Donate shares

By giving shares to Oxfam you are doing something really amazing - you are joining thousands of people, all over the world, who are working to bring lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.

It is Oxfam's policy that, when we receive gifts of shares, we sell them as soon as is practicable. This is because if we held on to them their value might change and we believe that we should not speculate with gifts entrusted to Oxfam, but use them as soon as possible to relieve poverty and suffering around the world.

How does it work?

Donating shares to Oxfam can raise much-needed cash for our work and it may have tax advantages for you too. Find out more about donating or transferring shares to Oxfam.

Contact us by email at or by telephone on 0300 200 1300.

Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

Ms Clarke was paid a share bonus and she sold it on behalf of Oxfam for £5,000.

In Zambia, £5,000 could provide 20 families like Mercy's with a dairy cow, giving each family a source of milk and the means to make a living.

Watipaso Kaliwo/Oxfam

Mr Beattie received a windfall of 100 shares in a company. 

He sold them for £1,326 and covered it with a Gift Aid declaration, increasing the gift to £1,700. A gift of £1,700 is enough to build a whole classroom, and equip it with everything that children need to get the education they deserve.

Get in touch

Donating shares can seem a complicated business. Contact us at or by telephone on 0300 200 1300 and we will be happy to guide you through the process.