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LSE Advancement

Houghton Street

Tel: +44(0)20 7955 6081
Email: annualfund@lse.ac.uk


Support the LSE Annual Fund

The easiest way to donate to the LSE Annual Fund is via our secure online forms:

If you prefer to use a different method, please choose from the options below:

  • Give by post: Download a UK/Rest of the world form, USA form, German form to give by cheque, charity voucher, Direct Debit, credit or debit card.

  • Give by telephone: Contact us on +44 (0)20 7955 6081 to make a credit or debit card gift over the telephone. Supporters in the USA can make a gift to the American Fund for LSE by calling our New York office on +1 646 442 2895.

  • Give in your will: Find out more about leaving a legacy gift to LSE

  • Give in person:  LSE Advancement is located on the third floor of 1 Kingsway, WC2B 6XD, and is open from 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday. You can visit LSE Advancement to make a gift by cheque, charity voucher, Direct Debit, credit or debit card. You will need to report to the reception desk upon arrival, who will arrange for you to visit the office.

Leadership giving

We recognise leadership giving through the LSE 1895 Society. Find out more in our Leadership Giving pages.

Penguin Club

We have a special group that recognises graduates from the past five years who donate to the School.

Tax efficient giving

Gift Aid enables LSE to claim up to 25 per cent on gifts from UK taxpayers, at no extra cost to you. Donations of shares are eligible for Capital Gains and Income Tax relief. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim tax relief  on the difference between the basic rate and the higher rate you pay. 

Visit our tax efficient giving page to find out more, as well as to learn about our tax status in USA, Canada, Germany and Singapore.

Give As You Earn (GAYE)

Another way in which you can extend the reach of your support of LSE is through the Give as You Earn (GAYE) scheme. It is completely tax free and allows an employee to give a regular or single gift from their income before tax is deducted.

Please complete this form, print it out and send it your human resources or payroll department.

This scheme means:

  • Gifts made through Payroll Giving are taken directly from the gross pay, giving the benefactor immediate tax relief at the highest rate of tax for which they qualify
  • For instance, every £10 you donate will only cost you £8 as you save £2 at the basic tax rate and higher tax rate payers will pay only £6
  • The School can better plan its activities sustainably, knowing the LSE Annual Fund is getting regular donations
  • You are better able to keep track of your giving

To make contributions to the LSE Annual Fund, the charity details for the GAYE form are as follows:

Inland Revenue No. X2401

LSE Annual Fund

LSE Advancement

London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

We are very grateful for you choosing to donate tax-efficiently via payroll giving. As we use a third party (CAF) to process this, there may be a delay between you filling in the form and your donation coming out of your pay. There is also sometimes a delay of several weeks before the Annual Fund receives your donation once it is set up, but as soon as we receive the funds, we will write to acknowledge receipt and to thank you for your generous support.