Virgin Money Giving Fee Waiver Scheme Ends

From 1st May 2019 charities will no longer benefit from Virgin Money Giving’s drop in joining fee, new charities signing up to the platform will be subject to a joining fee of £150 + VAT

Charities impacted by the announcement from BT MyDonate that they will be closing their fundraising platform on 30th June 2019 will need to consider their fundraising options – in particular the fees and charges they are likely to pay.

So why choose Give as you Live Donate?

Our Give as you Live Donate fundraising platform is ready for you and your supporters to use and, even better, there are no sign-up fees, no card handling or Gift Aid fees and you’ll receive a larger portion of each donation compared to JustGiving! Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Your supporters can make individual donations or set up a monthly repeat donation on our platform. They also have the option to cover the transaction fee, so you’ll receive 100% of their donation and a Gift Aid supplement if applicable.

We’ve popped all the information in the table below so you can see the breakdown:

  Us JustGiving Virgin Money Giving
Set up Fees None £15pm/£39pm £150 + VAT
Donation Fees 4.80% 0% 2%
Gift Aid Fee 0% 5% 0%
Card Fee 0% 1.9% +£0.20 1.45%
Example    
Typical Donation £10.00 £10.00 £10
Gift Aid Supplement £2.50 £2.50 £2.50
Transaction Fee £0.48 n/a £0.20
Card Handling Fee £0.00 £0.39 £0.15
Gift Aid Fee £0.00 £0.13 £0.00
Total Fees £0.48 £0.52 £0.35
Charity Total £12.02 £11.98 £12.15

No setup fees

Our service is free to use for all UK charities with no setup or monthly subscription fees involved.

Bespoke Donation Button

Our fully customisable button can easily be generated to match your charity branding and you can even choose what colour and size you’d like your button to be. Once you’ve created it, it’s a simple task of just copying and pasting straight into your website to start collecting donations! Don’t want your supporters to leave your website? We also have a lovely iFrame which you can integrate to your site so donations can be made on one page.

With bespoke marketing assets and a dedicated account manager, we can help you make the most of your charitable efforts this year and help you kick-start your FREE fundraising with Give as you Live Donate today!