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Support Shaw Trust's charitable activities

Donating to Shaw Trust

The funds raised make an enormous difference to the lives of the pupils at our schools. Thank you for supporting us through your donations. For any queries, please email

Ways to donate

There are lots of ways you can show your support and donate to Shaw Trust.

One-off donation
You can visit our Virgin Money Giving page (opens in new tab or window) to make a one-off donation online  or alternatively, you can send a cheque to:

Shaw Trust Fundraising
Third Floor
10 Victoria Street

Please put your name, contact details and ‘fundraising’ on the back and don’t forget to share with us what inspired you to donate – we love to hear your stories!
A regular gift
You can donate on a regular basis via Direct Debit. Visit our Virgin Money Giving page (opens in new tab or window).
Give in memory
A donation in memory of a loved one who was positively impacted by the work of Shaw Trust is a lovely way to celebrate and remember their life.
Please get in touch to find out ways you can support us in memory of a loved one.

Gift in will / Legacy

You can support the work of Shaw Trust by leaving a gift in your will.

There are two main ways you can leave a gift in your will:

Pecuniary gift – this is where you specify a sum of money to be donated which will be free of inheritance tax.
Residuary gift -  allows you to donate a percentage of the net value of your estate after other gifts have been distributed.

We recommend using a solicitor to make or amend your will. They will be able to advise on wording, and ensure your wishes are met.
Please contact us directly if you would like advice or information. If you have already included a gift to Shaw Trust in your will, we are very grateful. Please get in touch to let us know, so we can keep you updated about our work.
Donate items to our charity shops
We always need donations for our charity shops, so we can raise more funds. In particular, we welcome donations of:
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Music
  • Books
  • DVDs and Blu-rays
Shaw Trust’s retail shops are also an important part of our charitable fundraising activities. So you can support our work by visiting one of our stores, and at the same time, why not grab yourself a bargain. We use the funds raised to help more people towards brighter futures. Read more about our retail work in the retail section.

Supporter promise

Our supporters are very important to us. In return for your support, we pledge:
To use your donation in our work to support those excluded by society.

To keep your data safe, always complying with the Data Protection Act, and never selling or sharing your personal data.

Have you seen the other ways you can support our work? Visit Get Involved (opens in a new tab or window) for more information.


Contact Shaw Trust about Donations
WHP is co-financed by the ESF

Co-financed by the European Social Fund