How you can help

How can you help?

Our target for the Enhance Ellesmere £32,000 plus Bursaries. We would ask you to consider donating either a single gift or an ongoing monthly amount to this very worthwhile fund. The chart below demonstrates how the combined efforts of a number of monthly givers, donating from £15 a month, can make a considerable and rapid impact.

Monthly amount Annual cost to standard rate tax payer Net annual cost to higher rate tax payer Total value of your donation to Ellesmere College
(incl. Gift Aid)
Target £32,000 Number of Donors Needed
£15 £180 £135 £225 142
£25 £300 £225 £375 85
£50 £600 £450 £750 43
£75 £900 £675 £1,125 28
£100 £1,200 £900 £1,500 21

Fully Fund One Project

There may be one particular project that catches your eye and fits with your own passions and interests. Fully funding a project with a ‘one off’ donation is most welcome and a very generous way of supporting Enhance Ellesmere.

How will the money be spent?

All the projects will provide immediate benefit to the students of today. Support for Bursaries or leaving a Legacy to Ellesmere College has an impact on the next generation of Ellesmere students and secures its long term future.


We have always been passionate about providing the best possible education to the broadest range of students and therefore gifts marked for Bursaries will enable us to continue offering an Ellesmere education to the region’s brightest children, whatever their background. Non selective entrance and social inclusion are very much part of Ellesmere College’s tradition and remain at the heart of the school’s ethos today.

Gift Aid

giftaid-logoEllesmere College is able to reclaim the basic rate of tax (currently 20%) on your gift. For a donation eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay UK Income or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount that Ellesmere College will reclaim on your donations in the tax year. Higher rate tax-payers can reclaim the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate of tax on their annual tax return, whilst company donations may be offset against corporation tax, making charitable giving hugely tax-efficient.

Please make sure all gifts are accompanied by a completed Gift Aid Form.