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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.


"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.


"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.


“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.


“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

Frequently asked questions - Companies/Donors


Q.   What are the benefits of using Giving World to donate my goods?

A.   The benefits of donating your goods to people in need through Giving World are fivefold:

  • Cost reduction - you save on both storage and disposal costs by freeing up space in your organisation and reducing waste.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - you help your business deliver CSR goals by giving local and national charities access to the goods they need to help people most in need. You will have access to your own online audit trail for donations.
  • Tax benefits - you may be able to reduce tax by offseting stock at cost price against taxable profit.
  • Environmental - you benefit the environment by using your surplus in the most efficient way possible – reusing, rather than recycling or wasting.
  • Free - you take advantage of an entirely free service.


Q.   Why is there no charge for Giving World?

A.   We believe there should be no barriers to businesses or charities. We want businesses to donate their goods rather than waste them; that's why we've made Giving World a free and simple process – especially in today's economic climate.

We also know from experience that many community projects and charities have little or no disposable income; in fact many have no income at all and operate through their dedicated volunteers, so even a small fee could mean goods wouldn't get to those who most need them.


Q.   I have a tight deadline by which to clear out my goods. Can Giving World help?

A.   When you donate your goods through Giving World Online, you set your own deadline.

Charities looking for specific types of goods are automatically alerted when those goods become available, so if your goods match their requests, we help you get the message to the right audience quickly. We also offer special distribution services for large volumes and strict deadlines – please get in touch if you need help.


Q.   How can Giving World stop my branded goods going on sale in a charity shop?

A.   We are aware of the sensitive nature of branded goods being resold in the market place and take it very seriously. The idea behind Giving World Online is that the goods go directly to help people in need.

Our registered charities are told when they register that goods are NOT to be resold under any circumstances. Any charity found to break this rule will be taken off our register.


Q.   I would like to support charities working in a specific field (e.g. children and young people, homeless adults, etc.). Can I use Giving World to make sure my goods help those causes?

A.   When a charity expresses interest in your goods, you will be notified of which charity is requesting your goods, including some details about who they are and what they intend to do with your goods. You can decline any charity you do not want to receive your donated items.


Q.   How do I know what difference the goods I donate through Giving World are making?

A.   When you register with Giving World, you gain access to your own online account, which provides an audit trail of the volume and value of goods you have saved from being wasted, and the numbers of people those goods have helped. We can also provide you with information about how much CO2e your donated goods have saved by not being sent to landfill. This can all be used to help illustrate how your business is delivering your corporate social responsibility goals.


We hope we have answered any questions you may have, but if you have a question that we have not addressed, please contact us.

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