‘Charity Vouchers’ is the original gift voucher scheme aimed at raising money for UK Registered Charities. The idea was first proposed by us in ‘The Times‘ back on November 28th, 1989! Our company, Anglia Giving, is a not-for-profit business (Limited by Guarantee). We have been a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) ever since the company was set up in 2002. We also became a certified member of Social Enterprise UK in 2017. In 2021 we were officially registered with The Fundraising Regulator.
Anglia Giving can make payments to all UK Registered Charities. We are not able to make payments to any other types of organisation (such as CICs) or to use personal fundraising pages on donation platforms. Vouchers are solely for use as donations to charities and cannot be exchanged for any goods or services. The Gift Aid scheme cannot currently be applied to any donations made using Charity Vouchers.
We aim to make redeeming vouchers as quick and easy (and therefore as cost-effective) as possible for charities. We don’t want charities wasting money unnecessarily on staff time, phone calls, stamps, or writing letters, thereby reducing the real value of the donation. Unlike some similar schemes, we do not charge charities any fees to benefit from our service. There is no need to sign-up in advance or to become a formal member of the Charity Vouchers scheme. We also do not take a percentage off each donation as some schemes do, so we send charities 100% of the face-value of the vouchers given to them.