How to Donate on Giving Tuesday to Make an Impact

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Giving Tuesday, which falls on December 1, is one of the most important days of the year for charities. This year it’s expected people will raise millions for vital charities. If you’d like to get involved and give back to your community, we’ll show you exactly how to donate on Giving Tuesday.

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How to give on Giving Tuesday

When Giving Tuesday originally launched in 2012, it was a movement created with the intention to inspire people to donate to and support causes they believe in. Nearly a decade on, Giving Tuesday is still a day for individuals to rally together to support their community, empower each other, and raise as much money for social good as possible.

Give money

Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to donate money to a cause you believe in. There are countless ways to give back and make a difference. Fortunately, with the help of online fundraising, giving is easier than ever before.

If you’re busy and you don’t have a lot of time to devote to researching places to donate on Giving Tuesday, charities can always benefit from cash donations. Just be sure to check that the charity you’re donating to is verified and deemed legitimate by the Charity Commission before you make your donation.

Give time

Volunteering for a local organization is an impactful way to give back to your community. Here are a few ways you can find volunteer opportunities:

  • The official Giving Tuesday website offers a resource to help you find local charities in your area.
  • You can also use Gov.uk’s official guide to volunteering
  • NCVO have a tool to find volunteering information in your area

Give food

Donating food to a local food bank and ensuring people stay nourished can be as meaningful as donating your time or money. The Trussell Trust’s food bank map helps you find a location to donate food nearby.

Give blood

One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people, meaning you can make a massive impact in just 10-15 minutes. Blood.co.uk makes it easy to sign up and make an appointment where you can donate blood.

Where to donate on Giving Tuesday to make the biggest impact

With countless charities that do good, it can be tough to know where to make a donation on Giving Tuesday. Don’t worry if nothing comes to mind, we have a few ideas on where to donate on Giving Tuesday.

1. Start your own charity fundraiser

If you want to inspire your network to donate to a specific charity, you can band together with your family members and friends to start your own free certified charity fundraiser. All donations will be sent directly to the charity that you select when you start your fundraiser, and 100% of the Gift Aid passed onto charity. This is a simple way to have a huge impact and raise money for a charity you love.

2. Start an online fundraiser for a friend in need

Giving Tuesday has traditionally existed to support charities. That said, if you have friends or family members who are in need of financial assistance, why not start a free online fundraiser for them? Just be sure to check-in with your friend before you begin your fundraiser to make sure they’d like you to raise money for them.

3. Fund the charity of your choice

If you want to support a specific charity, you can almost always donate directly to them through their organisation’s website. To make things simple for you, we compiled a list of the 25 best charities to donate to in the UK. 

Be an advocate for social good

Choose a cause you care about and start a fundraiser through GoFundMe this Giving Tuesday. Be sure to share your fundraiser on social media with #GivingTuesday to inspire others in your social network to contribute to the charity you decide to raise money for—crowdfund with the help of your friends! In the small actions we take, we all have the power to make the world a better place.

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