About Us

The Charity Vouchers service started in 2002. It is run by Anglia Giving, a non-profit company (Limited by Guarantee) specifically set up to run the service, for good causes across the UK.

Charity Vouchers were originally conceived and publicised by us, back in the late 1980s under the name ‘Charity Gift Tokens’. The idea is very simple; Charity Vouchers let people buy, and then give, charitable donations as gifts which the recipients then donate to any charity of their choice.

A charity gift voucher has the great benefit of letting the recipient of the gift select a charity of their own choice. This means that it actively involves the recipient in the donation and makes it a really enjoyable and rewarding gift to receive.

Charity gift vouchers are a thoughtful and ‘green’ gift in that they generate little waste and don’t clutter our lives with trivial small gifts that may go unappreciated and unused and which take up valuable resources to manufacture, store and eventually dispose of. They’re also that bit different so you don’t have to give yet another bottle of wine, novelty item, scarf or box of chocolates!

And, of course, the point of Charity Vouchers is that they do raise valuable funds for charities, and not just the larger ones that can afford expensive advertising and marketing promotions. A Charity Voucher can be used to support major national charities or it can redeemed with the smallest, the most specialised or the most local charity… just as the recipient chooses.

“Came across your charity gift tokens whilst searching for a way to incorporate charity giving into Christmas presents. It seemed such a good idea because it actually involved the recipient in the giving process by enabling them to choose their own charity. They could both receive and give a present. The friends and family I gave the tokens to were all delighted. ” — M. John

Although it is not-for-profit, our company isn’t a charity itself. This is mainly because, in keeping with the original concept for the company, it doesn’t support any one, specific charitable cause. However, the company keeps the running costs of the service and administrative charges to a minimum, as any good charity does. In this way it aims to ensure that the maximum possible funds are able to be passed on to charities.

Anglia Giving has been a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations since 2002 and in 2017 it became a certified member of Social Enterprise UK.