Give a gift

Gifts of every size make a genuine difference to Heriot’s and will enrich the lives of pupils in need, both today and in the future.

Heriot’s is a place like no other, made extra special by its pupils. Children from all backgrounds and cultures learn together, enrichening the lives of everyone connected with the school. It’s fair to say every child’s experience of Heriot’s would be poorer without the pupils supported by the Foundation and bursaries

Your donations can ensure disadvantaged children continue to find a home at Heriot’s, experiencing all the school can offer as you once did and enriching the lives of everyone associated with the school. By distributing chearfullie in the spirit of George Heriot, you would ensure children from all backgrounds continue to learn and grow together.

Every donation, no matter the size, has a tangible impact on young lives.

Regular Gift

Regular gifts are vital to Heriot’s, allowing the school to grow the number of pupils supported through the Foundation and bursaries. You can tailor a gift to Heriot’s to an amount and frequency that suits you, in the knowledge that you are helping young children realise their potential.

You can set up a regular gift online here.

Alternatively, you can instruct your bank to create a standing order to Heriot’s or complete and return this form to the Development Office. Please get in touch with us if you intend to create a standing order through your bank so we can provide you with the correct details to pass to your bank.

One-off gift

One-off monetary gifts can be made to Heriot’s at any point by a variety of means, making them incredibly flexible around your own circumstances. You can make a one-off gift:

Onlineclick here to donate now

Cheque – please make cheques out to ‘George Heriot’s Trust’ and post them to Heriot’s accompanied with a Donation Form, available here

Phone – you can call us on 0131 221 6716 to make a donation over the phone

Cash – you can send or hand in a cash gift to the school

Items/artefacts – Heriot’s also accepts gifts of items or artefacts. Please get in touch with the Development Office if you intend to, or would like to discuss making such a donation.


For many UK taxpayers, giving shares to a charity is a tax-effective way of making a gift.

When making a gift of shares listed on any recognised stock market in the UK or overseas, you will not only avoid Capital Gains Tax liability but can also offset the full value of the shares against their

Income Tax liability. The same principles can be applied to gifts of land, buildings and certain other assets such as an Authorised Unit Trust (AUT) and Open-Ended Investment Company (OEIC).

If you are interested in making a gift of shares, please contact the Development Office. Given that individual circumstances vary considerably from person to person, we recommend that in addition to talking to us you also seek the guidance of your accountant or financial advisor.


We do not accept donations of cryptocurrency however, we would be delighted to work with you to sell such assets with your intention to donate the proceeds to Heriot’s.