OUR FEES AND WHY THEY EXIST

We are a tech-for-good company

When it comes to giving access to the GivePenny platform, processing donations and helping charities to claim Gift Aid where they can, we charge an annual subscription fee of £500, along with a small fee of 5% of each donation (including Gift Aid), which means charities only pay us when a payment is successfully processed.

To give an example of how a typical donation works, we charge just 63p to process a £10 donation and then also reclaim Gift Aid (an extra £2.50 in this example) on behalf of the charity.

Compared to other fundraising methods (that often require considerable upfront investment without a guarantee of creating donations) and considering our platform offers unique features that may help raise even more money for charity, we think that's incredible value.

People can feel safe in the knowledge we also work with Stripe, PayPal and GoCardless to help us process donations. Their fees are as follows:

  • Debit and Credit Cards through Stripe: 1.4% + 20p (European cards)/2.9% + 20p (non-European cards)
  • Using your PayPal account: 3.4% plus 20p

Here's an example of the fees for a typical £10 donation, when using using Stripe or PayPal:

Total Reaching Charity£11.33£11.49
Donation£10£10
Transaction Fee54p38p
Gift Aid£2.50£2.50
GivePenny Fee63p63p
Total Reaching Charity£11.33£11.49
PayPalDebit/Credit Card with Stripe
Donation£10£10
Transaction Fee54p38p
Gift Aid£2.50£2.50
GivePenny Fee63p63p

Why we charge our fees

Good causes trust us to run an innovative, reliable, secure and successful Connected Giving platform on their behalf. With us providing fabulous online fundraising experiences to supporters all over, good causes can focus their superpowers on changing lives.

Here's an insight into why we charge fees to good causes for access to the GivePenny Connected Giving platform:

  • Our technology is hosted on a secure and scalable platform, so it's meeting the strict security standards charities demand, as well as handling lots and lots of visitors.
  • We are constantly feeding good causes new ideas for how to inspire supporters with new Connected Fundraising challenges, with our development team furiously coding to create more cool sponsorship experiences than any other giving platform.
  • We help charities claim Gift Aid where we can, reducing the pressure on administration that many charities face when trying to access this vital resource.
  • Our team of FUNraisers is there to help good causes and GivePenny users every step of the way through their time with us.