How you can help

We are optimistic we can soon bring the current stage of the Odysseus Unbound project to a significant and successful conclusion, so we are actively seeking funding to bring this about.

Only the generous gifts of time and funding from our supporters, patrons, sponsors and collaborators have allowed us to reach this critical stage.

If you would like to contribute to our work, whether it is with academic knowledge and expertise, equipment or by a donation or sponsorship, we would like to hear from you.

However you can help us, it is greatly appreciated.

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A Gift Aid declaration by a UK taxpayer allows the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to the Odysseus Unbound Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the “Yes” box, I agree I would like the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that the Odysseus Unbound Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate.

When the Odysseus Unbound Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we’re entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation.

Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a UK taxpayer and that you would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year.

Furthermore, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office.

If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £1,000.00 Yearly for three years

Patrons

As a Patron of Odysseus Unbound, we ask for an annual donation of £1,000 ($1000 or €1000) or more, guaranteed for at least 3 years. This generous commitment allows us to conduct the vital research projects and plan effectively.

Patrons get special privileges and are recognised on our website (you can, of course, choose to remain anonymous).

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We will email reminders before we take this amount every year.

You may amend or cancel your donation or personal details at any time by logging in to the Patrons and Friends section of the website as an account is automatically created for you. You will receive an email to set your personal password for this account.

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UK Taxpayers – Reclaim Gift Aid

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A Gift Aid declaration by a UK taxpayer allows the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to the Odysseus Unbound Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the “Yes” box, I agree I would like the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that the Odysseus Unbound Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate.

When the Odysseus Unbound Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we’re entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation.

Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a UK taxpayer and that you would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year.

Furthermore, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office.

If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £100.00 Yearly

Friends

Our Friends are the lifeblood of the project and the funds raised will cover the charity’s annual operating costs as well as contribute towards vital research projects.

As a Friend of Odysseus Unbound, we ask for an annual donation of at least £100, €100, or $100 that you can amend or cancel at any time.

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UK Taxpayers – Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you.

A Gift Aid declaration by a UK taxpayer allows the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to the Odysseus Unbound Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the “Yes” box, I agree I would like the Odysseus Unbound Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that the Odysseus Unbound Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate.

When the Odysseus Unbound Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we’re entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation.

Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a UK taxpayer and that you would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year.

Furthermore, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office.

If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £30.00

Donors

Every donation, however small or large, is greatly appreciated and makes it possible for us to carry out our research.

For your convenience, we offer a number of secure ways to donate online or by cheque.


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US Taxpayers

Although we are a British charity, donations by US tax payers (individuals, foundations or corporations) are tax-deductible through our association with the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America).

You can make a secure online credit card donation on the CAF America website or alternatively download a form to mail a check or make an offline credit card gift, wire transfer or stock transfer.

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Stocks and dual US/UK Taxpayers

CAF America accepts gifts of stocks and also offers Donor Advised Fund investment options.
The CAF American Donor Fund is specially designed for dual US/UK Taxpayers.

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Important Information

The Odysseus Unbound Foundation is supported by the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 43-1634280. Donations to CAF America from US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law.

You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.

Fees

CAF America charges an 8% fee (with a minimum of $80) on gifts up to $100,000, 4% on the next $200,000 then 1% on any additional amount (over $300,000).


Sponsorship and Collaboration

Sponsors

We are actively looking for independent, commercial or corporate sponsors who wish to fund our scientific and archaeological research or who would like to collaborate with equipment or expertise.

Fugro Marine Survey
The Fugro team deploys hydrophones for a seismic survey of the Gulf of Livadi.

Academic Collaboration

Rigorous academic research is at the heart of the Odysseus Unbound project. We have links with universities in the UK, Greece and globally.

The project is uniquely cross-disciplinary. Already, one PhD thesis has resulted from an academic partnership between the project and Edinburgh University.

We are always open to offers of academic collaboration to advance geoscientific, archaeological or classical history studies.

  • For academic or corporate collaboration, please email our Project Coordinator: [email protected].
Antikythera Odysseus statue
Marble statue of Odysseus from the Antikythera shipwreck (1st century BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens)

How we spend your donation

As a charity, we have very low operating costs. We have no employees and all our personnel give their time voluntarily. This allows us to spend almost all the funds we raise on the key research required to advance our understanding of ancient Ithaca.

Like every organisation, we have operating costs such as marketing and publicity, travel costs and accounting fees, which amount to around £6,000 each year.

The research projects that we undertake in partnership with universities are significantly more expensive, and cost approximately £45,000 – £50,000 per annum and are funded through a combination of individual donations, donations from charitable trusts and corporate sponsorship.

Thank you.