Donations to Ulster University from individuals are tax free. How this works depends on whether you donate through Gift Aid, from your wages or pension, by giving land, property or shares, or in your will.

Get more information from HMRC on the tax status of your gift to Ulster University.

Make a donation

You can make a donation by the following methods:

Regular gift by direct debit online

Committing to making a regular gift helps us plan ahead with confidence, knowing your support is already there.

Sign up to a regular gift 

Make sure to check the recurring gift box when making your payment

One-off gift by credit/debit card online

Any gift, no matter how big or small can make a difference. We appreciate anything you can contribute.

Make a donation online today

One-off gift by cheque by post

(made payable to ‘Ulster University’ and returned to Development and Alumni Relations Office, Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1AP)

One-off gift over the phone

if you would prefer to make a payment over the phone, please call 02870 123 208 and we can process your gift over the phone for you.

Give as you Live

Want to raise money for Ulster’s students – at absolutely NO COST to you?

Thousands of shops will donate money to the Ulster University Student Opportunity Fund when you shop online at Give As You Live.

Shopping at Give as you Live generates a donation with every purchase, typically 1%-5% of what you spend.

As an added bonus: for every new shopper who spends £10, Give as you Live will donate an extra £5.

For more information or to sign up, visit Give As You Live

*Click “Discover and Download”.*Enter your name, and email address to register.*

You can now choose the ‘download’ option and download Give as you Live onto your computer.*

Alternatively, you can shop online at Give As You Live and a percentage of what you spend will still be donated to the Ulster University Student Fund.

Remember it is at NO COST to you, is easy to use, has virtually no impact on your shopping experience and you will directly benefit Ulster’s students.

UK Gift Aid - Making the most of your gift

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

Gift Aid is reclaimed by Ulster University from the tax that you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.  When you make a gift, an option to sign the declaration and ensure that this extra value is added to your gift, will be provided. To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must:

  • Be a UK taxpayer
  • Understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

Please note that if you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Payroll Giving and Match Giving

Add extra value to your gift by speaking to your employer. Many employers now also make matching gifts when members of staff give to charity. Contact your payroll or HR advisor to see if your employer operates this scheme.