Comparison of online charity donation services in the United Kingdom

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

Donation service Profit-making Activity? Commission Card Processing Fee Other Fees Source
Justgiving Yes 5%, including on Gift Aid £0.13 £15+VAT/month [1]
Localgiving No 5%, including on Gift Aid 1% +10p £60+VAT/year [2]
BT MyDonate No 0% 1.3% credit card, 15p debit card None [3]
PayPal Unknown 1.4% (on domestic donations to non-profits) £0.20 None [4]
The Big Give No 4%, including on Gift Aid £0.00 None [5]
Virgin Money Giving No 2%, excluding Gift Aid £0.16 £100+VAT start-up fee [6]
TotalGiving No 0% £0.00 None

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. (Remember that 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 EverydayHero
Donation £10.00 £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 £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 £0.42 (=4.25% of 10)
Card processing fee £0.15 £0.13 £0.16 £0.20 £0.20 £0.00 £0.16
Charity receives £12.35 £11.75 £12.14 £9.66 (£12.16 including directly reclaimed Gift Aid) £11.68 £12.00 £11.92

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References[edit]

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

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