Giveacar is a Social Enterprise; we are a small business who reinvests any profits straight back into our company. This enables us to continue recycling your old cars whilst raising money for charity. Our business is focused on giving back to those who need it most.
Launched in January 2010, Giveacar was the first service of its kind in the UK and allows charities to tap into a brand new source of funds. At the same time it gives car owners a simple way to get rid of their unwanted cars and put them to good use, raising money for their favourite charities.
Giveacar has been a great success both with charities and the general public. To date we have raised over £2,000,000 for more than 2,700 charities. We remain a truly independent social company, not owned by or tied to any commercial operation.
Giveacar was launched by Tom Chance after he graduated from Nottingham University. Just seven cars were donated in the first month, but demand steadily increased and now we handle between sixty and eighty cars every week.
Giveacar is based in Fulham, where Emmet Colville has taken over and is now the General Manager, with Alan Chance, in charge of finances, Tracey Richards, Executive Administrator, the first point of contact for our donors and handles all our car collection requests and Charlotte Long-Howell, Marketing Executive, co-ordinates all activities with our registered charities.