|How to Donate a Car in the UK|
Even though our site originally aimed to provide information about American fundraising ideas, we get visitors from all over the world looking for timeless fundraising tips that have no borders. We recently found out about a UK car donation service, so for our UK readers, here is an idea for you!
Receiving car donations can be a low-stress fundraising option for your charity. If you are based in the UK, the car donation program Giveacar offers you the chance to receive cash donations from people’s old and unwanted cars.
Here’s how it works:
Giveacar receives a request from someone looking to donate a car. The car will then be collected from the donor by Giveacar’s salvage partners free of charge and at a time that suits the customer. Depending on the state of the vehicle, it will either be scrapped or sold at a car auction. A donation will then be created based on the value of the scrap car or on the auction price, which Giveacar will pass on to the donor’s chosen charity.
Most people who use the service are just looking for a free and easy way to get rid of their unwanted vehicle, and are happy for the money raised to be given to a charitable cause. Others may have given up their car in favour of a more environmentally friendly mode of transport, and some just want to give a little extra to their favourite cause.
Any UK registered charity can benefit from theis fundraising program. If you wish to add your organisation to the Giveacar website and start receiving donations, all you have to do is fill out the online form at Giveacar.co.uk with you charity’s details. This involves writing a short summary of your charity’s activities that will catch the eye of undecided donors.
If your charity promotes your partnership with Giveacar, you are far more likely to receive donations. So in order to make the most of the program, charities should let all of their existing donors know about this new way to donate and make a point of telling new members or donors.