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Giving Guide

In this section of the website we want to provide more information about our partner charities and explain more about what they do and how you can donate to them.

On these pages we've tried to give a more general overview that will hopefully help you make up your mind that you're making the right decision in choosing a charity to support.

It may be that on a voluntary basis you want to give your time or you might show your support with a monetary donation. However you choose to give to charity, it's important you know you're doing the right thing.


We're going to keep expanding this section too - so do check back again.

If you've got a suggestion for an article let us know. We'd love to hear it so please drop us a note here.

Guide To Giving List

It's nearly time for Christmas 2014.

This page will act as our hub page for lots of Christmas related content we'll producing in the run up to this year's traditional day of giving and relaxation with family and loved ones.

We'll be focusing in on different charities and exploring, through a series of posts in our blog, how you can support everything from animals, people and planet in lots of exciting ways.

This is an awesome infographic that was sent over by our friends at CAF - the Charities Aid Foundation. It's packed full of up to date stats and insights into how the UK is currently engaging in charity giving. We hope you like it. Thanks CAF!

On this page we talk about how charities benefit from charity gift sales and what the benefits are to you if you choose to give this way.

Online Donations

These days most charities allow you to donate over the Internet. Making an online charity donation is a quick and secure way to give to the cause of your choice. There isn’t a definitive list of charities that allow online donations, but it’s easy find out by visiting the charity’s website.

Child sponsorship is a great way to help children that living in poverty. This page talks more about how these programmes work.

This page lists more information about UK animal charities and how they operate. Compare and learn more about their work here.

Britain has a long history of charitable giving

Our oldest registered charity dating back to the Twelfth Century. Many of our earliest charities were founded by religious groups, the nobility, or wealthy individuals to help the neediest members of society.

This was normally the poor – especially orphans and widows and the sick or disabled. Help would be provided in the form of shelter, food, clothing and caring for the sick. Charitable organisations often took the form of hospitals, orphanages and poor houses.

Gift Aid is an easy way of making your donation to a charity worth more, without actually giving more. It's all explained in detail here.

Read about how various charities are tackling issues of poverty in the United Kingdom. We offer further information on how to support them.

Learn about deaf blind charities in the UK. Discover how you can support them and how they support deafblind people and transform lives.

How can I help to support our troops?

Over generations of conflict and suffering, it has become all too clear how much our society owes to our troops. Support our soldiers today and show that their sacrifices and bravery has not and will not be forgotten.

Charities like The Royal British Legion, one of the UK's largest membership organizations, help both serving and ex-Service personnel and their families.

Support our troops with the Royal British Legion by making a donation today – it’s safe, fast, and really will make a difference.

This page has a short write up of the various kinds of charity we have on our site and links on to where you can find out more about them.

Tax exempt status of registered charities and online security

All of the charities listed on this website are registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom. Like any business, charities have to submit Tax Returns to HM Revenue and Customs, but all donations are declared and the charities do not have to pay tax on them. This means all your donation to charity will help to further their vision and goals.

Registered charity numbers

Each charity's registered number can be seen prominently displayed on the bottom of their respective pages on this site and underneath their logos.

Please get in touch if you would like to ask us a question.

Is my donation to charity secure?

All donations, animal adoptions or child sponsorships are exempt from tax and carried out through secure encrypted connections.

Are my details safe?

Want2Donate do not know, nor hold any information about you. Any donation you make is between you and the charity you choose. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.