Donate To Charity Through Your Car
Scrap Car Comparison’s Donate A Car scheme allows you to get rid of your old, damaged or unwanted vehicle and give the profit you make to one of our chosen charity partners. You can choose to donate all, or just some of the profits which all go towards bettering someone else’s life. We are proud to say that since March 2016, we have raised over £200,000 for over 30 charities, all through our Donate A Car scheme.
There are a variety of reasons you may consider selling or scrapping your car, whether your car is damaged or broken or perhaps you don’t use your car or van much anymore and are looking to free up some extra space, Scrap Car Comparison makes the process hassle-free by collecting your vehicle free of charge and donating the proceeds to one of our featured charities. It’s never been easier to donate to charity!
How To Donate Your Car
Your first step is to contact us! You can either fill in the above form with your vehicle details or call us on 03333 449950. We will then put your vehicle’s details through our expansive database of buyers to find you the best price for your vehicle.
Vehicles that are sold through Scrap Car Comparison typically fall into two different categories. The category in which it falls into will determine both the price you are quoted, and what will happen to your vehicle next.
Our nationwide network of authorised treatment facilities and reputable buyers means that you can get quotes for your vehicle instantly. You will then have the option to donate some, or all, of your funds to charity. Each month we have a featured charity however, you can donate to any of the charities listed below.
Our Current Charity Partners:
The Children’s Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1757875
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. They provide rehabilitation to help children from across the UK make the best recovery possible after a serious accident or illness. They also run a special school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and provide transitional medical care to children with complex health needs. They have an extensive research programme and provide online support for families across the UK.
Camphill Village Trust
Registered Charity Number: 232402
Supporting adults with learning and other disabilities to lead a life of opportunity. By working across the UK their communities are wonderful places where the atmosphere is always full of friendship, positivity and purpose.
Registered Charity Number: 1039404
To lead and deliver high quality expert and accessible dementia care through Admiral Nursing. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side. The nurses work in the community, supporting families at home, as well as in hospitals.
Registered Charity Number: 224392
Blue Cross is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets & wildlife since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. That’s why at Blue Cross they believe in helping pets because pets help us.
Registered Charity Number: 207994
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity, here to support people through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – and to fight for a society where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives.
Cancer Research UK
Registered Charity Number: 1089464
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, from the most common types to those that affect just a few people. Together we will beat cancer.
Action Medical Research
Registered Charity Number: 208701
Since the beginning in 1952, Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs to help save and change the lives of babies and children. It all started with the first polio vaccines in the UK, later helping to develop the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Registered Charity Number: 219099
The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate the suffering of all animals.
Down’s Syndrome Association
Registered Charity Number: 1061474
Providing information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them; to strive to improve knowledge of the condition; and to champion the rights of people with Down’s syndrome.
Stand Up To Cancer
Registered Charity Number: 1089464
Cancer can affect anyone’s life, at any time. We only have one option: accelerate life-saving research. Your donations do that. Now is the time to Stand Up To Cancer.
British Heart Foundation
Registered Charity Number: 225971
The British Heart Foundation’s vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. They raise money to research cures and treatments into heart and circulatory disease and their risk factors, so we can beat heartbreak forever.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Registered Charity Number: 802047
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free accommodation to families with children having treatment in hospital. This means families can be just moments away from their child’s bedside on the hospital ward.
Children’s Air Ambulance
Registered Charity Number: 1098874
They want children to grow into adults and adults to live longer, making bereavement through trauma rare. Their rapid response services work tirelessly to save lives and alleviate pain and suffering, wherever and whenever needed.
NHS Charities Together
Registered Charity Number: 1125687
A membership organisation that brings together over 250 NHS charities from around the country and accepts charitable donations on their behalf.
Registered Charity Number: 1082947
Step Forward to end homelessness. In 1967, Crisis was formed as an urgent response to the growing homelessness crisis.
They continue to help thousands of people out of homelessness and campaign for change.
Sparks Children’s Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1003825
For Critically ill children there is no time to loose. Since 1991, Sparks has funded over £30 million of research into over 80 childhood conditions. These include childhood cancers, epilepsy, spina bifida, Crohn’s disease, Down’s syndrome, Krabbe disease, cerebral palsy and the risks associated with premature birth.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1062559
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. The Teenage Cancer Trust are the only UK charity meeting this vital need.
Registered Charity Number: 1110621
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
Registered Charity Number: 203644
Cats Protections’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness with an understanding of its needs and, to achieve this they focus on three main areas: rehoming to address the immediate issue of helping cats in need; neutering to reduce overpopulation in the medium term; and education, information and advocacy to improve understanding of cats’ needs and promote responsible cat ownership in the long term.
Registered Charity Number: 216250
Barnardo’s aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
Registered Charity Number: 208217
PDSA exists to provide compassionate vet care for those in need, supporting the person and their pet, as a family.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Registered Charity Number: 281963
Our purpose is to provide high quality specialist palliative and end of life care in our community, in collaboration with the NHS and other local services. Our catchment area runs between Emsworth to the west, Arundel to the east and south of the downs to the coast.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1011672
Very few services exist for young carers, of the few organisations that do support young carers in the UK, we are the only service that offers consistent outreach support and respite breaks, between the ages of 5 and 12. Without Honeypot, many of these children would have nowhere else to turn
Children on the Edge
Registered Charity Number: 1101441
Children on the Edge exists to help marginalised and forgotten children, who are living on the edge of their societies. These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies.
Prostate Cancer UK
Registered Charity Number: 1005541
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Registered Charity Number: 208231
We’re a strong community of disabled and non-disabled people with a shared vision of equality. We provide practical advice and emotional support whenever people need them most. We use our collective power to change attitudes and end injustice. And we campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.
Registered Charity Number: 1018759
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) where we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.
Registered Charity Number: 1087192
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK, providing support to those bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.
Chichester District Foodbank
Registered Charity Number: 1155197
Chichester District Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Registered Charity Number: 1077722
Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society.
Registered Charity Number: 1093244
Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries.
Registered Charity Number: 1139869
The charity’s mission is to amplify sarcoma awareness, inspire involvement, and fund groundbreaking research to transform the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma
Sussex Snowdrop Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1096622
Sussex Snowdrop Trust is a unique charity providing ‘Nursing Care at Home’ for local children who have a life-threatening illness or who may be terminally ill.
Registered Charity Number: 1107328
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Their care teams have been providing specialist support across the UK for years.
Together For Short Lives
Registered Charity Number: 1144022
By supporting and speaking up for children and families, and those that support and care for them, we are driving for a better quality of life and end of life for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Registered Charity Number: 1129258
Helping relieve the needs of children, young people, their families and carers, by the provision of activities and respite so as to advance their quality and condition of life.
Youth Hostel Association
Registered Charity Number: 306122
YHA is a charity that transforms young lives forever through travel and real adventure. They provide amazing places to stay and unique opportunities to explore.
Registered Charity Number: 1071434
Mind in Brighton and Hove works to promote good mental health in the city and across Sussex.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Registered Charity Number: 216401
The NSPCC exists to help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
Registered Charity Number: 803680
The Canine Partners mission is to transform the lives of disabled people through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.
The Sussex Wildlife Trust
Registered Charity Number: 207005
The Sussex Wildlife Trust are a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. They focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across the towns, countryside and coast.
The Fishermen’s Mission
Registered Charity Number: 232822
The Fishermen’s Mission reaches out to both active and retired fishermen by providing practical, spiritual and financial support, as well as a vital emergency response service.
Dreams Come True
Registered Charity Number: 800248
Dreams Come True are a national children’s charity that work hard to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions aged between 2 and 21 years old.
Chestnut Tree House
Registered Charity Number: 256789
Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions.
The Fire Fighters Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1093387
The Firefighter’s charity actively supports firefighters in need. Whether ill, injured or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face everyday.
Registered Charity Number: 1000830
Stonepillow help the growing issue of homelessness by providing a full recovery journey by supporting those who want to make positive changes in their lives and find independent accommodation they can call home.
Generally most vehicles which are severely damaged or over 10 years old fall into this category. The vehicle will be taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility who will dismantle the vehicle before recycling the parts and materials. Authorised Treatment Facilities typically recycle at least 95% of the car’s weight and, depending on the vehicle’s size, can raise around £100 for the charity of your choice.
Vehicles that may be too good to scrap can be bought by specialist buyers as salvage. These vehicles will be broken down and used for reusable parts. This unlocks a higher value for your vehicle and therefore a higher donation amount for the charity of choice as after the parts have been recovered, the rest of the car generally tends to be scrapped. The average donation for a vehicle sold to a specialist buyer as salvage would award your charity of choice around £400. Of course prices can vary based on age and condition of the vehicle. Newer vehicles will achieve significantly higher values.
Our nationwide network of authorised treatment facilities and reputable buyers means that you are able to obtain quotes for your vehicle instantly. Once you have accepted the quote for your vehicle the buyer will contact you to arrange collection, free of charge, on a date which is most suitable for you. You will then have the option to donate some, or all, of your funds to charity. Each month we have a featured charity however, you can donate to any of the charities listed below.
Many people strive to donate more to charity, but finding spare cash can be difficult. With our charitable scheme this can be the ideal moment to dispose of your old car and feel good about donating at the same time, as unlike other charity schemes we enable you to donate as much, or as little, as you like to your chosen charity.
View our FAQs on donating a car to charity for further details.
To get started with your donation simply fill out the form at the top of this page, or if you prefer humans to computers, we have a dedicated team of advisors available on 03333 44 99 50 ready to help simplify the process and guide you through the process.