Gifts of Shares

Did you know you can support Wigmore Hall with a Gift of Shares?

Although giving gifts of shares to charitable organisations is not new, many are not aware of the tax incentives to make this a great way to give to the charities you love. Wigmore Hall has recently benefited from such gifts and the advantages to donors make this an attractive and tax effective type of philanthropic donation.

If you are a tax payer and you own shares or securities which are listed on a recognised UK or overseas stock exchange; or units of an Authorised Unit Trust which show a capital gain, the gross value of a gift of shares or units to a charity can be offset against your taxable income, and no capital gains tax is payable on those shares. As a result, the cost of giving up your right to the asset is significantly mitigated by the potential tax savings.

If you would like to make a gift to the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund in this way or for more information about gifts of shares, please contact Marie-Hélène Osterweil, Director of Development by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on +44 (0)20 7258 8220.