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Charges & fees

Why do charities and fundraisers choose us?

We know that there are lots of fundraising websites out there. So we've used our 15 years' experience of helping charities to create a fundraising solution that's easy for fundraisers, donors and charities to use. Best of all, it's free to use.

Give as you Live Donate
  • Helping charities since 2005
  • 200,000+ charities available
  • No set-up or monthly fees
  • No fees on Gift Aid
  • Donors can cover fees
  • Pages can support 1-5 charities
  • A full suite of fundraising products
  • Helping charities since 2001
  • 25,000+ charities available
  • Monthly fees up to £39
  • 5% fee on Gift Aid
  • Donors cannot cover fees
  • Pages can support only 1 charity
  • No other fundraising products
Virgin Money Giving
  • Helping charities since 2009
  • 14,000+ charities available
  • Set-up fee of £150+VAT
  • No fees on Gift Aid
  • Donors can cover fees
  • Pages can support 1-5 charities
  • No other fundraising products

Our fees

Below are the fees that we charge for the various products we offer.

Payments are subject to a minimum amount of £4.76 on direct donations and £15.00 on other funds. In the event where payments are held, either due to the mininum amount not being met or to valid bank details not being provided, then any interest accumulated is not added to payment amount.

Credit and debit card donations are taken by our payment technology provider, Stripe, and are therefore never held by Give as you Live Ltd.

Donors have the option to top-up their donation by 4.8% to cover these fees for the charity.

  Fee Payment schedule
Credit/debit card donations Platform: 1.9%
Payment processing: 2.9%
Gift Aid No fee Monthly, subject to payment by HMRC
Give as you Live Online No fee Quarterly
Give as you Live Instore No fee Quarterly
Everyclick Search No fee Quarterly
Bonuses & incentives No fee Quarterly

Setup fees

Charities are listed on our products for free. There are no setup or monthly fees.

A charity must have registered status in order to be listed. We are able to accept charities registered with the charity commissions for England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Isle of Man. In addition, we can accept organisations registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) or Community Interest Company (CIC), and any organisation recognised by HMRC as eligible for Gift Aid.

As part of the setup process, charities must provide bank details in order to receive payment. These bank details are then subject to our verification process which must be passed before a payment is made. We do not accept private bank accounts.

Fees comparison table for credit/debit card payments

The below table compares our fees to two alternative providers, based on a £20.00 donation with a Visa debit card. Some fees may differ depending on the payment method.

  Give as you Live Donate JustGiving Virgin Money Giving
Setup fees FREE Up to £39 per month £150 plus VAT one-off
Donation £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
Total fees on donations £0.96 (1) £0.58 (2) £0.90 (3)
Donor can cover fees? Yes No (4) Yes
Gift Aid supplement (If eligible) £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Total fees on Gift Aid N/A £0.25 (2) N/A
Without fees covered, your charity gets £24.04 £24.17 £24.10
With fees covered, your charity gets £25.00 N/A £25.00

(1) Platform fee of 1.9% on donations, payment processing fee of 2.9% on donations, no fees on Gift Aid

(2) Payment processing fee of 1.9% + 20p on donations, 5% fee on Gift Aid

(3) Platform fee of 2% on donations, payment processing fee of 2.5% on donations, no fees on Gift Aid

(4) JustGiving allow donors to cover fees on donations to crowdfunding pages but not to charities.

Fees for Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving correct at time of writing (2 April 2020).

About us

Give as you Live Donate and associated products (including Give as you Live Online, and Everyclick Search) are provided by Give as you Live Ltd, a private company registered in England & Wales (company number 5181419). Our registered address is Give as you Live Ltd, Crab Apple Way, Vale Business Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1GP.

Complaints procedure

Should you have any complaint regarding any part of our service, including payment of your donation, disbursement to the charity, Gift Aid, your account or use of your personal data, please write to us by email at, or by post at Give as you Live Ltd, Crab Apple Way, Vale Business Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1GP.

Should we be unable to resolve your complaint, or if you are unhappy with our offered resolution, you have the right to complain to the Fundraising Regulator (regarding donations) or the Information Commissioner's Office (regarding information rights and privacy).

Refund policy

If you mistakenly enter an incorrect donation amount or repeat a donation, it is your responsibility to inform us in a timely manner. You can contact us at or call +44(0) 800 883 8450.

Once contacted, we may make effort to achieve a refund however we cannot guarantee this and cannot be held liable for any bank fees you may be charged as a result of the donation(s).