From shopping on Amazon and bidding on eBay to scrapping your old car, there are loads of ways that you can raise money for Carers UK without costing you a penny.
It's quick and simple, so check out some of the companies that are ready and waiting to give some money to Carers UK below.
Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
So please choose Carers UK at the checkout!
eBay for Charity is an easy way for buyers and sellers on eBay.co.uk to support their favourite charities. They work directly with the PayPal Giving Fund to enable sellers to donate a portion of their sales and buyers to shop while supporting their favourite charity.
You can also donate to Carers UK during the checkout process when buying any item on eBay.
How do I donate shares?
ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity (No.1052686) which specialises in releasing money locked up in small shareholdings. ShareGift works by collecting small lots of shares until there are enough to sell and then donating the resulting proceeds to a wide range of charities.
ShareGift make their grants based on suggestions from donors. You can help support unpaid carers by donating any small shareholdings you may have to ShareGift and mentioning that you support Carers UK. Click here to donate your shares.
For more information you can contact ShareGift on 020 7930 3737 or visit the ShareGift website.
Why donate shares?
Donating your uneconomic shares to support our work is a simple way to help make life better for carers. It's also one of the most tax-effective ways to give money.
- You won't have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate and you can claim income tax relief too.
- If you are a higher rate (40%) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 40% of the value of the gift.
- If you are a highest rate (45%) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 45% of the value of the gift.
To qualify for tax relief, the shares or securities must be:
- listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange.
- units in authorised unit trusts.
- shares in a UK open-ended investment company.
- holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes.
If you're unsure of your tax situation and would like more information, please contact the HM Revenue & Customs helpline on 0845 900 0444 or visit the HMRC website.
Want to raise money for Carers UK whilst doing your online shopping?
Savoo is one of our fundraising partners, and home to thousands of voucher codes and money-saving deals that raise money for Carers UK when used.
Click here to learn more and get started.
Give as you Live is a free tool that enables you to raise money for Carers UK while you shop online. Thousands of your favourite stores will donate a percentage of whatever you spend online when you use Give as you Live – all at no cost to you.
With Kindred you can earn money - for yourself and your favourite charity - every time you make a purchase. Be sure to select Carers UK as your chosen charity!
This platform makes it quick and easy for small businesses to donate to Carers UK and publicise their giving.
If you run your own business and you’d like to give something back, visit Work for Good to get started!
For Good Causes is a fintech that creates new and innovative ways to donate to non-profits. They connect brands and consumers to create income for over 20,000 charities, by converting cash back, air miles and loyalty points into donations.
Visit the For Good Causes platform to convert your rewards into donations for Carers UK.
Have an old or unused car sitting in your driveway? Why not turn it into cash for Carers UK!
Giveacar is a not-for-profit enterprise that collects your old car for free (from anywhere in the UK) then sells it at auction or scraps it, with the proceeds going to your chosen charity.
To donate your unwanted car to Carers UK, complete this form or call Giveacar on 020 7736 4242.
Every vehicle - even if it’s just a car’s scrap metal value - is worth something. You can find out more information about Giveacar here.