From today, the 26th of March 2019, JustGiving will no longer charge a 5% platform fee to charities in the UK. Donors will be able to make a voluntary contribution to support the operation of JustGiving’s platform.
Over £3.8billion has been raised for good causes on the JustGiving platform, which revolutionised fundraising, connecting charities directly to the millions of people out there who cared about their cause and wanted to support it. Founded in 2000, the platform boasts 22 million users but have charged 5% fee on funds raise in order to pay the bills.
Now, JustGiving are in a position to remove their platform fee, lowering costs for charity partners, and creating greater transparency and choice for donors and supporters. JustGiving say that they are “underpinning a sustainable future for the UK’s biggest and best platform for giving, relied upon by charities of all sizes to fundraise in a safe, secure and reliable way”.
“We believe that people who donate through JustGiving will be happy that more 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.
We’re committed to providing a world-class platform and continuing to transform and grow online giving for the future, and the removal of platform fees across charity fundraising, donations and crowdfunding will help us do just that. The voluntary contributions made by donors will enable JustGiving to invest further in innovation, helping meet our long-term goal of growing the world of giving and making sure that no good cause goes unfunded.”
– Keith Williams, General Manager, JustGiving