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Comparison of online charity donation services in the United Kingdom

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The page is a comparison of notable online charity donation services in the UK.

Donation service Profit-making Activity? Commission Card Processing Fee Other Fees Source
CAF Online Yes 3.6%, 3.0% with CAF Bank account, including on Gift Aid £0 £0 [1]
JustGiving Yes 5%, including on Gift Aid £0.13 £15+VAT/month [2]
Localgiving No 5%, including on Gift Aid 1% +10p £60+VAT/year [3]
BT MyDonate No 0% 1.3% credit card, 15p debit card None [4]
PayPal Unknown 1.4% (on domestic donations to non-profits) £0.20 None [5]
The Big Give No 4%, including on Gift Aid £0 None [6]
Virgin Money Giving No 2%, excluding Gift Aid £0.16 £150+VAT start-up fee [7]

The table below gives examples of the various transaction fees for a £10 donation using each organisation, assuming they claim back the tax for the charity using gift aid. (Charities may also be charged set-up fees and monthly fees as detailed above.)

BT MyDonate Justgiving Virgin Money Giving PayPal Localgiving The Big Give
Donation £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
Tax reclaimed (Gift Aid) £2.50 £2.50 £2.50 £0.00 (Charities may reclaim directly with HMRC) £2.50 £2.50
Commission None £0.625 (= 5% of 10 + 2.5) £0.20 (= 2% of 10) £0.14 (=1.4% of 10) £0.625 (= 5% of 10 + 2.5) £0.50
Card processing fee £0.15 £0.13 £0.16 £0.20 £0.20 £0.00
Charity receives £12.35 £11.75 £12.14 £9.66 (£12.16 including directly reclaimed Gift Aid) £11.68 £12.00

See also[edit]

  • Fondomat
  • IStreet Giving

References[edit]

  1. "CAF Charities Aid Foundation". CAF Charities Aid Foundation.
  2. "JustGiving for Charities. Pricing and joining". JustGiving. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. "Localgiving - Our fees". Localgiving. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  4. "BT MyDonate - Find out more". BT Group. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  5. "Accept donations through PayPal". PayPal. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  6. "Our fees". The Big Give. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  7. "Cost of fundraising and registering your charity with us". Virgin Money Giving. Retrieved 2017-10-23.

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