Further Charitable Giving from BetterPoints Users

Uzma Mukhtar - 03 kwietnia 2018

BetterPoints users are a really generous bunch! More charities have been sent donations from us in March 2018, an incredible £989.76 was sent to the following charities:

Cancer Research UK

£118.98

Launchpad Reading

£117.57

Bloodwise

£109.00

Macmillan Cancer Support

£70.26

Alzheimer's Society

£68.53

British Heart Foundation

£61.87

Age UK

£60.06

World Land Trust

£56.80

Lifecentre Salford

£44.45

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

£39.37

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, The

£34.77

Reading Bicycle Kitchen

£31.20

All Saints Junior School

£30.00

Amnesty International Charity Limited

£28.36

Journey to Justice

£27.42

Emergency Access Arts Ltd.

£25.00

Salford 4 Good

£24.50

Shelter the National Campaign for Homeless People Ltd

£20.78

Some of these donations came about when users nominated charities to receive points from various programmes where they were selected in random prize draws to benefit an organisation close to their hearts. This was either simply a donation made on behalf of the users or as a matched gift - where the users would receive some points too. So win-win for everyone involved. More details of this can be found on the app, in My Programmes, if applicable.

To date a total of £4,394.37 has been disbursed to a variety of charities across the UK. You can find out further information about all the charities listed on the Donate section of the website.

How do BetterPoints manage the donations?

When a charity reaches a threshold of £20 worth of points, we contact the charity for their payment details and we then make a BACS transfer. We don't take any commission from the donations or for making the transfers. We aim to process payments every couple of months. Once we have a charity's details and they reach the threshold, it is automatically placed into the monthly payment schedule. We then email them once payments have been made, and send across Gift Aid information if requested. If you regularly make contributions to charity, please ensure your contact details are up to date so we can include full postal addresses for Gift Aid purposes.

 

How can charities take advantage of BetterPoints? What are the benefits of joining BetterPoints for a charity or retailer?

Charities can promote the use of BetterPoints to their contributor base as an easy fundraising tool. BetterPoints are a financially backed digital currency. This means that when someone donates BetterPoints to your charity, you get the full value in real cash (1,000 points are equivalent to £1.) The BetterPoints community is growing fast and our portal and app offer great promotional channels for your organisation. Many users have enough BetterPoints to donate on a regular basis, which will help introduce you to new supporters.

 

To see which other charities and organisations have benefited from your donations – see here.

If you have any queries about the charities listed or wish to add a local cause, please write into us at customercare@betterpoints.uk