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There are 3 simple steps: Sign up, Set up your campaign, Start promoting

Watch our Guide to Donate from The National Funding Scheme from DONATE on Vimeo.

Download our full Guide to DONATE here.

Click here for Tool Kit 1: Getting Set Up

Click here for Tool Kit 2: Promoting Your Campaign


The National Funding Scheme provides you with:

  • Collection and disbursement of donations and any associated Gift Aid
  • Unique codes for your text and web pages 
  • Templates to create posters, banners, flyerts etc
  • Brand guidelines
  • Information and contact details relating to the donor (subject to donor permissions)
  • Access to Culture Juice and its related insights, case studies and advice

Ready to sign up today?

*Participating organisations must either be a charity or a charity exempt from registration under the England and Wales Charities Act of 1993, or registered with the Scottish or Northern Irish charity regulatory bodies



Watch our How To Donate Video from The National Funding Scheme from DONATE on Vimeo.

DONATE provides you with a way to donate and support cultural causes and campaigns through a wide number of routes (SMS, debit or credit card and Paypal)... Read more

Your donation is to the National Funding Scheme and indicates a specific cause in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. The receiving organisation is charged a minority share of the Gift Aid (45%) or 2.5% on the donation where no Gift Aid has been added. This fee is used to cover advertising and transaction services. Text charges will be as per your standard network plan.

  • You can give either through the website or through a mobile phone
  • Cultural organisations will be displaying signs identifying individual causes and campaigns that need your support
  • For each cause/campaign there is a unique code which you must use when identifying a cause
  • This unique code is either:
    • entered into a text message and sent to 70970 to donate £5
    • dynamically found by your phone/tablet by scanning the QR code or
    • dynamically found by your phone/tablet by touching the NFC chip with an enabled device

You may Gift Aid your donation both to increase your donation and, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you may be entitled to a personal tax rebate of up to 31.25% of your donation.*

Remember, you do not need to be registered with DONATE to make a donation but, if you are, we can calculate any higher rate tax relief that may be due to you. Registering also allows your registration details (but not your debit/credit card details) to be securely held, so that donating is easier next time. If you register a debit or credit card it is held securely by our payment provider (Barclaycard) and cannot be accessed by the National Funding Scheme.

* If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme and you may be entitled to a personal tax refund. Please refer to the Government's Gift Aid scheme.