How TheGivingMachine Works

Raise FREE donations for the causes you care about

What’s the catch? There isn’t one. No fees, no hassle. All you need to do is click via TheGivingMachine every time you shop online. It’s as simple as that!

How it works

Set up a Giver account on TheGivingMachine and then just click to shops via TheGivingMachine website, desktop reminder or mobile app every time you shop online. Purchases generate a donation which will show on your account summary once processed by our Machine.

How is it free?

Every year online shops pay millions in sales commissions to other websites that direct shoppers to them (e.g. search engines and voucher code websites). At TheGivingMachine we turn these commissions into donations for your favourite schools and charitable causes, at no extra cost to you.


Why Join as a Giver?

  • It’s completely free to join as a Giver
  • You can choose up to 4 causes to support
  • Choose from thousands of good causes to support
  • It’s easy – just click via TheGivingMachine every time you shop online
  • You can download a free desktop reminder and mobile app
  • You’ll find over 2,000 top retailers
  • As a charity, TheGivingMachine can give away more than commercial alternatives
  • Join a growing Giving Community!

Why Join as a Cause?

  • It’s completely free to join as a Cause
  • Your current supporters can give you money at no extra cost to them
  • You’ll have your own cause page and materials to help spread the word
  • You can promote your cause to thousands of potential new supporters
  • You’ll be asking be asking for a behaviour change rather than money
  • Cause payments are made monthly to all causes with a balance of £15+
  • As a charity, TheGivingMachine can give away more than commercial alternatives
  • Join a growing Giving Community!

Ways to Shop

shop and give reminder

TheGivingMachine website

Go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk, search for a shop and click out to them. Shop as usual.

Shop via website

Desktop Reminder

Download our Shop&Give Reminder and never miss a donation again. Find out more

mobile app

Mobile App

Turn your mobile into a giving machine with our free to download app. Find out more


Are you a good cause? Here’s how it works for you.

  • Sign up as a Cause on TheGivingMachine.
  • Let your existing supporters know they can raise free donations for you via TheGivingMachine.
  • Supporters sign up to TheGivingMachine as Givers. They choose your cause to support when signing up. You’ll receive a quick sign up code to make this even easier for your supporters.
  • Every time one of your Givers buys something online via a link on TheGivingMachine, we convert the sales commission they generate into a donation for you.
  • You gain new supporters, too – by promoting yourself to our thousands of daily visitors through your free online profile page and promotional materials.

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