Your Invitation to Give

‘Raising The Standard’ is a gradual process. The first few pulls on the cord can be hard work. Then it slips through the fingers more easily. Sometimes from the ground, looking up, it looks like the standard is closer than it really is to the top of the flagstaff.

But the job is never complete until the last pull on the halyard and it is tied off on the cleat. Only then is the job done – and that is when the standard can be seen from far and wide and can attract all comers!

With Your Help, We Can Raise the Standard

Thanks to our funders – the National Heritage Lottery Fund providing the foundation stones with our own community members and charitable trusts locally and in London adding to those – the flag staff is currently at well over half mast and we ask everyone who recognises the value of the project to add their own support – and to take us to the top!

Braemar Community Limited is a registered charity and we can accept grants, gifts in cash or shares and legacies. Tax-effective gifts may be made by making a Gift Aid declaration and higher-rate tax payers may themselves benefit from the tax advantages of charitable giving.

If you would like to discuss your gift, what it can help achieve and how it may be recognised please contact us.

Partners and Founders

We are very grateful to all our partners and funders who are supporting the project and its objectives.



Barrack Trust
William Grant Foundation
Cadogan Charity
Tay Charitable Trust
Crerar Trust
Wolfson Foundation
Hugh Fraser Foundation
Pilgrim Trust
Pilgrim Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Postcode Trust
Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust

Donation Methods

Gift Aid Donation

Cash Donation

Gift of shares

Bank transfer

Gift Aid Donation

If you are a UK tax payer, you may support Raising the Standard campaign by making a Gift Aid donation. This means that we may reclaim from HMRC the basic rate tax on your gift (at no cost to you). This increases the value of your gift, so that a gift of £100 is worth £125 to the campaign.

For a higher-rate tax payer, you receive a tax advantage which represents the difference between the basic tax rate and your own. (Thus a £100 donation would represent a £75 “cost” to a 40% tax payer).

Cash Donation

If you are not a UK tax payer or do not pay more tax than would be claimed on your donations in any one tax year, a donation of cash, shares or property that may be realised for the benefit of the campaign is very welcome.

Gift Of Shares

Share giving can be among the most tax-effective means of support, especially if the shares have appreciated greatly in value in your ownership. Giving shares means you get Income Tax relief on the value of the shares as well as exemption from Capital Gains Tax on disposal.

Bank Transfer

If you prefer to give by BACS, please give to Braemar Community Limited using sort code 80-05-51 and account code 06000407 using reference DONATE – “Surname”


Gift Aid Declaration

Please add to your donation by completing this Gift Aid Declaration. Doing so will add (at no cost to you) 25p to every £1 you donate. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current taxpayer.

  • Please notify us if you:
    • Want to cancel this declaration
    • Change your name or home address
    • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
    • If you pay Income Tax at the higher rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue & Customs to adjust your tax code.
    By submitting this form you agree to the Gift Aid declaration above.

Virtual Castle

Closing the distance between the castle and visitors - take a tour, sign up for the events and meet the people behind the castle walls. Whether you are at home or abroad we invite you to enjoy everything we have on offer.

What's On

Watch this space!

We are developing a full programme of events, challenges, lectures and educational activities which will allow you to experience the Castle and community in a way you never thought possible. Every event contributes to the fundraising for the Castle allowing you to have fun and support a deserving charity - 'Our Castle, Your Castle'.

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