Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting Ransome on the Map

Making a Big Difference

It is difficult to define a “large gift”, because a “small” sum for one person may be very substantial to someone else. For this reason gifts of all sizes are a great encouragement to us, and we are grateful everyone for whatever donations you choose to make to support and develop the Trust.

We recognize, however, that “large gifts” can have significant impacts – perhaps by letting us develop a project more quickly, or by expanding its scope.

If you are interested in making a large gift, but need further information on how your support might help ART, please do feel free to get in touch for a  confidential, no-commitment chat.  There is of course no need to discuss your plans unless you want to do so. You may make gifts of any size, including anonymously, at any time.

How to make a gift, big or small:

If you are a UK taxpayer you can opt to Gift Aid your donation. Doing so lets the Trust reclaim 25p of any Income Tax you have paid for every £1.00 you donate.

Online gifts:

  • When you reach the Charity Choice site, click on “donate without registering” to proceed to ART’s dedicated donation page.
  • Please ensure, if you decide to use your single gift to sponsor a piece of our Ransome Map, that you make this clear in the comments section of the Charity Choice donation page (please include the reference number and title of the piece). See our Putting Ransome on the Map page for further details.
  • You can opt to send online donations anonymously if you wish. However, you cannot Gift Aid an anonymous donation.
  • Please also note that there will be a delay between your making an online donation and your gift reaching the Trust. This is partly because Charity Choice reclaim Gift Aid (if appropriate) on the Trust’s behalf, which they then forward to us with the donation itself. It may, therefore, take us rather longer to acknowledge and thank you for online donations than those received by post.

Gift Aid:

  • To qualify for Gift Aid you must have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify towards this total.
  • If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.
  • Please do not forget to let us know if you: Want to cancel your Gift Aid declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

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“We can get plenty of rope with five shillings.”


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