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Online charity donations

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Charities
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PhilGPPhilGP Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Charities
I will be joining 100 others in a charity firewalk in November. The charity is a ‘[FONT=&quot]not for profit CIC’ and I believe this means they can’t register for GiftAid. [/FONT]
A lot of us want to setup our own individual online sponsor page and I have checked the advice posted on MSE.
If I understand the site, before we can use one of these services, the charity would need to register with that service. Would they be able to register?

Is there any other way we could collect sponsorship online without looking like a ‘send your money to my own account’ page?


  • ceh209ceh209 Forumite
    824 posts
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    Justgiving do a crowdfunding page which they suggest for CIC's

    Other fundraising sites might do similar

    I haven't used it so I don't know what fees are like in comparison to the charities option.
    Excuse any mis-spelt replies, there's probably a cat sat on the keyboard
  • bigaskbigask Forumite
    12 posts
    crowfunding is a good opportunity also for me:)
  • edited 1 November 2018 at 8:26AM
    SeanTowersSeanTowers Forumite
    13 posts
    edited 1 November 2018 at 8:26AM
    It's worth noting that some platforms charge high fees, Just Giving as a good example. I'm treasurer of a small charity and I've done some research so please see the fees below in order lowest to highest. (not for profit)
    Totally free

    My Donate by BT (not for profit)
    Debit Cards 15p processing fee
    Credit Cards 1.3% processing fee
    No fees for claiming Gift Aid

    Virgin Money Giving (not for profit)
    One-Off Setup Fee £150 + vat
    Debit & credit cards 2% transaction fee + 1.45% processing fee
    PayPal & American Express 2% transaction fee + 1.6% processing fee
    No fees for claiming Gift Aid

    Go Fund Me (profit making)
    2.9% + 25p processing fee
    Additional fees for claiming Gift Aid

    Just Giving (profit making)
    Debit & Credit Cards 5% fee + 1.25% processing fee
    PayPal 5% fee + 1.45% processing fee
    Additional fees for claiming Gift Aid
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