Payment and Gift Aid

You can pay for your CSES membership by PayPal, standing order or bank transfer. This page gives full instructions.

As a registered charity, we can claim Gift Aid on your membership subscription and other donations if you are a UK taxpayer. Just tick the box when joining or renewing online!

If you have any queries regarding payment, please contact the Treasurer.


We accept payments using PayPal, the safer, easier way to pay online. If you choose this option, you will be automatically redirected to the PayPal website to complete the transaction and then returned to the CSES website.

Please use PayPal if possible: it is the most reliable and least time-consuming method.

Easy for you:

  • Completely safe and secure.
  • Pay with credit card, debit card or direct from a bank account.
  • For one-off transactions, you don’t even need a PayPal account.
  • You will need an account, however, for recurring transactions such as auto-renewing membership.

Easy for us:

  • PayPal sends us payment notifications so we can update our records automatically (for example, when renewing membership).
  • Our volunteers can get on with charity work rather than manually processing bank transactions.

Standing order and bank transfer

Please contact us if you need to make a payment directly to our bank account.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your donations, if you are a UK taxpayer. As a registered charity, CSES can reclaim Gift Aid on membership fees and other donations.

You can make or update your Gift Aid declaration online, when starting or renewing your membership.

If you are not a member but are making a special donation that you would like to Gift Aid, please complete and return the below form to the Treasurer.

Download PDF Gift Aid (donations) form

If you have any queries about Gift Aid, please contact the Treasurer.

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