See what happens to your donation

We process donations and reclaim Gift Aid for our member charities, and charge a small fee for our service. This is what happens to your donation:

1. We keep it in our Charities Trust Account and at the end of the week we send 100% of it to the charity.

2. We reclaim Gift Aid on it by the end of the month.

3. We deduct our 5% fee (+VAT) and the credit card/debit card/PayPal fee from the Gift Aid, and send the rest to the charity.

So for every 10 you donate, the charity receives almost 12 (see our table below for full details) and it receives it really fast. If your donation isn't eligible for Gift Aid, we subtract the fees from the donation and send it to the charity at the end of the week.

Unlike most other fundraising methods, the charity only pays for the service after it has made money. That's why our member charities find Justgiving such good value. Using us means they can spend more time and energy on doing good and leave the costly, time-consuming admin stuff to us.

Credit card Debit card PayPal
Donation 10 10 10
Gift Aid plus supplement 2.82 2.82 2.82
Justgiving's 5% transaction fee 0.64 0.64 0.64
VAT @ 17.5% 0.11 0.11 0.11
Credit Card fee @ 1.45% 0.15 - -
Debit card fee 16p - 0.16 -
PayPal fee @ 1.6% - - 0.16
Total cost to charity 0.90 0.91 0.91
Net donation 11.92 11.91 11.91

The other card fees charged by banks to process donations are Visa Delta/Visa Electron (23p), Business credit cards (1.85%), and Business debit cards (30p).


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