Do your unwanted but useful items need new homes? Are you looking for something?
We help people give and get things for free in their local community. Some people have stuff they don't want any more. Other people would like things they don't have. We match them up. We don't have physical premises, or warehouses - people give things directly to each other.
Don't throw it away, give it away!
That's freegling! And it's all free.
You can also search or browse the items offered, or post a request for something that other people might have
We're run by volunteers, and people have different reasons! Common reasons are:
If you'd like to get involved, contact your local group.
Freegle is free to use, but not free to run. We provide a free service with no ads. We keep costs phenomenally low thanks to our large number of committed volunteers - our annual budget averages just £20,000 each year.
Nevertheless, there are still costs involved, and if we had more money we could get more people freegling more often. We run on a shoestring...actually, we're saving up to buy a shoestring.
There are lots of good causes out there, many of them for life-threatening conditions, all of them competing for charity funding. It usually goes to bigger charities than us doing more important work, so we currently rely on voluntary donations to cover our costs. You can donate here.
Many current donations come from our volunteers, who are already donating their time and may not be able to donate money as well. Please think about whether you could help - even if it's just £1. Regular monthly donations are especially helpful.
Freegle is a UK-wide umbrella organisation, formed in 2009 by experienced volunteers and members of the free reuse community. Our charitable aims are:
Each Freegle local group is run independently and is affiliated to Freegle Ltd, which provides central services (such as this website) to these groups and their volunteers. Freegle Ltd is an Industrial and Provident Society for Community Benefit. Freegle Ltd is owned and governed by its members. Local and national volunteers are eligible for membership.
Charities of this type are slightly unusual in that they do not register with the Charity Commission (see here). Instead they register with the Financial Conduct Authority (our registration number is 32410R) and also register with HMRC as charitable (our reference is XT32865). So we're legally a charity, but of a slightly different type than you might be used to.
If you have questions, please contact us.