JustGiving scraps 5% fee for UK charities

Posted on: March 26, 2019

Originally published by charitytimes: www.charitytimes.com


Written by Charity Times staff writer
26/03/19

JustGiving has scrapped its 5 per cent fee for charities in the UK, in the company’s biggest model shake-up since inception.

The online giving platform will be completely free for UK charities and will instead rely on voluntary contributions from donors to support the operation of the platform – a move designed to increase choice for donors and income for charities.

JustGiving’s decision follows the removal of platform fees for all crowdfunding, disasters and major incidents, which JustGiving announced in October last year.

“Today, JustGiving is taking an exciting step into the future by removing our platform fee. This change means lower costs for charities, transparency and choice for their supporters, and a sustainable future for the UK’s biggest and best platform for giving,” JustGiving general manager, Keith Williams said.

“We believe that people who donate through JustGiving money will be going to their chosen charity, and by making a voluntary contribution to the UK’s most-trusted giving platform we can continue to help charities and individuals raise even more money for good causes. That’s why we’re putting more power in the hands of our donors.”

In October 2018, JustGiving also announced a consultation regarding its Gift Aid reclaim service, which aims to allow charities to save money and time when reclaiming Gift Aid through the platform.

Following the consultation, JustGiving has announced it is changing its terms of service to allow charities to opt out of the Gift Aid reclaim service if they wish.

“JustGiving helps many charities, particularly smaller organisations, to focus their efforts on fundraising rather than on paperwork,” Charity Tax Group finance regulatory and taxes manager, Richard Bray said.

“The Charity Tax Group welcomes this contribution to the charity sector and looks forward to continuing to work with JustGiving to help future-proof Gift Aid as we move into an increasingly digital age.”

Author: Steering Member
Posted:
Categories: News

[efb_likebox fanpage_url="https://www.facebook.com/essexalliance/" fb_appid="" box_width="180" box_height=75" responsive="1" show_faces="0" show_stream="0" hide_cover="1" small_header="1" hide_cta="1" locale="en_US)"]

Related Posts

Become a Trustee for Essex Cultural Diversity Project

Welcoming Expressions of Interest: Essex Cultural Diversity Project Seeks New Trustees About us Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP) aims to break down barriers and promote cultural harmony in Essex and the wider region, through an exciting programme of public facing events, commissions and projects, and creating opportunities for artists. We are a registered charity working
Read more…

Read more...

Greater intelligence sharing among charities is needed post-pandemic

Charities and their community partners need to bolster intelligence-sharing and coordination at both a local and national level to improve responses to emergencies, according to a report into civil society’s support for communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report also calls for collaboration that is built on a diverse range of voices that is reflective of society.
Read more…

Read more...

Reflective Practice sessions for senior managers

Free online session for chief officers and senior staff in Essex based voluntary sector organisations. Tuesday 18th May @ 1pm For the link and more information follow the link below > https://www.essexalliance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Reflective-practice-session.pdf          

Read more...