Trinity Bursary Fund
Trinity has always been a school for children from every walk of life – indeed, this is central to its ethos and what makes it such a special place. This economic and social diversity has a profound effect on the sort of people Trinity students become. The Trinity Bursary Fund enables academically gifted young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Croydon and the surrounding area to benefit from an outstanding education, unlock their full potential and go on to make their mark in the world

School Year 2020/2021‍

Ways Of Giving

We recognise that giving to Trinity requires a partnership between school and donor, which matches the needs and aspirations of both in a relationship of mutual trust and respect. These are qualities which are central to our long-standing ethos and approach, and donors are assured that their generosity will be treated with sensitivity, gratitude and respect.  There are various ways in which you can make a donation or pledge to the Trinity Bursary Fund and we hope that you can find one suitable to your circumstances.

Single Gift

If you would like to make a single gift, please click on the button or download and complete our gift form. If you are a UK taxpayer you can make your gift even more beneficial for the School, at no cost to yourself, by completing the Gift Aid section.

Regular Gift

Giving regularly on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis is one of the very best ways in which you can support Trinity. It’s simple to set up, and payments are collected automatically. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future with confidence. If you would like to set up a regular donation, please download and complete our gift form, which also includes information on how the Gift Aid Scheme can increase the value of your gift.

Legacy Gift

There are considerable tax benefits in making a gift in this way – bequests can be made free from Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax, so by making such a gift, you could reduce the total tax burden levied on your estate to your family. To learn more about leaving a legacy read our Mitre Society brochure or contact our Director of Development, David Young


Gifts of shares, securities or other property benefit particularly well from Trinity’s charitable status. The value of a gift of shares to Trinity can be increased considerably through tax relief. Please contact the Development Office if you’d like to find out more about making a gift of shares.

Payroll Giving

As an alternative to a direct debit, you can make a donation on a regular basis through payroll giving. This is a means of making a gift directly from your salary before income tax is deducted. As a result you will automatically get tax relief at your top rate of tax, with Trinity receiving the gross value.


By way of example, if you are a basic rate taxpayer, a monthly gift of £5 to Trinity would effectively only cost you £3.90. Please contact your employer’s own payroll department to find out whether they participate in this government-led scheme.

Matched Gift

Many employers offer matching gift schemes, whereby they double (or even treble) donations made by their employees – in other words a gift made to Trinity could be increased if an employer was able to contribute the same, or a greater amount.


Take a look at this list, or contact your employer’s personnel department to see if they operate a matching gift programme.

Gifts in Kind

Trinity may accept gifts of property, art, literature and other articles. Please contact the Development Office to discuss how you could make such a gift.

Giving from the USA

Alumni and friends who are taxpayers in the USA can support Trinity School through BSUF (British Schools and Universities Foundation), a 501(c)(3) charitable organisation that is recognised by the United States Internal Revenue Service. BSUF is a tax-exempt foundation, so you can claim a 100% charitable deduction on your gift for US income tax purposes. Please express a preference that your donation is in support of Trinity School of John Whitgift when asked.


You can donate online by credit card or send a check. If you wish to send a check, please fill in the attached pdf form and send the form and check to: British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. 575 Madison Avenue Suite 1006 New York, NY 10022-2511


Checks should be made payable to British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc. (or BSUF) and postmarked on or before 31 December to qualify for current-year tax deduction.