Donating shares or other assets such as land and property can be valuable and highly tax-effective ways to support the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

As we are a registered charity, UK tax payers can donate shares and other assets to us free of capital gains tax, and can also claim income tax and transaction tax relief on the donation under the Gift Aid scheme.

For more information about tax relief on donations of shares and other assets, please see the HMRC website.

How do I donate my shares?

Alzheimer’s Research UK would be delighted to hear from you if you are considering a donation of shares or other assets to us. We will be pleased to advise you and help make a transfer of your shares to our account, if appropriate. Alternatively, you may be able to sell your shares on our behalf and still claim tax relief.

Please contact our Philanthropy Team on 0300 111 5333 or via email to

How do I donate lower value shareholdings?

If you have small shareholdings (e.g. between £0 and £500), please consider giving them to ShareGift with a request that the proceeds be donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK. ShareGift is a separate charity set up to receive lower value shareholdings and amalgamate them to reduce transaction costs. To find out more and contact ShareGift, please visit the ShareGift website.