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Donate your shares

Why donate shares to charity?

Donating your shares is an easy way to make a significant impact in the fight against poverty. It’s also one of the most tax-efficient ways to contribute to our cause.

You don’t have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate.

You can also claim income tax relief:

  • If you’re a higher rate taxpayer (40%), you’ll be able to claim income tax relief equal to 40% of the value of the gift.
  • If you’re a highest rate taxpayer (45%), you’ll be able to claim income tax relief equal to 45% of the value of the gift.

To qualify for tax relief, the shares or securities must be:

  • listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange

  • units in authorised unit trusts

  • shares in a UK open-ended investment company

  • holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes.

Donating shares worth less than £500

To donate shares under £500, you can donate your shares to ShareGift.

ShareGift is a charity that specialises in receiving donations of shares (and cash related entitlements), which they then group together and sell for the benefit of different UK charities.

When you donate your shares to ShareGift, let them know you want to support Christians Against Poverty, and a portion of your shares will go to us.

Get in touch with ShareGift

To get in touch with ShareGift, call 020 7930 3737 or visit the ShareGift website. ShareGift is willing to accept nil value shares, as long as they are transferable.

Donating shares worth more than £500

If you want to donate shares valued at over £500, we have a dedicated Funding Officer who can help you sell your shares smoothly and securely.

Get in touch with CAP’s Funding Officer

To start your giving journey, email [email protected], and our dedicated Funding Officer will be in touch.

You can also opt to donate your shares to ShareGift. ShareGift can be especially beneficial for intricate share transactions, or if you want to support multiple charities with a substantial share donation.

Find out more about donating shares

For more information about donating shares, or if you have any questions, email [email protected] and we’d love to help.

If you’re not sure about your tax situation and need further guidance, contact the HM Revenue & Customs helpline at 0845 900 0444, or visit the HMRC website.

Ruth holding a sign that reads 'There is so much need. I'm at my limit.'
‘Rising poverty is pushing churches like mine to their limit,’ says Ruth. ‘Please help us meet the growing need.’

We urgently need your support to reach every person in poverty.

Ruth holding a sign that reads 'There is so much need. I'm at my limit.'