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 18 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.
- 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
- Helping charities since 2012
- 4,000+ charities available
- Monthly fees from £54.98 + VAT
- No fees on Gift Aid
- No fees on donations
- Pages can support only 1 charity
- Other fundraising products at an extra cost
Give as you Live is a fundraising platform to help charities raise donations and to empower a growing nation of fundraisers.
Unlike JustGiving and Enthuse, we have no setup or monthly fees meaning charities can utilise our Give as you Live Donate platform for free.
In order to cover our costs as well as keep developing our fundraising platform to support charities, we charge a low 1.9% platform fee and a 2.9% payment processing fee on donations.
We've also allowed donors the option of covering these small fees for charities. On average 80% of our donors cover this charge, meaning your charity will likely receive 100% of the donation with no fees.
Credit and debit card donations are taken by our payment technology provider, Stripe, and are therefore never held by Give as you Live Ltd.
Here's how our fees add up
|1.9% platform fee||£0.38|
|2.9% processing fee||£0.58|
|Gift Aid supplement (If eligible)||£5.00|
|Total fees on Gift Aid||FREE|
|Without fees covered, your charity gets||£24.04|
|With fees covered, your charity gets||£25.00|
There are no setup or monthly fees to be registered as a charity on Give as you Live Donate.
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, and Northern Ireland. 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.
|Give as you Live Donate||JustGiving||Enthuse|
|Setup/monthly fees||FREE||Up to £39 per month||From £54.98 per month|
|Total fees on donations||£0.96 (1)||£0.58 (2)||£0.00 (3)|
|Donor can cover fees?||Yes||No (4)||N/A|
|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||£25.00|
|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) No fees on donations or Gift Aid
(4) JustGiving allow donors to cover fees on donations to crowdfunding pages but not to charities.
Fees for Enthuse and JustGiving correct at time of writing (15 February 2022).
Give as you Live Donate and associated products (including Give as you Live Online and Give as you Live Instore) 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, 13 The Courtyard, Timothy's Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9NP.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post at Give as you Live Ltd, 13 The Courtyard, Timothy's Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9NP.
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).
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 email@example.com 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).
Got questions? Here's what we're asked most
You can use Give as you Live Donate to create Fundraising Pages to receive donations for your chosen charity.
Our pages are perfect for big events, personal challenges, remembering a loved one and more.
You can also donate directly to any of our charities. We support monthly donations too, so you can give regularly.
You can support any of our 200,000+ UK charities.
When creating a Fundraising Page, you can select up to 5 charities to raise funds for.
Our charities range from big national charities to local schools, churches and social groups.
We do not support crowdfunding. All funds raised are paid to charity and not to any individuals.
A platform fee of 1.9% and a payment processing fee of 2.9% are taken to cover the cost of taking the donation and paying it to the charity.
Donors can choose to cover fees for the charity when making their donation.
There are no fees on Gift Aid and there are no set-up or monthly fees for your charity.Find out more about fees
We pay charities once a month via our payment technology partner, Stripe.
Gift Aid is subject to approval by HMRC, therefore the Gift Aid portion of the payment can take a few months.
Give as you Live Donate is free for charities to join - unlike some fundraising websites, we do not charge any set-up or ongoing fees just be listed on our website.
If your charity is not yet working with us, discover how you can work with us to raise more funds for your vital work.Find out more