Donating to ShareGift through ProSearch
ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity set up to deal with the long-standing problem of unwanted shareholdings and cash entitlements, large and small. From these donated assets we generate funds to give to charities, guided by donor suggestion. Since 1996 we have given over £40 million to more than 3,000 charities. For more information about how we choose the charities we support please click here.
ProSearch have worked with ShareGift for many years, giving the shareholders and entitlement holders they trace the opportunity to donate those assets, and helping us to raise money for different UK registered charities. If you have some shares or a cash entitlement that you would like to donate in this way, please complete the claim form, indicating the ShareGift charity option, and return it directly to ProSearch. ProSearch kindly waive their administration fee for donations to ShareGift.
If you wish to suggest a charity for us to support, please do contact us. Please include your name and address details, what shares/cash you are donating, and your ProSearch reference number so we can identify your donation with ProSearch. We will only contact you if we need to clarify something regarding this donation - we do not send unsolicited mailings or pass on your details to any other third party.
We welcome donations of any size, but if the shares and/or the entitlement you are donating is worth more than £500, you may wish this information about how we deal with large donations.
Gift Aid and Tax Relief
If you are donating a cash entitlement and you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your gift to charity by up to 25% at no extra cost to yourself by authorising ShareGift to reclaim tax from HM Revenue & Customs through Gift Aid. Please contact us letting us know the details of your donation, and we will send you the appropriate declaration form for you to complete. ShareGift will only contact you regarding this donation; we do not send unsolicited mailings and we will not share your details with any third parties.
To qualify for Gift Aid the amount you pay in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) must be at least equal to the amount of tax that ShareGift will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.
Higher rate tax payers can claim tax relief at the difference between basic rate tax and higher rate tax.
Gift Aid is not available to the Personal Representatives of deceased shareholders.
Gift Aid only applies to donations of cash, not to donations of shares. However if you are donating shares you may be interested to learn about the income tax relief you can claim on the value of your donation. Click here for more details.