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We turn the retailer commission into a donation for charity
Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,200 top stores and raise free funds for charity. The store pays Give as you Live a percentage of your total purchase price in commission and of this, 50% is passed on to charity.
In exchange for sending traffic to the store's website to make purchases, the store pays us commission – this is commonly known as affiliate marketing. Give as you Live pass 50% on to charity and keep the other 50% to fund the running costs of the organisation.
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Frequently asked questions - View all
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 use!
Very easy to use and made me feel great after letting me know a few hours later how much I had raised for my chosen charity.
Great way to give something back
Easy to use website with a wide range of stores. I shop on line anyway and it is no trouble whatsoever to do so via this site. I received feedback on the amount my shopping has donated which makes me feel I have given something back.