Frequently asked questions

What is Bede’s Giving Day?

A single 36-hour digital giving initiative in which we ask the entire Bede’s community to come together to support our pupils and staff as we look to make a difference and transform lives across our local community.

With thousands of pounds to unlock in matched and challenge funding, it’s a day like no other and your gift will go even further than usual.

It will be a transformational day of giving and it’s all about what we can achieve together. 

Bede’s first ever Giving Day will take place on 21 - 22 June 2023. We’re excited for you to join us!

Where will the funds go?

Your gift goes directly to the Bede’s Transformational Bursary Fund and you can find out more about this on our homepage. Your gift will help to fund 110% transformational bursaries which cover a pupil’s fees, transport, uniform and co-curricular programme so that they face no barrier to the opportunities Bede’s provides when they take up their place. 

All gifts, of every size, will make a real difference. With thousands to unlock in matched and challenge funds, gifts go even further than usual. All gifts, of whatever size, add up and make a significant difference. Having a large number of donors encourages others to support us too, so we would love as many members of our community to participate in Bede’s Giving Day as possible.

How can I make my gift?

We’d love you to join in on 21-22 June, but we understand that your schedule might not allow you to participate during the Giving Day itself. 

There are several ways to make your gift, whether you’d like to give on the day or before it: 

During the Giving Day (21-22 June)

Online: through our Bede’s Giving Day platform (the site you’re currently on!)

By phone: +44 (0)1323 356769

Before the day: 

If you would like to make an early gift to Bede’s Giving Day, the best way to do this is through the ‘Give Early’ option on the platform. 

Direct bank transfer: If you wish to make a bank transfer, please use the following details. Please use your initials and surname as a reference. 

Account Name: St Bede's Foundation

Reference: Bursary Fund

Sort Code: 20-06-05 

Account No: 70469122

Bank Address: Barclays Bank Plc, Barclays Corporate, Level 27, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP 

IBAN: GB58BARC20060570469122


How can I help spread the word?

Your support will make a huge difference to the Bede’s community and the success of our first ever Giving Day. Please post about our Giving Day using the hashtags #BedesGivingDay and #BedesMakeaDifference on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram - and don’t forget to tag us! Make sure to tell your friends about this exciting day to get involved and make a difference.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments through the Bede’s Giving Day website will be securely processed by Stripe, you can find information on how they process your data here:

Why is my payment not going through?

Please check that you have included your postcode in both the address field and the card details field of the gift form. If there is still a problem you may have to contact your card provider and inform them that the payment is valid. For any queries please contact us at

Can I see my gift on this website? 

Yes! If you have chosen not to make your gift anonymous, you can take a look at the donor wall to see your name.

Is there another way to donate to you other than online?

Yes, you can contact us at or call +44 (0)1323 356769 and we’ll be delighted to help you make your gift. 

I set up a recurring payment, what will show in the totaliser?

The total of your direct debit payments for the duration of time selected will show up in the total raised on the website.

Is there a minimum donation?

Yes, the minimum donation you can give on our Giving Day website is £5.

Can I claim Gift Aid on this donation?

Yes! If you are a UK taxpayer and have paid as much Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax as the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of your donations in that tax year, Bede’s can reclaim the basic tax rate (25%) on your gift, with no extra cost to you. So, for example, your donation of £100 will be worth £125.

Will my Giving Day contribution be tax-deductible?

UK: If you’re in the UK and eligible for Gift Aid, St Bede’s School Trust Sussex Charitable Trust can claim 25% back in tax from your donation. If you’re a Higher Rate Tax Payer (40% and above), you can claim tax back on your charitable donations at the end of the tax year. St Bede’s School Trust Sussex is a registered charity, the HMRC Charities Reference Number is 278950.

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Feel free to email us at or call +44 (0)1323 356769.