How can I donate?
All donations are gratefully received and will help us to continue providing assistance where it’s needed the most.
You can donate in any of the following ways:
By Gift Aid
You can make a donation at any time by:
- sending a cheque to The Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund; or
- by credit card on myACCA.
All donations from UK taxpayers – large or small, regular or one-off, whatever the method of payment – now qualify for tax relief as long as you’ve completed a Gift Aid declaration.
What this means
This means that the Benevolent Fund can reclaim an extra 25p on every £1 you donate. If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate on your donation.
How to donate
If you’d like to donate to the Benevolent Fund via Gift Aid, please complete part 'A' of the donation form. You can download this from the ‘related downloads’ section of this page.
To make an annual donation by standing order, please complete part B of the form and return it to
The Chartered Certified Accountants' Benevolent Fund
110 Queen Street
With your annual subscription
Many members make a donation along with their annual subscription.
If you’re a UK taxpayer and haven’t completed a Gift Aid form, please fill in part A of the donation form and return it to Hugh McCash at the address shown in the 'Gift Aid' section of this page.
If you’re a non-UK taxpayer and would like to make a donation, please complete part C of the donation form.
You can download the donation form from the ‘Related documents’ section of this page.
Bequests and legacies
Many ACCA members leave money in their wills to the Benevolent Fund. Gifts and bequests to charities are usually exempt from inheritance tax, so this is a great way to go on supporting the charity after your death.
The Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund receives funding primarily from donations and legacies provided by ACCA members.
As the Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund is a UK registered charity (charity number 1156341), any legacies left to us are exempt from tax and may help to reduce the overall inheritance tax due on your estate.
If you are thinking of leaving a gift to us, we would suggest that you begin the process by contacting your solicitor. If you already have a will, it can be amended by your solicitor through a codicil.
What type of gift can you leave?
A share of your estate – After you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of what belongs to charity. This is what is known as a ‘residuary gift’.
A cash gift
This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It’s known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.
A specific gift
Items such as shares, jewellery, antiques can be left.
A gift in trust
You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When that time has ended e.g. on the death of the user, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.
How to word a legacy
The suggested wording for a legacy is:
“I give to the Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund (charity number 1156341), registered office, The Adelphi, 1/11 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6AU the sum of [in words] OR a [in words] percentage share of the residue of my estate for their general charitable purposes absolutely”.
Let us know
Please let us know if you have included the Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund in your will by contacting the Secretary, Hugh McCash at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0141 534 4045.
Gifts of listed shares
Tax relief is now available for companies and individuals on the gift of quoted qualifying shares and securities to a charity.
How it works
Relief is given to the donor by way of a deduction for the full value of the gift in computing income or profits for income tax or corporation tax purposes, in addition to any existing capital gains tax relief.
How to do it
Transferring shares to the Benevolent Fund is easy, using a stock transfer form.
Residual clients account money
Donating your residual clients account money to the Chartered Certified Accountants’ Benevolent Fund is a legitimate and safe way to ensure you meet ACCA’s rules and at the same time support the Benevolent Fund’s work.
When you donate your surplus Clients Account Money to the Benevolent Fund we confirm that we can re-pay it to you should the need arise in the future.
Having Residual Clients Account Money can be quite a burden for firms, but we know that you need to have complete confidence that we can refund the money if reclaimed. We have sufficient safeguards in place to guarantee that we will be able to reimburse you and offer an indemnity for all donations of this nature, irrespective of the amount.
Clients Account Donations are an important part of our fundraising portfolio and many generous firms have chosen to do this over the years.
If you would like to discuss donating clients account money to us you should first of all request permission from the ACCA Secretary. Once permission has been granted please contact the Secretary of the Benevolent Fund to get the indemnity. Alternatively you can send us a cheque along with the updated letter overleaf.
Other ways of donating
You can also make a donation through:
- a Payroll Giving scheme run by your employer;
- Give As You Earn (GAYE) administered by Charities Aid Foundation; and
- vouchers issued by the same organisation.
For further information, please write to Charities Aid Foundation at:
Or by calling +44 (0)1732 520000
Or by visiting the Charities Aid Foundation website