The Bar Convent relies on generating its own income to safeguard this unique historic building and its collections. We are a registered educational charity (No. 204320) and donations are absolutely vital to our continuing work.

You can donate online; by post, by downloading a form; or in person, at the donation boxes located around the Bar Convent.

If you're a UK taxpayer, we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation. This means we can reclaim 25p from HMRC for every pound you donate, at no cost to yourself.

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme allows charitable and non-profit organisations like the Bar Convent to reclaim some of the tax on your donation from HMRC. As a rough guide, this means that for every pound you donate to us, we can claim back an extra 25p - with absolutely no extra cost for you.

Am I eligible to Gift Aid my donation?

Firstly, you must be a resident in the UK. (You also qualify if you are Crown servants or members of the UK armed forces serving overseas.)

Secondly, you need to pay enough UK income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount of tax we would reclaim.

Thirdly, you’ll need to provide the Bar Convent with a Gift Aid declaration. This happens automatically when you donate to us online.

How can I Gift Aid my donation to The Bar Convent Trust?

When you donate to the Bar Convent using this website, we receive your details from the Gift Aid Declaration. You don’t need to do anything else, as all administration is handled by us.

You can read further information on Gift Aid on HMRC’s website.

Leaving A Legacy

A gift in your Will is a wonderful way to support the work of The Bar Convent. All legacies, however large or small, make a vital contribution, and will help to secure the Convent for the inspiration and enjoyment of future generations.

We know that your decision to include us in your Will is a very private one, but should you like to discuss your intentions and wishes with us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Any information you provide is not legally binding and will be kept in our strictest confidence. Please contact Sister Frances Orchard in the first instance.

A Will is very personal and we advise you to seek professional advice when drafting a new Will or updating an existing one. This ensures that you receive confidential guidance and your Will is tailored to your particular circumstances.

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