charity in Your Will".)
The FBRT Work supported by Donations
Like all charities, the FBRT needs donations, including legacies and sponsorships, in order to exist and carry out its work of research and education, which work includes:-
- Educational events
- Writing (e.g. books, articles, newsletters)
- FBRT website
- Other Internet presence (e.g. FBRT Facebook page)
- Library of research material (e.g. books, images)