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Join Aftab who is raising free funds for charity, just by shopping online

  • Sign up and support any UK charity
  • Shop as normal at over 4,200 stores
  • We donate to your chosen charity - for free!

How Give as you Live works


1. Join

Join for free, it only takes a few minutes


2. Browse

We have over 4,200 participating retailers


3. Shop

Use our links to visit a retailer and shop as normal


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 £9,131,271.73 for UK charities:

Raised: £45,438.50
Supporters: 7,595

"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: £18,002.77
Supporters: 1,642

"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: £3,154.02
Supporters: 266

"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


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,, Virgin and 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

I have started to raise bit but I see I get the odd point for clicking on sites bit I cannot find out which ones they were so I cannot go back and raise a bit more that easily Is there away to fine out


Give As You Live is a great and easy way to give to charity. We particularly like it as it includes a wide range of charities and not just the main/big ones (which already have lots of coverage). It is a simple and brilliant premise. The login, retailers choice and charity choice are very straight forward and user friendly. It is great that you can change charity easily, too, as this way you can contribute to a wider range. There are a few issues with some retailers - some take a very long time to process amounts and also we found that on some (e.g. Amazon) if we buy something we have saved in a 'list' it often won't let it be processed through Give As You Live. It only processes purchases you find through searching for them, but not if you add to basket from a favourites list you have saved. This is a refection on the retailers though and not on GiveAsYouLive. Overall I think it is a great app and more retailers should get involved. I hope to see even more charities included and especially small charities from around the world, which get no media coverage.


Give as you Live provides a great way to support my chosen charity, NPN - Natural Parents Network. The process is easy and straightforward to use.


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