Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise that raises money for charity by accepting donations of old cars.
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 £1,000,000 for more than 1,000 charities and more are joining us every day. We remain a truly independent social company, not owned by or tied to any commercial operation. We will also happily send donations to any registered charity in the UK, whether they are a Giveacar partner or not.
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 forty and eighty cars every week. Initially Tom ran Giveacar from his home in South London, but he soon needed an office and admin support. Now Giveacar is based in Fulham, overlooking the River Thames just north of Putney Bridge. Patrick Church has taken over the management of the operation, assisted by Alan Chance, in charge of finances, and Tracey Richards, who is the first point of contact for our donors and handles all our car collection requests. With help from interns and volunteers, the Giveacar team generally numbers five or six.