About us

The world would be a better place with more giving in it!

What is TheGivingMachine?

TheGivingMachine is a registered charity supporting any UK based good cause, no matter how big or small as we believe all good causes matter. We make it possible for online shoppers to support causes close to their heart, like schools, charities and other community groups, all across the UK and give for free through its ShopAndGive platform.

How does ShopAndGive work?

TheGivingMachine receives commission for referring customers to online shops. When someone clicks from our website, mobile app or desktop reminder app to a retailer and makes a purchase we receive a percentage of the total purchase price – this is generally known as affiliate marketing. We then pass on up to 50% of that commission to the causes you are supporting.

Why sign up as a Supporter on ShopAndGive?

  • It’s completely free for you and the causes you support
  • As a charity, ShopAndGive by TheGivingMachine is able to pass on more commission than commercial alternatives
  • You can choose from over 2,200 of your favourite retailers
  • There are thousands of causes to support
  • You are in control and decide the causes you want to support
  • You can raise funds for up to four causes
  • It’s super simple – so why wouldn’t you?



How it all began …

Figure-1In the summer of 2006, Jonathan, Richard, Mark and Craig met to discuss how they could use their skills to raise money for schools and charities.

Over pizza and beer the concept of TheGivingMachine was born, and an early website created. Free donations for causes in Bishop’s Stortford started to flow.  In 2007, TheGivingMachine expanded to support causes further afield.

The Social Enterprise Mark was awarded to TheGivingMachine in 2010 and registered charity status was secured in 2014.