Launched in March 2013 by the National Funding Scheme (NFS) and now available across the UK, DONATE has been created to allow everyone to be part of our cultural diversity and heritage. DONATE makes it easy for people to give to the things they care about.
DONATE also reclaims the Gift Aid on donations from UK tax payers, which is then passed on to the institution, adding as much as 25 per cent to the value of any gift.
The NFS is a registered charity set up to support other cultural charities; it does this through the DONATE platform, which it provides FOR FREE to arts and heritage organisations. Because NFS is a charity, it doesn’t charge a joining or monthly management fee – unlike commercial platforms such as Just Giving. DONATE also takes a smaller percentage of the donation than commercial providers (no more than four per cent). In addition, DONATE provides lots of additional services such as case studies, statistical reports, technology updates and workshops – as well as offline support – to help organisations make the most of DONATE.
If you’re an arts or heritage charity, you can join the hundreds of organisations who’ve already chosen to adopt DONATE by registering on the DONATE website.