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New improved website and great new features – coming soon!

Why are we changing our branding?

Our new logo will soon be introduced on the website

Our new logo will soon be introduced on the website


TheGivingMachine was founded in 2006  by four Dads who wanted to give something back to their communities. TheGivingMachine brings together shoppers, retailers and charitable organisations and delivers a positive social outcome for all involved:

  •  Charitable organisations from schools, community groups to any UK based international charity all get access to a new source of funds, without compromising existing activities.
  • Retailers get new customers and see referral commissions going to good causes chosen by their customers,  increasing brand loyalty and their sustainability objectives.
  • Shoppers or ‘Givers’ by shopping online via TheGivingMachine are able to donate to any cause they choose at no additional cost.

We felt this simple mechanism needed a simplified, unique brand that worked  effectively across online and print mediums as well as small formats as we continue to significantly accelerate our giving plans. Read more

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TheGivingMachine wins place on Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers Programme

Delighted to be able to share our latest news in being selected as one of the participants on the Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers – here is a copy of our Press Release:-

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24th June 2014

Online shopping portal TheGivingMachine, which encourages shoppers to ‘Click, Shop, Give for Free’, is gearing up for growth after being selected as part of Deloitte’s Social Innovation Pioneers Programme, it announced today. TheGivingMachine will gain access to professional expertise and guidance as part of the programme, for the next stage of its journey as one of the UK’s largest non-profit social business.

Deloitte’s Social Innovation Pioneers Programme has supported 46 socially innovative businesses since launching in 2012, helping them grow to scale and become investment-ready. 80% of the second year of Pioneers reported increased employment during their time on the programme and an average growth in turnover of 38% was reported across the 16 enterprises. Read more

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The Guardian’s “50 Voices” (feat. Richard Morris)

Guardian to 10 soc ent stories in 2013

Just in case you missed it – our Richard Morris features!

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19th Dec ’13 News Release: TheGivingMachine hits one millionth donation to its ‘free giving’ model to local charities

The ‘season of goodwill’ boosts donations through TheGivingMachine, with more than £695,000 now raised for favourite schools and charities across the UK.

Family shopping online via TheGivingMachineTheGivingMachineTM has exceeded its one millionth charity donation through its unique not-for-profit ‘Click, Shop and Give for Free’ online portal. Every sale channelled through TheGivingMachine website converts to charity cash for good causes throughout the UK.

So far, almost £26m of sales have generated more than £695,000 to charity. With online sales forecast to boom during the festive period, TheGivingMachine is urging shoppers to share whilst they shop, and provide much needed cash to their selected charities.
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Give an extra gift this Christmas

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Article in TheGuardian – “TheGivingMachine: how technology makes donating free”

Just in case you missed this – published today!

“A social enterprise that taps into the hidden world of online sales referrals allows us to give to charity without opening our wallets…”

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Fifteen charities win cash donations from The Body Shop



Thank you to all you lovely Givers who entered our competition last week to win a £10 cash donation for your favourite school or charity.

You can check your Giving Account here to see if your click won! Read more

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A payment has just been made to your favourite schools and charities


It’s great news for St Crispin’s School, Edinburgh who have just received £119.54 – “We are fundraising for a range of playground and classroom equipment to support pupils in their learning and development.”

and  it’s fantastic to see the Arthritis Research Campaign have received a payment of £49.50 this month.  Congratulations!



Here’s the top 5 Schools and Charities this month Read more

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Record £51,000+ paid to over 1200 schools and charities this month

It’s been a bumper pay out for all your favourite schools and charities this month.

It’s fantastic that so many of us choose TheGivingMachine when we shop online and as industry leaders being a Not for Profit Social Enterprise means we are able to give more to the causes you care about.



One of our Givers recently said,

“I just want to make a difference to the cause that I love and TheGivingMachine helps me do that”.

Congratulations everyone, here’s this month’s top 10 schools and charities:

School Name Donation Payment
Hockerill Anglo European College  £366.96
The Cathedral School  £309.22
Cranbrook School CSPA  £256.34
Honeywell Schools  £246.62
Edgebury Primary School  £244.13
Pixies Hill Primary School  £239.16
Aylesbury Grammar School  £230.85
Melbourn Village College  £220.69
Sauncey Wood Primary School  £184.68
Highfields School Newark  £177.35
Charity Name
Cancer Research UK  £342.20
Cystic Fibrosis Trust  £272.09
Christadelphian Bible Mission  £153.14
 Ataxia UK London  £137.23
Stratton-on-the-Fosse Village Hall Trust  £134.46
19th Wimbledon Scout Group  £130.91
The Flamingo Pool  £120.88
Dizzie Heights Trampoline Club  £105.84
Tiggywinkles  £105.27
3rd Bingley (All Saints) Sea Scout Group  £104.91


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TheGivingMachine’s Retailer of the Month – Sainsbury’s

It gives us great delight in announcing Sainsbury’s as our retailer of the month for May.

Not only do Sainsbury’s offer a good and reliable service to their customers, they also make a donation on every online grocery shop made via TheGivingMachine. These donations help many schools and charities around the UK and so far this year Sainsbury’s have enabled us to give away over £2000 in donations.

With a massive range of products, Sainsbury’s is sure to have something to suit all needs.

Thank you Sainsbury’s for your continued support, it is a pleasure working with you.

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