Give in other ways
Sponsored activity is an easy and enjoyable way to raise money. You can set up your personal online sponsorship page at JustGiving. Fundraising pages are tried, tested and completely secure. It’s a great way to raise money from friends and family, and gives you the opportunity to tell them about Population Matters.
Giving in memory
We welcome gifts given in memory of a loved one. We are happy to discuss how the gift is used and to commemorate the gift on request through a notice in our newsletter or on our website. You can also choose to create a memorial page at Justgiving or MuchLoved.
Donate by text
To donate by SMS, text POPM07 and an amount to 70070. You will receive a text acknowledgement. We won’t be able to claim Gift Aid, but this is a convenient option for small amounts.
Mobile phone network partnership
We have partnered with The People’s Operator — 10 per cent of your monthly spend will go to support our work at no additional cost to you. Just enter code POPMAT when you sign up online.
Give while you shop
We are now registered with eBay, meaning that you can donate to Population Matters some or all of what you receive when you auction off an item.
If your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, please consider donating in this way. It reduces our administration costs and ensures that we automatically receive the tax you have paid on the value of your donation.
Twelve million people in the UK own shares, with a combined value of £200 billion. If only a tiny fraction of these were donated to charity, imagine what a difference it could make. Donating your shares to Population Matter is not only a great way to support our campaign, but it could also be a shrewd financial decision. It’s one of the most tax-effective ways you can give, as you won’t have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate and you can claim income tax relief too.
Making a donation of shares is very simple, but the process depends on the type of shares that you hold. If you wish to donate shares worth over £100, please contact us and we will talk you through the process. If you have shares worth less than £100 you would like to donate, please contact the charity ShareGift, which specialises in small holdings of shares. Please remember to mention Population Matters when making your donation.
Jewellery and bank notes
Just send in any:
- jewellery, including gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items, like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones, or
- unwanted banknotes, including old or new of any currency, and including pre-Euro notes. No coins, please
— in an envelope or jiffy bag, and post free of charge to:
UNIT 14, Amber Business Village
You can also donate stamps. All kinds are welcome, on or off paper. Simply cut, or carefully rip, the postage stamp from the used envelope — being careful that you do not damage the stamp. Once you feel you have collected a sufficient number of stamps, send them in a stamped addressed envelope, making sure you have used the correct postage, to:
PO Box 16992
(Please note that this is not a freepost address.)
Companies and charitable trusts
We welcome the involvement of companies and charitable trusts. We would be happy to discuss ideas for working together on specific areas.