26/01/2021 - We are 20 years old

Giving World - 20 years of Acting on Poverty

This year is our 20th year. We started out because 2 sisters were helping clear out an old print works in Leicester. It was closing down and there were huge bundles of paper that needed to be disposed of. The sisters, Rama & Sujata, contacted local schools and asked if they could use the paper. […]

17/11/2020 - Happy November

Happy November to you all. Loads of us will be Working From Home as we run up to the holiday season and we’ll certainly miss the office festivities running up to the big day. Especially Secret Santa. We Love that at Giving World. So we’ve set up a Secret Santa Wishlist on Amazon. With a […]

27/10/2020 - More families in crisis…


This week, cross-party homeless champion, Dame Louise Casey, declared that Britain was entering into a ‘period of destitution’, meanwhile Marcus Rashford launched another free school meals campaign to extend to the Christmas holidays and beyond to combat child hunger. Child poverty in the UK is a silent scandal. While we remain the 7th wealthiest country […]

07/10/2020 - Partner with Giving World to meet the new Social Value Model

The government launched its Social Value Model a few weeks ago. Businesses who are seeking to win government work must now set out how they will also deliver to their social value priorities. The Value Model is especially focused on the Environment and Levelling up the UK. Value for money will still be paramount, but […]

23/09/2020 - Acting on Poverty… Now

Food For Homeless

We think this is probably the most important newsletter we have ever had to write. Simply we need your help… to tackle the continuing fall out from Covid. Need in the coming months is going to be unprecedented (that word again) however it absolutely is. Unprecedented. Please help us to reach out to 100,000 more children, […]

29/06/2020 - A message of thanks…

Scrubs Email

What a strange few months it’s been. We have been, just about, coping and working throughout. The word unprecedented has been used a lot recently to describe this time. We want to use it to describe our experience too. We have seen unprecedented need. It has gone up by 425%. That is indeed unprecedented, The […]

26/05/2020 - COVID-19 Update

We live in interesting, if scary times. That said, I’ve recently been informed that the full quote is actually: God preserve us from living in interesting times! Thought I’d touch base to share how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation. Demand for life essentials such as food, toiletries, cleaning products, adult and children’s clothing […]

16/04/2020 - Spread the word… Nothing to waste – No one in need


Thank you so much for all of your support to date, especially at this extraordinary time. We are a small charity making a huge impact. Please, please share this newsletter far and wide to your network, suppliers, customers and anyone else you know, to ensure that Giving World gets known better for our simple intent: […]

12/03/2020 - UN Sustainable Development Goals 17 – Partnership for the Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Partnerships For The Goals

As part of Giving World’s commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), this month we focus on UN SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals, and we highlight an opportunity towards UN SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Goal 17 is undoubtedly the hardest to achieve, however collaborative working and the […]

21/02/2020 - UN Sustainable Development Goals 1 – No Poverty

UN Sustainable Development Goal 1 - No Poverty

Giving World is committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which provides a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. Giving World actively contribute to SDG 1 No Poverty and for 2020, the vision is to do even more to help lift the most vulnerable people out of […]

17/01/2020 - Christmas Appeal 2019 – Thank you so much!

Toys to be given out, including toys donated through Giving World

We wish you a very Happy New Year! A decade has ended and another one begins and as we draw the curtains on a purposeful 2019 we look forward to achieving more in 2020. At the heart of Giving World, we put the UK’s most vulnerable people first. With your generous support in 2019, together […]

20/11/2019 - World Children’s Day

Giving World Drawing

Today is the UN’s World Children’s Day, to help raise awareness of children’s rights and issues affecting youth, such as lack of education, safe places to live, play and learn, and the impact of violence, bullying and poverty on children. We’ve written many times about the child poverty levels in the UK being a silent […]

22/10/2019 - Bleak Houses

Bleak Houses

The Bleak Houses report by the Children’s Commissioner for England estimates there could be more than 210,000 children without a permanent home in England. It costs us just 51p to help a vulnerable family – you can donate here. Child poverty in the UK is a silent scandal. While we remain the 7th wealthiest country […]

17/09/2019 - Back To School

School Children

The back to school season is upon us, and children and adults across the land have been making back to school lists, sharpening pencils, buying new school uniforms and the ever essential sticky back plastic. For many the long summer break heralds six weeks of fun, cultural enrichment and family holidays basking in summer sunshine. […]

21/06/2019 - Christmas appeal

Boy Staring Out Window Email

Hard to believe we are half-way through the year already. It’s this time of year when we start our Christmas appeal so we are ready in time to help the most vulnerable families and children living in severe poverty right here in the UK. When we think of Christmas, we think of warm, cosy, safe, […]

16/05/2019 - Mental Health Awareness Week – Kamila’s Success Story

Mha Week 2019 Web

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. All week businesses, media outlets and schools are doing their bit to raise the profile of mental ill health, and make it everyday acceptable and visible. A sense of belonging is at the heart of mental ill health, that we’re not good enough, slim enough, witty enough, clever enough to […]

28/03/2019 - Donate Surplus for Tax Benefits

Tax benefits

We are about to spring forward into British Summer Time and that can only mean one thing: yes, it’s time for a Spring Clean. If you are a business that is stock taking, clearing out your warehouse or rebranding – please help us by donating your surplus stock. It will have a huge benefit to […]

25/02/2019 - Giving World and… Eastenders

New website screenshot

It is with much pride (and exhaustion) that we announce the launch of our brand spanking new website. We think it looks gorgeous, and we hope you do too. It’s packed with news and features, however the hero functionality of the site is the simplification of distributing your surplus goods. Go take a look around. […]

25/01/2019 - 2018 Christmas Appeal Update

A child who has received items through Giving World

Following your fantastic response to our 2017 Christmas Appeal, we teamed up again in 2018 with local charities up and down the country. We launched our Christmas appeal to provide gifts for vulnerable children so they would have a present to open on Christmas morning and in turn, support their development by providing items like […]

20/11/2018 - A Tribute

Leicester City Stadium with tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

It’s been just over three weeks since the tragic death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in our home city of Leicester, but the football fans have already created a football anthem to honour his outstanding contribution to English football, and to Leicester especially. The 60-year-old Thai billionaire was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed shortly […]

17/10/2018 - The Gift of Joy

A woman basking in sunlight with a lot of balloons being release in the background

This week it was announced that the joy of dance is to be prescribed by NHS doctors to tackle loneliness. We agree. We would throw to the joy and exuberance that Strictly Come Dancing has given us over the years. This month we want to highlight the gift of joy that you, our business donors […]

26/06/2018 - Can we talk about Christmas please?

A small child holding a stuffed lion

Can we talk about Christmas please? No really. We’re not kidding. We know it’s ages away, and the sun is shining so brightly it’s hard to imagine cold, crisp winter nights, the magic of fairy-lights and sparkling packages tempting us from under the tree. However, for many children a magical Christmas with a tree packed […]

25/05/2018 - Jordan’s Success Story


Jordan was referred to the Giving World skills programme by his employment officer at Leicester City Council. Jordan says of his experience: “My personal goals were to improve my confidence. Also, my leadership skills but that can only come from improved confidence. “I feel that GIFTED has helped my leadership skills and taking control. My […]

19/03/2018 - Making every day a special day

A child who has received items through Giving World

Every day should be a special day for a child. Feeling loved, not scared, and have a stable home-life are all things many of us take for granted. That’s not the case for many children in the UK, especially the children whose families are homeless, have acute financial need, or are fleeing violent homes and […]

26/02/2018 - Time for a Spring Clean?

Stacks of boxes

Aside from helping over 300,000 people living in poverty in the UK, and provide life chances to our disadvantaged young people, there are many business benefits to donating too. We understand that surplus is a natural part of business, however with our service we can ensure your business has an ethical way of disposal, as […]