Make a gift

Your support is vital in enabling the British Academy to continue to champion the social sciences and the humanities, to invest in the very best researchers and research and to inform and enrich debate around society’s greatest questions. Your one-off or monthly gift will help us to recognise and support outstanding scholarly achievement in our subjects and to promote their public value.


Contributions of all sizes to the Academy's work are extremely welcome and can be made in a number of different ways.

You can donate to the British Academy by:

  • Downloading and completing a donation form
  • Making an online donation via Justgiving
  • Including the British Academy in your will
  • Fellows of the British Academy aged over 70 can convert their subscription fee to a donation
  • Fellows who are eligible for a discounted subscription fee can opt into paying the full fee, 50% as a donation in lieu

If you are able to, please don't forget to Gift Aid your contribution. UK Tax payers can Gift Aid their gifts so that for every pound you give we receive an extra 25 pence from HMRC.

If you wish to discuss your gift please contact Michelle Waterman - 0207 969 5290

Gift aid

The Government's Gift Aid scheme enables donations made to the British Academy go further at no extra cost to you by allowing charities to reclaim the basic rate of the tax already paid on donations. This means that for every £1 you donate we can reclaim 25p in Gift Aid.

If you opt in today we can claim Gift Aid on eligible donations from the last 3 years as Gift Aid can be claimed retrospectively.

More information regarding Gift Aid can be found at HMRC.

You can opt into the Gift Aid scheme if you are a UK tax payer and pay as much Income Tax and / or Capital Gains Tax as you have paid on your donations. To opt into the Gift Aid scheme please complete the Gift Aid section on our donation form, or complete our Gift Aid declaration form and return it to the Development Team at the below address:

The Development Office
The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace

If you are a higher rate tax payer (taxed at the rate of 40% or above) the Academy can claim the basic rate of the tax from your gift back. As a higher rate tax payer you can claim back the difference between higher rate of tax (40%) and the basic rate of tax (20%) on the total value of your donation (an additional 25p per £1).

Fellows of the British Academy who are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme can also Gift Aid their subscription, unless their academic institution pays the subscription fee.

To find out more about this scheme please contact Michelle Waterman - 0207 969 5290

The British Academy is a registered charity in England. Number: 233176.

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