How it works

Select expiry date  & guidance for recipient on the card

Send gift card to recipient as an e-voucher to their email or phone. Or as a fully recyclable, compostable gift card

Card can be spent in over 1,000 regional and national charity shops across the country

On expiry, unspent funds are returned to your account to be loaded onto further gift cards

Why us?

  • Cuts down on administration required for traditional arrangements with local charity shops
  • Helps funds stretch further with unspent funds returned to you
  • Customisable with flexible expiry dates to suit your requirements and type of spend stipulated on e-voucher
  • Promotes a circular economy
  • Generates social value and can help towards net zero target
  • Launched in partnership with the Charity Retail Association, the trade body for retail charities
  • Reduces stigma for recipients as our card is also available to consumers
  • New national and regional charities being added all the time, please get in touch to find out whether we are partnered with your local regional charity retailers

Create social value


Charity shops serve as community hubs that are reflective of their local neighbourhood, both in terms of goods and pricing.  They can offer a different shopping experience to their customers, whether it is signposting from specially trained staff, help with finding the right items or just a good chat


Charity shops are the mainstay of the British High Street but they don’t just help people to ‘shop small, shop local’.  They offer local employment, work-skills and volunteering opportunities, many regional shops provide vital free services within their communities, and keeping useable items in circulation helps reduce landfill tax and bulky waste collections



The circular economy is a huge benefit to the environment; there are masses of useable items going to landfill every year and yet many people  are going without essentials.  We help to close that loop by providing easy access to quality, preloved items in charity shops.  Reuse helps to reduce carbon emissions, water and environmental stress created by production of new goods and encourages a more sustainable way of living

Find out more about the work of The Charity Shop Gift Card here