Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.

Donate online

Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.

Donate online

When we lose someone, the memories we have of them mean everything.

Giving to Shelter in honour of a loved one is one way to continue their story, as well as support future generations in changing theirs.

There are several ways you can give to us in memory of someone special, please read our booklet for full details.

Ways to donate

Set up a tribute fund

With an online tribute fund you can create a dedicated page for friends and family to remember a loved one. On this page, you can share photos, music, and memories you have of them, while raising money for us.

You can set up a personalised tribute fund quickly and easily using MuchLoved or Just Giving.

Donate online

Our online donation form is simple to fill in, and you can tell us the name of the person you’re remembering and their relationship to you.

Donate by post

If you’d prefer to donate by post, download this form, print it out and, when it’s filled in, send it to: 

Freepost Plus,
88 Old Street,

Organise a funeral collection

If you’d like to set up a funeral collection, we can send you donation envelopes or collection boxes in the post. We also have lapel stickers available.

Get in touch with, or alternatively ask your funeral director to collect donations, and send them on to us at the above postal address.

Organise an event

If you want to organise your own event in memory of someone, we can provide Shelter branded materials (such as balloons and collection boxes), and you could promote the event using our Shelter poster.

Alternatively, you could take part in one of our many challenge events. Teaming up with friends or family can be a nice way of coming together to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Include Shelter in your funeral wishes

If you want to request that donations are made to us as part of your own funeral wishes, you should ensure that either the executors of your will know, or that it’s included in the details of your funeral. Our funeral wishes form may help.

Send an e-card

Let a loved one know you are thinking of them by sending condolences using a Shelter e-card. At the same time, you’ll be helping us reach families facing homelessness or experiencing housing issues.

Write a dedication

Leave a dedication to a loved one on Shelter’s online dedication page. You can share tributes and pictures, and continue their story.

Make a playlist

Start an online playlist where family and friends can add songs that remind them of their loved one. The playlist can be used at funerals or memorial events, or kept as a memorial space.

The difference your donation could make

  • £30 could pay for six people to get housing advice online via a webchat.

  • £50 could pay for five families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet.

  • £157 could pay for one family to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.

  • £500 could help 20 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.

We’re grateful that you’ve thought of us during this time.

Because of your generosity, we can continue to support people in urgent need and keep on campaigning for safe, secure, affordable housing for everyone.

You can get help with bereavement from the Cruse Bereavement Care website or call their free helpline on 0808 808 1677.