Donating

There are various ways in which you can give money to charity. Don’t forget to look for the FRSB tick when you’re donating so you can give with confidence.

Making a donation

There are many ways to make a donation:

  • By giving direct to the charity, for example, over the phone, through their website or by responding to an appeal
  • By giving through your pay packet
  • Leaving a legacy in your will
  • Setting up a direct debit for regular payment
  • Putting money in collection boxes
  • Lots of shops have donation tins next to the till. But as we all shop more by card, it’s harder to make a donation that way. Pennies is an electronic equivalent, allowing you to make an extra payment each time you use your card.

If you’re a tax payer, signing a Gift aid declaration will allow the charity to claim the tax back on your donation, at no extra cost to you.

Sponsorship

There are a range of opportunities for sponsorship. Traditionally, these include options like sponsoring a child or an animal.

Many charities also offer charity gifts which go to the beneficiary, while your relative or friend receives a card telling them about the donation.

By shopping

There are also several ways of supporting charities by shopping:

  • Donating to and buying from charity shops.
  • Looking for listings on eBay that include a donation of all or part of the money. eBay lets you search for items that are part of the eBay for Charity scheme.
  • Buying greetings cards.