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Donating a gift in memory of a loved one can be a really positive way of honouring a life.
Giving a gift in memory will allow The Prince's Trust to help more young people who need guidance and a helping hand towards reaching their potential, building their confidence and having a chance to succeed. You can do this by holding collections at a funeral service or even setting up an in memoriam tribute page online using JustGiving. If you’d like to talk to our team about how a gift in honour of your loved ones can change lives, please get in touch using the button below. See Prince's Trust donors in action on JustGiving here.
Asking your friends and family to give donations to The Prince's Trust can be a great way to mark a special occasion. We can send you fundraising materials such as balloons, collection tins and stickers to raise awareness at your celebration or you can set up your own page on JustGiving. We always love to hear about celebrations being held in aid of The Trust. What better present than to know you and your loved ones have helped to change a young person's life?
eBay for Charity is an easy way for buyers and sellers on eBay.co.uk to give to The Prince's Trust. Buyers are also able to add a donation to The Prince’s Trust at checkout. Sellers, whether individuals or businesses, can chose to donate a percentage from any sale to us and will receive a refund of any basic seller fees on the percentage chosen. There are just three steps to getting set up:
Visit eBay for Charity and click the Sell an item button on the right-hand side.
Log in to your eBay account and start creating your listing.
In the ‘Choose a format and price’ section, look for the Raise money for your favourite charity option and indicate what percentage (10%-100%) of the final selling price that you'd like to donate to The Trust.
Once the item sells, eBay will automatically transfer your donation from your PayPal account over to The Prince's Trust and refund the basic selling fees on your donation. This happens towards the end of the month in which you sold your item.
To make a direct donation to The Prince’s Trust using eBay, simply visit eBay for Charity and click the Donate Now button on the right-hand side. You will be asked to log in to your PayPal account to complete your donation.
Shop online and raise funds for The Prince's Trust at the same time - at no extra cost to you.
Give as you Live is completely free to sign up to and will tell you when you're on a website that is part of the scheme. When you make your purchase we will receive a free donation at no extra cost to you! There are just three steps to giving as you live:
1. Visit giveasyoulive.com/charity/princestrust.
2. Click on 'register as a user' and complete the form. It will only take 30 seconds – make sure The Prince's Trust is selected as your chosen charity.
3. Download the file and get shopping!
There are tax benefits to giving shares: you can claim income tax relief on the value of most shares, equal to the market value of the shares on the day you make the gift, together with any associated costs such as broker's fees.
So if you donate £1,000 worth of shares, you'll pay £400 less in income tax that year if you're a higher rate taxpayer and £220 less if you're on the standard rate.
You will not have to pay capital gains tax on any increase in the value of shares since you bought them, which in theory could mean an extra 'saving' of up to 40% for a higher rate tax payer.
How do you donate your shares to The Prince's Trust?
Obtain a stock transfer from the registrar of the company in which you have shares. The registrar's name should be at the bottom of your share certificate.
Complete, sign and date the stock transfer form (keep a copy) and send it, together with the share certificate, to:
The Prince's Trust
9 Eldon Street
Shares too small? Donate via ShareGift
If you're holding shares in quantities so small it would cost more than they're worth to sell them, then ShareGift can help - just suggest The Prince's Trust as the benefiting charity.
The Prince of Wales Foundation USA is the affiliate organisation of The Prince’s Trust, enabling tax-efficient giving for US supporters of His Royal Highness’s philanthropic interests.
We are fortunate to have a growing base of American supporters who see real value in investing in the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised young people in the UK.
The Prince of Wales Foundation was founded by HRH, The Prince of Wales in 1997. It's a US-registered charity exempt from federal income tax pursuant to section 501 (c)(3) of the Interal Revenue Code. EIN 36-3820023.
If you would like to find out more about our philanthropic network in the USA, please don't hesitate to get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.