Donate shares to Alzheimer’s Society

Donating shares to charity is an easy and tax efficient way to give. Learn more about how your shares can support vital research and services.

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Dementia devastates lives. It strips away memories, relationships and connections to the world. Of the world’s top ten killer diseases, it is the only one we can’t cure, prevent or even slow down. 

Alzheimer’s Society funds dementia research, providing support, improving care and working to change the conversation on dementia. We work in this way to create an understanding and supportive society where research breakthroughs can thrive.  

Donations of shares generate vital income for Alzheimer’s Society and are a simple and tax-efficient way of giving. They help us fund innovative services and ground-breaking research to improve the lives of the 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK today and take us closer to a cure.  

Why donate shares to charity?  

Many people own shares due to inheritances or privatisation of a company and do not know what to do with them. Donating shares to charity is a tax efficient way to give and is an ideal way to donate for people who are currently unable to make a cash gift. 

If you donate shares to Alzheimer’s Society: 

  • you won’t have to pay capital gains tax on the shares you donate, so you can maximise your donation at no extra cost.  
  • you could claim full income tax relief on the value of your shares. If you pay income tax at 40% or 45%, you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 40% or 45% of the value of your gift, depending on which rate of tax you pay.  

How to donate shares with a value of more than £500

If you would like to donate shares over the value of £500, please fill in the below form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss the most efficient route for your donation. 

How to donate shares with a value of less than £500

If you would like to donate shares worth less than £500, we kindly ask you to donate shares to ShareGift and mention Alzheimer’s Society as a beneficiary. ShareGift specialise in accepting small shareholdings that would cost more to sell than they are worth, generating substantial funding for charities. 

ShareGift will accept all shares regardless of their value, as long as they are transferrable. You can find their website here.