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Other Ways to Donate

With no central Government funding, it’s your donation that is helping save and change lives across the UK. Every penny that you give, however you choose to give it, makes a huge difference to people facing meningitis, now and in the future

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Donating through your salary is an easy and tax efficient way to save lives and change futures for people affected by meningitis.

Donating through payroll

You work hard for your money; now let your money work harder for you and Meningitis Now. Support us through your salary or pension scheme. Payroll giving (donating through your salary) is a great way to make regular donations to Meningitis Now. And the great news is that donations are tax free and it actually costs you less to give us more.

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If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can also reclaim additional tax relief against your donations on the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% or 45% and the basic rate of tax at 20%. You can then choose to donate this additional money to us.

How your donation helps us

Giving regularly through your salary enables us to plan and carry out our vital work, safe in the knowledge that our funding is secure. By donating through your salary, you are making a difference to our fight against meningitis in the UK - saving lives and rebuilding futures through research, awareness and support.


  • Setting up a payroll giving scheme is an easy and inexpensive way for your company to make a positive contribution to the community
  • Payroll giving can help build better employee relations
  • You can get a deduction against your profits for any costs incurred

Download an employer's payroll giving fact sheet.

Donating through your pension

You can make a regular deduction to us tax-free through your private pension. Simply request an information pack by emailing payrollgiving@meningitisnow.org, calling 01453 769082 or download a pension giving form here.

Questions about payroll giving?

For more information, have a look at our payroll giving FAQs. If you can’t find what you are looking for there, or if your employer doesn’t have a payroll giving scheme, please give us a call on 01453 769082 or email payrollgiving@meningitisnow.org.

Getting started

It’s easy. Print off our payroll giving form and give to your payroll department at work. On behalf of everyone who will benefit from your support, now and in the future, thank you.

Donate via online shopping

Give As You Live

Give As You Live is a free platform that allows you to do all of your online shopping at over 4,000 of your favourite stores, whilst generating donations for us. It’s easy and 100% secure - simply sign up and get shopping. The Give as you Live app features the latest offers and products from leading retailers like Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis.

How it works

Simply log on to Give as you Live or download the app for iPhone and iPad, search for any product or online store and click through directly from the website. Once you make a purchase, the store will donate up to 7% of what you spend to us, without costing you a penny more.

Watch how Give as you Live works.

Start raising money today. Sign up here.

eBay for Charity

If you have a collection of unwanted items that you're looking to sell, eBay for Charity is an easy, safe way to support us at the same time as making a few pounds. Sellers can donate a percentage from any sale - whether it's an everyday bargain or a special auction - to a us and add Gift Aid to their donations.

In addition, all eBay for Charity items will qualify for a fee credit on basic insertion and final value fees, equal to the percentage donated.

How it works

List your unwanted things on eBay and make sure you click ‘Donate a portion to charity’. Choose Meningitis Now as your chosen charity and select how much of the sale you would like to donate. When your item sells, your donation will come directly to Meningitis Now through the PayPal Giving Fund. You’ll receive a donation receipt from eBay to confirm.

If you're buying from eBay, keep an eye out for the blue and yellow ribbon on listings that marks an item sale as supporting a charity.

Find out more and get started.


PayPal offers a fast, easy and secure way for people to give money towards our ongoing work. Anyone with a PayPal account - and as it's the world's largest online payment system, lots of you do - can choose to donate towards our lifesaving and life-changing support and awareness work each time you make a purchase via PayPal. It's straightforward to do, and safe. And 100% of your donations come to us - there are no deductions or fees.

How it works

  • Log into your PayPal account;
  • Click on the circular "More" button;
  • Select "Donate to a cause";
  • Type "Meningitis Now" into the search box and select us from the list

Now, every time you make a purchase with PayPal you will be asked to make an optional donation to Meningitis Now. Thank you.

Start donating today. Find out more and sign up.


easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for Meningitis Now, with over 4,200 online retailers in their network, including fashion, insurance, food and drink and travel providers. Simply register for free, and once you make an online purchase, the retailer will make a small donation to us at no extra cost to you.

How it works

Register with easyfundraising or download the app for iPhone or Android, and then start shopping. Every three months, easyfundraising will send us the donations that you and other supporters have raised.

Find out more and sign up.

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Your donation will help us save lives through research into lifesaving vaccines and spreading awareness