donate your shares
If you have shares which would cost more to sell than their worth, you may wish to consider donating them to ShareGift, the share donation charity. Even if you have just one or two shares ShareGift can help you deal with the problem, and in a charitable way.
ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity (No. 1052686) which works by collecting together small lots of shares until there are enough to sell and then donating the resulting proceeds to a wide range of charities. To date ShareGift has donated over £30 million to almost 3,000 charities. ShareGift make their grants based upon suggestions from donors.
You can help support us by donating any small shareholdings you may have to ShareGift and mentioning that you support the SCI. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can claim income tax relief on the value of most stocks and securities when you donate them to a charity. In addition, donating shares charitably gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) purposes.