A number of websites allow charitable organisations to collect donations from shoppers. This can be a great way to encourage more individual giving and donations are classed as unrestricted, so can be used to support core costs of an organisation.

Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation. Retailers include Amazon, eBay, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, ASDA, Trainline, Tesco, John Lewis Argos and thousands more. This is completely free for the charitable organisation and shopper, as the retailer pays the donation.

More information on some of these initiatives can be found at the links below:

Easyfundraising Through the easyfundraising website, around 7,000 online retailers will make a monetary donation to your voluntary organisation, good cause or charity when your volunteers, staff and community supporters shop with them.

AmazonSmile Amazon Smile has already donated £16.9million to charitable causes in the UK and £359 million donated worldwide (Oct 2022)

Give as you Live Online Give As You Live Online has helped channel over £21million to charitable causes (Oct 2022)