The Benefactors' Fund

Give as you Live™ to the University of Liverpool

Our Give as you Live online shopping tool gives you the opportunity to experience real retail therapy. The tool allows you to shop online and give something back to your University at the same time - at no extra cost! If you're a regular online shopper, you could raise hundreds of pounds every year to support education and excellence at the University of Liverpool through the Benefactors’ Fund.  

How does it work? 

When you are using the Give as You Live tool alongside your normal online shopping you can buy from any of your favourite high street stores and raise money for a great cause at the same time. Once you have installed the Give as you Live shopping tool, your computer will remember that you've signed up every time you visit a website which is part of the scheme. Just click 'Yes' on the pop-up, carry on your normal shopping and a percentage will automatically go to the University of Liverpool Benefactors’ Fund as a donation without it costing you a penny more! 

Just follow these basic instructions:

Step 1: Visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/giveasyoulive 
Step 2: Enter your name and email address (no other personal details required) 
Step 3: Download the Give as you Live App
Step 4: Start shopping and raising money!  

Where does the donation come from?

Normally when you shop online, the retailer pays a small commission of online advertising fees for every person that is referred to their website – whether this is through search engines or social media. With Give as you Live, this commission fee is simply re-directed to the University of Liverpool and, therefore, is at no extra cost to the customer whatsoever. You will receive emails updating you on how much you have raised for the charity of your choice through Give as you Live and you can log onto your account anytime to get online support. 

What difference will it make?

All money raised through Give as you Live will go towards supporting current students through the Benefactors’ Fund.  This will not only facilitate access to education at all levels but enable us to provide facilities which make the student experience truly outstanding for everyone. It also makes access to additional support possible, for example through our careers mentoring initiative, helping our students grow personally, as well as academically.We believe that financial hardship should not affect a student’s ability to further their education and extend their academic success into research. Support for this area of the Benefactors’ Fund helps students grasp life-changing opportunities which would not otherwise be possible. 

By using the Give as you Live tool when you carry out your normal online shopping, you can help to support students at your University today. 

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