How to raise free funds on your Desktop or laptop
Using the Give as you Live Online website
It couldn't be easier to raise free funds on your desktop or laptop via Give as you Live Online. Simply log in or sign up for free on your device, then search for the store you want to shop with using the search facility.
Once you've found the store you want to shop with click on the "Shop & raise" button. You'll be redirected to the stores website where you can shop as normal.
Once you've made a purchase the store will confirm your transaction with us. We'll then send you an email confirming how much you have raised for your chosen charity. It's that simple!Browse our stores
Using the Donation Reminder
With easy access to all your favourite stores, one-click activation and reminders as you search the internet, the Donation Reminder means you'll never forget to raise free funds for charity again.
Click the red Give as you Live icon in your browser to search for a store or access all your favourite retailers.
For many retailers, our reminder also appears on their website - just click the green button to turn Give as you Live on and start raising donations.Install the Donation Reminder
Using the start page
Access all your favourite stores quickly and easily every time you open your internet browser with the Give as you Live start page.
Combined with Google's powerful search engine and all your favourite stores, you'll never forget to shop and raise free funds for your chosen charity.Log in & visit start page
Frequently asked questions - view all
Give as you Live Online 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 & raise' 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, The Online Foundation.
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 Online, 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...
"So easy! This just makes sense. Even for a complete technophobe this is super easy." ~ Anonymous
"I do a lot of online shops and it's a good way to donate. Lovely way to be able to donate. Non-intrusive." ~ Sara
"This is an excellent system to allow donations through online spending with popular retailers." ~ James
"Easy! It was so easy and painless!" ~ Andy