How We Stack Up

Charges, fees and card processing costs for leading fundraising websites

This table illustrates the fees and charges ¹ associated with a £10 donation which is eligible for Gift Aid ² made via several UK fundraising websites. A £10 donation plus Gift Aid should generate £12.50 for charity.

To keep things simple and compare like with like, we assume:

  • the total amount to be deducted from the donor's card is £10
  • the donation is eligible for Gift Aid;
  • the donation is made using a UK Visa debit card.
Set up / Recurring Charge ¹ Fee Per Donation Card Processing Charge Total Cost To Charity Charity Receives
Wonderful.org None None None £0.00 £12.50
BT MyDonate None None £0.15 £0.15 £12.35
Golden Giving None None £0.18 £0.18 £12.32
Total Giving None None £0.34 £0.34 £12.16
Virgin Money Giving £150 plus VAT set up 2% £0.15 £0.35 £12.15
Givey ³ None 5% None £0.48 £11.90
JustGiving None to £39 plus VAT per month 5% £0.17 £0.80 £11.70
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  1. Set up and recurring charges are transaction-independent. They must be paid by the charity even if no donations are generated. These charges are not included in the calculation shown in the last two columns of the table.
  2. Gift Aid is a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers which generates an additional 25p for every £1 donated to the charity.
  3. Givey's policy is to charge a fee of 5% to the donor at the point of donation, so a £10 donation would mean the donor's card would be debited £10.50. To compare like with like, we assume a donation of £9.52, which would mean that the donor's card was charged £10 - the same amount as all other providers in our illustration - though Givey only allows donations in £1 increments.
This information was correct at time of publication - 18th October 2016.

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What makes us wonderful?

We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

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