Raise free funds for charity this Christmas, just by shopping online

  1. 1 Sign up and support any UK charity
  2. 2 Choose from over 4,300 stores to shop with
  3. 3 Click through to the store from our site & shop as usual
  4. 4 We donate to your chosen charity - for free!

How Give as you Live works

Join

1. Join

Join for free, it only takes a few minutes

Browse

2. Browse

We have over 4,300 participating retailers

Shop

3. Shop

Use our links to visit a retailer and shop as normal

Raise

4. Raise

We turn the retailer commission into a donation for charity

Watch our video and find out more »

So far we have helped raise £9,054,448.05 for UK charities:

Starlight
Raised: £45,093.92
Supporters: 7,564

"It's a really simple way for consumers to support charity for free. Funds raised by our supporters have been used to grant wishes-of-a-lifetime for Starlight's seriously and terminally ill children"

Neil Swan, CEO
Born Free Foundation
Raised: £17,789.51
Supporters: 1,635

"We have raised over £14,000 in income via their remarkable donation system which truly helps us save more animals in need!"

Helen Usher, Marketing Manager
Global's Make Some Noise
Raised: £3,135.28
Supporters: 265

"We want to say a huge thank you to Give as you Live for their support - the money raised will make a massive difference to youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity around the UK."

Lucy Cargill, Head of Fundraising

There's no limit to what you could raise!

  • £10 Buying new clothes
  • £17 Switching energy
  • £20 Switching insurance
  • £25 Gifts
  • £35 Booking flights & hotels

Buying new clothes

Just by shopping online for new clothes via Give as you Live, means you could easily raise £10 a year for your charity. There are hundreds of leading retailers including M&S, Asos, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Next and New Look.

Recent donations from Clothes purchases

Switching energy

Using our Give as you Switch service, you can save on your energy bills and raise free donations! Our service allows users to compare every tariff from every supplier in the UK. Find out more

Recent donations via Give as you Switch

Switching insurance

You can get a good deal and raise a great donation when you compare and switch your car, broadband, home, pet or travel insurance provider with Give as you Switch. Find out more

Recent donations via Give as you Switch

Gifts

With birthdays and Christmas coming round every year, there's always a reason for you to need to buy a gift. Just by shopping via Give as you Live, you can raise great donations for your charity, it all piles up!

Recent donations from gift purchases

Booking flights & hotels

You can raise huge donations for your charity simply by booking your holiday via Give as you Live! With top retailers such as Thomas Cook, Expedia, Booking.com, Virgin and Hotels.com there's plenty of choice for the perfect getaway. Find out more

Recent donations from Travel purchases

Frequently asked questions - View all FAQs

Give as you Live is a free and easy way to raise money for your favourite charity, just by shopping online.

Once you've signed up, you can browse our website for the store you want to shop with. Click 'shop now' to go to their website, then continue to shop as normal.

We'll then email you within 1-7 days to let you know how much you've raised.

You can support any of the 200,000 UK-registered charities.

Our charities range from big national charities to local schools, churches and social groups.

The donation amount varies from store to store. Most of the time you raise a percentage of what you spend - between 1% and 10% - whilst sometimes it's a fixed amount.

With some stores there are different rates or restrictions depending on what you buy - you can see more information on each store's page on our website.

Yes! You don't pay anything extra for your shopping, the donation is made at no extra cost to you.

It's also completely free for your charity. There are no joining or payment fees, so 100% of the donation will reach the charity.

We pay charities once a month by BACS via our payment partner, Technology Trust.

You can view the status of every donation within your account. A donation will typically move from 'pending' to 'approved' to 'paid' over the course of a few months.

As a "thank you" for sending them sales and customers, our stores pay us a commission.

We use this commission to make a donation to your chosen charity.

We donate 50% of the commission we receive, with the other 50% used to fund the on-going development of Give as you Live, which is free to all charities and users.

All donation amounts we display represent the amount the charity will receive - a 5% donation means a 5% donation!

What our users think

Easy to set up & great updates on the money I raise with each purchase

Joanne

A little bit of difficulty telling whether Give as You lIve is activated or not when making the purchase

Fiona

Really easy site to use, effortless, really.

Heidi

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