Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships make a crucial difference to our work. Partnering with RNCF can have a positive impact on staff morale, strategy and the challenges you face in business.

We continually find new ways to support vulnerable children and young people in the UK, from providing new services which address emerging issues to lobbying opportunities. Therefore, our corporate partners have the chance to support specific new activities or direct services with vulnerable children which require voluntary funding, in the key areas of need that we have identified.

For example, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management funded the RNCF Cup in 2014 & 2015, an inter-schools rounders & cricket competition that over 50 schools take part in. Their support has allowed us to develop and maintain this national competition, raising awareness for vulnerable children with school children, whilst they have fun.

Team building

We know that teamwork is key to good business. That’s why we put together a selection of corporate challenges that can only be achieved by working together. Our team building events build employee confidence, enhance team working skills and develop sales and marketing abilities, while also having a huge impact on the work that we do – transforming the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Raising your company profile

A true corporate partnership creates openings for each party to build joint business opportunities. Through the opportunities listed, a partnership with RNCF does just that.

PR opportunities

Involvement with a charity can create some great PR and marketing opportunities. Every time your employees take part in fundraising activities, there is a story to be told.

We can assist in the promotion of the Partnership through our Marketing & Fundraising team, based in our Cobham office.

Although we are a small charity, we have excellent links to national and regional media.

Please contact David Bassom on 01932 868622 to talk through ideas.

Donate Shares

Making a gift of shares to the RNCF can be a highly efficient way for you to support our work, because of the generous tax relief available. The following information shows you step by step how to donate shares to RNCF and outlines the tax benefits for you.

How to donate shares to RNCF

To donate shares to RNCF, please follow these simple steps.

  1. Obtain a stock transfer form from the Registrar who acts for the company in which you have shares. The name of the Registrar will usually be shown at the bottom of your share certificate. If you prefer we will be happy to send you a stock transfer form – just contact David Bassom, dbassom@rncf.org.uk.
  2. On the stock transfer form, in the box entitled ‘Full name and postal address of the person to whom the security is transferred’, please write:
    Royal National Children’s Foundation
    Sandy Lane
    Cobham
    Surrey
    KT11 2ES
  1. Complete, sign and date the form as appropriate.
  2. Please send the completed form, together with the share certificate, to:
    David Bassom
    Royal National Children’s Foundation
    Sandy Lane
    Cobham
    Surrey
    KT11 2ES

We strongly recommend that you keep a copy of the stock transfer form as evidence of your gift.

What are the main tax benefits of donating shares to RNCF?
  • A gift of shares is free from capital gains tax
  • Since April 2000 you can claim income tax relief, at your highest rate, for the full market value of the shares you donate, on the date of transfer to RNCF

This means that you will not pay tax on the equivalent amount of your income in the year that you make the gift.

You can also claim the tax relief on your self assessment tax return. To qualify for the tax relief, the shares or securities must be:

  • Listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange
  • Units in authorised unit trusts
  • Shares in a UK open-ended investment company, or
  • Holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes.
How much tax relief can I claim?

The following examples show how the income tax relief works.

If you are a basic rate tax payer (20 per cent) 

If you donate shares worth £500 to RNCF, then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £100 (20 per cent of £500).

This means the donation has cost you £400, while the shares are worth £500 to RNCF.

You do not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares.

Higher rate tax payer (40 per cent)

If you donate shares worth £500 to RNCF, then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £200 (40 per cent of £500).

This means the donation has cost you £300, while the shares are shares worth £500 to RNCF.

You do not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares.

The examples given above are for illustrative purposes only. The tax benefits you may be entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. You should consider taking professional advice to ensure that your gift to RNCF is structured in the most efficient manner.

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