Gift Your Gear – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gift Your Gear?
Gift Your Gear is an independent nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.

What does Gift Your Gear do with donated gear?
All donated outdoor clothing and equipment that is reusable and fit for purpose is offered to community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

How do I donate my gear?
If you have large items like tents etc. Gift Your Gear can arrange  to have your donated gear collected by a local group.

Gift Your Gear can receive direct donations by post. How to donate by post

Keep an eye on the Gift Your Gear website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on future donation events.

Are there any Gift Your Gear events that I can take part in?
Gift Your Gear partners with various UK outdoor organisations. Details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Gift Your Gear.

What can I donate?
The short answer most outdoor clothing and equipment can be donated by to Gift Your Gear. We do have a few exceptions.

How does Gift Your Gear select beneficiaries?
If you represent or know of a community organisations, youth groups or charity working with young people in the outdoors that could benefit from Gift Your Gear and meets the Gift Your Gear Criteria please let us know. Potential beneficiaries will be verified. Gift Your Gear beneficiaries should be located working in the UK.

Gift Your Gear who we support.
Read more about the community organisations, youth groups and charities that Gift Your Gear supports.

How do beneficiaries use the outdoor gear from Gift Your Gear?
All Gift Your Gear beneficiaries are encouraged to create a gear pool to ensure the maximum number of young people over the longest period get the benefit of the donated gear.

I represent a company and we are interested in learning more about Gift Your Gear?
That is really good. Every organisations needs are different please contact us to talk about how we can help.

If you have any ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve Gift Your Gear please contact us

Gift Your Gear Winners of The Great Outdoors Awards 2013 and OutDoor 2015 Gold Award