Donations to the FCI
As a registered charity, our mission is to support safe, effective and efficient health and care for the public through the best use of information and information technology. Any donation to the Faculty will help the Faculty to further develop member services or fund specific programmes to enable us to reach our mission.
We welcome your donation no matter the size and there are many ways to support us - from a one-off donation or regular giving, to leaving a gift in your will.
If you'd like to donate to FCI, thank you! Remember that if you pay income or capital gains tax in the UK, you increase the value of your donation to us by 25% through a Gift Aid declaration. It allows us to claim back tax paid on the donation, which we can then put toward the development of the Faculty.
Make a one-off donation
You can make a single donation by bank transfer. Please contact [email protected] for details.
Make regular donations
You can set up a direct debit online here.
If you already have a direct debit set up with us for your membership fees, you don’t need to set up a new one. Just let us know what donation schedule you’d like to make and we can arrange it.
This is a simple and tax-efficient scheme that allows you to make a regular donation directly from your salary. Your donation is calculated after your National Insurance contribution but before income tax is deducted - so effectively your donation costs you less. For example, each £1 you give will cost a standard rate tax payer 80p and a higher rate tax payer just 60p.
If you're interested, ask your employer if they are enrolled in the Payroll Giving scheme. If they are, choose the regular/monthly amount you would like to donate to the Faculty and your employer will be able to arrange it for you.
Leaving a gift in your will
You can leave your mark on the future of the FCI by supporting us with a gift in your will.
Every gift, large or small, helps us to advance the practice of clinical informatics. We have a far-reaching and ambitious vision to drive major improvements in health and care through the safe and effective use of information systems. With your support, we will be able to deliver these changes more rapidly, and transform health for generations to come.
What are the tax advantages of leaving money to a charity?
In certain circumstances, especially with larger estates, a charitable bequest can help to reduce the inheritance tax you pay on your estate. Gifts to charities are completely tax-free. If you leave 10% or more of your taxable estate to charity, then the rate of tax on the rest of your estate will be reduced from 40% to 36%. (Figures correct as April 2020.) Visit gov.uk/inheritance-tax for more information.
What are the different types of gifts in wills?
There are several different types of legacy gifts. The most common are:
Residuary legacy: A gift of all or part of the remainder of your estate after all other legacy gifts and debts have been met.
Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a stated sum of money.
Specific legacy: A gift of a particular item such as property or an item of value.
Revisionary legacy: A legacy gift in two stages. Firstly, left to a beneficiary to use as an asset in their lifetime and then, after death, the asset is passed on to a subsequent beneficiary.
What wording do I need to use in my will?
We suggest the following wording:
“Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give to the Faculty of Clinical Informatics of 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT, registered charity number 1185323, the sum of £ insert amount (for a pecuniary legacy) or % of my estate (for a residuary legacy) for the general purposes of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics or to a specific area of work. I direct that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics shall be full and sufficient discharge for my Executors/Trustees.”
I’ve already decided to leave the FCI a gift in my will. Do I need to let you know?
Knowing about future gifts helps us to plan ahead, so if you have already decided to leave us a gift in your will and are happy to let us know, please do get in contact by emailing us at [email protected].
If you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your will to the FCI, please email the team at [email protected].