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Every donation - large or small - helps to make a real difference
£35 pays for one week’s supply of our special blue and yellow filters.
£100 pays towards the cost of a free assessment.
£250 pays for the visual testing equipment for use in the clinic or in a school.

Make a donation

You can make a single or monthly ONLINE donation securely through Virgin Money Giving.

You can also use this link to set up a free online sponsorship page for any running, challenge or social events. Gift Aid, where appropriate, will be collected automatically.

DONATE BY TEXT Text GIFT16 £5 to 70070
 

Make a donation in memory
By making a donation in memory to the Dyslexia Research Trust, you will be making a real difference to the lives of many young people and helping them to reach their full potential.

Tax effective giving
There are a number of ways to maximise your gift to the Dyslexia Research Trust at no extra cost to you.

Gift Aid
Gift Aid allows the Dyslexia Research Trust to claim tax back from the Government on all donations received as a UK tax payer. As a basic rate tax payer this means we will receive an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue for every £1 you donate. A £100 donation with gift aid is therefore worth £125.

If you pay tax at a higher rate of income tax (40%) you can also claim relief for yourself at 18% of your gross donation, or 23p for every £1 you give through gift aid.

For further information about Gift Aid tax relief, please ask your local tax office for leaflet IR65 Gift Aid or visit www.hmrc.gov.uk

Gift of shares
A gift of shares is a simple, tax effective way to support the Dyslexia Research Trust. Giving your shares to charity is a way of donating assets which offers tax relief to you in addition to the capital gains tax relief. A gift of shares worth £1,000 could reduce a basic rate donor's income tax bill by £220, or by £400 if a higher rate taxpayer. This effectively means that as a basic rate tax payer the donation has cost you only £780 and as a higher rate tax payer the donation has cost you £600. Since 1st April 2000 Companies can get corporation tax relief for gifts to charity of listed shares, unit trusts and investment trusts.

Please note: Dyslexia Research Trust cannot give you financial advice about your personal circumstances or tax position – you may wish to discuss the tax consequences of any donation of shares with your financial adviser.

Payroll giving
Payroll giving is a tax-effective way for you to give to the Dyslexia Research Trust straight from your salary. This is a scheme which enables employees to donate to charity straight through their salary before tax is deducted and to receive immediate tax relief. This means that if an employee gives £10 a month, it will cost only £7.50 if you pay tax at 25%, or only £6 if you pay tax at 40%. Payroll giving or Give As You Earn provides us with a regular, reliable income stream and provides you with immediate tax relief. It is a simple, hassle free way to give and donors can support many charities from just one form.

Legacies
Leaving bequests to the Dyslexia Research Trust both large and small can make a significant difference to our work. Changing a Will is not difficult. However, it must be legally valid and we would strongly recommend you seek professional advice from a solicitor. If you only want to make a small change to a will a document called a codicil can supplement your existing will..