Donate Shares

A Great Way to Donate:

Donate shares to Hope is Kindled.

Share giving can be one of the most tax effective ways to donate money to Hope is Kindled.

Charitable gifts of shares are free from capital gains tax and donors can claim income tax relief on the value of the donated shares. This tax relief applies no matter what the total value of the shares.

How do I donate shares to Hope is Kindled?

If you would like to donate some shares to Hope is Kindled, please follow the simple steps below.

1. Obtain a stock transfer form from the Registrar who acts for the company in which you have shares. The name of the Registrar will be written at the bottom of your share certificate. Alternatively, we will be happy to supply a stock transfer form – please send Us an email at info @ hopeiskindled.org

2. On the stock transfer form, in the box entitled ‘Full name and postal address of the person to whom the security is transferred’, please write:

Hope is Kindled, 21-27 Lamb’s Conduit Street, LONDON WC1N 3NL

  1. Complete, sign and date the form as appropriate.

4. Please send the completed form, together with the share certificate to:

Hope is Kindled, 21-27 Lamb’s Conduit Street, LONDON WC1N 3NL

5. We strongly advise you to keep a copy of the stock transfer form as evidence of your gift.

What are the tax benefits?

For basic rate tax payers (22 per cent)

If you donate shares worth £500 to Hope is Kindled, then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £110 (22 per cent of £500).

This means the donation has cost you £390, whilst Hope is Kindled has been given shares worth £500

– You also will not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares. –

For higher rate tax payers (40 per cent)

If you donate shares worth £10,000 to Hope is Kindled, then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £4,000 (40 per cent of £10,000).

This means that the donation will cost you £6,000, whilst Hope is Kindled has been given shares worth £10,000.

– You also will not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares. –

The examples given above are for illustrative purposes only. The tax benefits you may be entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. You should consider taking professional advice to ensure that your gift to Hope is Kindled is structured in the most efficient manner.

Who can I talk to about donating shares?

If you would like to talk about donating shares to Hope is Kindled or the tax benefits of doing this, please contact our team at info @ hopeiskindled.org.

Looking forward to ear from you.

Thanks for your help

Hope is Kindled