Giving News - November 2015

Don’t miss out on #GivingTuesday

Be part of the world’s
biggest charitable movement

#GivingTuesday is the national day for giving, dedicated to raising funds and making an impact to causes around the world. Last year we saw high-profile companies, charities and even celebrities such as Helen Mirren, David Tennant, Tom Daley and Lily Cole join us to support #GivingTuesday.

Whether you want to make a donation, volunteer your time or simply spread the word about how great it feels to give, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to make a difference. Here are some inspiring ideas to get you started:

1. Donate money

Give a gift that makes a difference by donating to your favourite cause by credit or debit card, PayPal, CAF Charity Account or CAF Charitable Trust. UK taxpayers can add an extra 25p for every £1 you donate through Gift Aid.

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2. Give as you shop

If you’re avoiding the busy high streets and doing your Christmas shopping online, sign up to a site like Give As You Live, who donate to charity every time you shop with them.

3. Sign up for payroll giving

If your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, such as CAF Give As You Earn, you can donate from your pre-tax pay and benefit from the full income tax relief.

4. Gift your financial assets

Gifting shares is one of the most tax-effective ways to give. If you have HMRC-qualifying shares, you might want to consider putting these to good use by gifting them to charity.

5: Take part in a fundraising event

From running a marathon to bake sales and gala dinners, there are plenty of fun events you can get involved with to make a difference.

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Giving Tuesday infographic

Download and share our #GivingTuesday infographic which is full of inspirational ideas on how to get involved. You can share it on social media, email it to friends and family, print it off and post it on a wall in your office; your options are endless.

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A little bit of giving-spiration

We've come up with some great ideas for how to give money, donate your time or spread the word on #GivingTuesday - or any day of the year.

Let our infographic inspire you

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Share your #GivingTuesday story with like-minded people.

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Everyone can get involved

You can get involved with #GivingTuesday if you’re a charity or business.

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