Donating from an Equiniti Dealing Service
ShareGift is an independent UK-registered charity set up to deal with the longstanding problem of small unwanted shareholdings. Millions of pounds are tied up in assets which are of no value to their owners because they cost more to sell than they are worth. ShareGift aggregates and sells these parcels of donated shares, giving the proceeds to a wide range of UK charities. ShareGift accepts donations of shares and money arising from shares regardless of their value.
Since 1996 we have given over £30 million to more than 2,500 UK registered charities - large and small, covering a wide range of charitable work, local, national and international. For more information about which charities benefit, please click here. Here you will see a selection of the charities we have supported in the past. This is not a fixed list; ShareGift can give to any UK registered charity, and makes donations to new charities all the time. For information about how we deal with large donations please click here.
We also work directly with companies who run low cost dealing programmes for their shareholders. If you sell shares through a dealing programme administered by Equiniti and donate the proceeds to ShareGift. Equiniti will not charge for selling your shares if you do this. You will receive a sale advice providing details of your donation. Once you have received this, you can suggest a charity for our future distributions.
If you would like to give us a charity suggestion, please send us a copy of your sale share advice, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to
ShareGift, PO Box 72253, London, SW1P 9LQ.
If you are donating the proceeds of a share sale and you are a UK tax payer, you can increase the value of gift to charity by up to 25%, at no extra cost to you, by authorising ShareGift to reclaim tax from HM Revenue & Customs through Gift Aid.
To qualify for Gift Aid, the amount you pay in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year must at least equal the amount of tax that ShareGift will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.
Higher rate taxpayers can claim tax relief at the difference between basic rate tax and higher rate tax.
Joint shareholders will be presumed to be qualifying taxpayers, with donations split equally between the shareholders, and tax reclaimed accordingly, unless they inform ShareGift otherwise.
Gift Aid is not available to the personal representatives of shareholders who have died.