Welcome to Wikigiving - helping you choose UK registered charities that you would like to support. We aim particularly to serve donors who are considering including a charity in their will. To search for relevant charities, please type a keyword or keywords into the search box at the top right of any page, and click the Search button.
A free service for donors
Wikigiving aims to help donors identify and learn about charities which they might wish to support. It is intended particularly for people who are considering leaving money to a charity in their will, and their professional advisors.
For people who are liable for UK Inheritance Tax, and who leave at least 10% of their taxable estate to charities, there is now a very strong tax incentive, known as IHT Relief, which delivers more than £4 to the charities for every £1 foregone by the heirs. IHT Relief is described at the Legacy10 website.
There is a page in Wikigiving for each included charity, with a description and a link to the charity's website. To search for a relevant charity, please type a keyword or keywords into the search box at the top right hand corner of any page, and click on the Search button. To search for an exact phrase, please place it in "quotation marks".
Wikigiving includes pages for 124 of the best known and largest UK registered charities; these are listed at Largest UK charities. It also includes pages for a growing number of smaller, specialist, and local charities. For a full listing of all charities included in Wikigiving, please go to Alphabetical List of Charities.
A free service for charities
Wikigiving provides an additional opportunity for all UK registered charities to present themselves to potential donors, particularly to donors who are considering including one or more charities in their wills. There is a page for each included charity, which can be edited online by that charity. We encourage charities to edit their pages, to make them engaging and interesting, and to keep them up do date. We suggest each charity adds a section about legacies and the uses to which these can be put.
Any UK registered charity can obtain a Wikigiving user name and password. They will then become an Authorised Editor and will be able to edit their page, or to add a page if their charity is not already included. To obtain a user name and password for a UK registered charity, please email us at the address given below. Please note that only Authorised Editors are able to edit or add pages of Wikigiving.
Wikigiving includes a page of selected Useful Links
Wikigiving is published as a non-profit public service by Extonet Ltd, a Cambridge-based publisher of directory websites. The service is free, with no charge being made to users or charities. Wikigiving was launched in May 2012, and currently contains 156 pages.
Alex Reid, Editor of Wikigiving.org.uk,
27 Millington Road,
Cambridge CB3 9HW, UK.
Email: aalreid followed by @ followed by gmail.com.