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CharityCheckout.co.uk payment gateway goes commission-free

6 January 2012

Charity Checkout

Today the online charity payment provider, Charity Checkout, announced it is dropping its fee on all donations made through its platform.

Charity Checkout offers charities the possibility to receive one-off and regular donations via their own websites and social media profiles, without the need for a merchant account. It provides charities with the facility to set-up multiple branded payment pages and an online account where they can manage and track donations that come through their website.

The charity payment provider, which aims to support small and medium sized charities was set-up by young social entrepreneur, Chester Mojay-Sinclare, who recently represented the UK at the prestigious Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards, after graduating from University College London earlier this year. Unveiling the price-drop, he said:

“We want to ensure that Charity Checkout offers charities the best possible deal, so we’ve decided to drop our fee on donations. Although we are now cheaper than, CAF, JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, we are not competing with them directly as our service is different, we are a payment gateway for a charity’s own website rather than just another fundraising site. I hope our offer will encourage more charities to use us to set-up their own professional-looking branded payment page for their website. We want to start an online revolution, where small and medium charities can access the resources they need to grow and compete with the big names. This is not about software, it’s about fundamentally changing the way smaller charities use the web.”

Every charity that uses the system will have to pay the transaction costs of processing their donations, although Charity Checkout does not charge a fee on donations. For every £10 given through Charity Checkout, the charity will receive £12.20, with Gift Aid. In order to use Charity Checkout, charities will have to pay a monthly fee, which will start from just £5 per month for small charities.

Bernadette Adamic, Head of Corporate Partnerships at ACEVO, said:

“We're recommending Charity Checkout to our members because their fees are low and their concept solves a significant problem within the voluntary sector. Far too few smaller charities have the tools and resources available to them, to allow them to grow and become self-sufficient. We believe Charity Checkout offers exactly this, by providing a simple and unique service that will empower charities to fundraise for regular donations via their websites and social media profiles."

Find out more about Charity Checkout at www.charitycheckout.co.uk