Donations, Legacies & SPONSORSHIPS
“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
Like all charities, the FBRT needs donations, including legacies and sponsorships, in order to 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)
- Providing bursaries
If you wish to donate to the FBRT or sponsor an FBRT event, publication or bursary (for someone to attend an event), please complete the Donation Form.
Donations can be made online via PayPal using a debit or credit card, or via Charity Choice, or sent by mail to the FBRT as a cheque made out to 'FBRT'. Other arrangements are also possible (please contact FBRT for details).
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 (= 25p extra for every £1 you give). To do this, please complete the Gift Aid Form.
* Higher rate tax payers can claim additional tax benefits for donations they make to charity, which you can keep or pass on to any charitable organisation. Simply indicate how much you have donated when completing your tax self-assessment 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".)