01 Mar 2017

MyDonate: 100% commission free

MyDonate: 100% commission free

MyDonate is a fundraising platform with a difference. Unlike some other giving sites, we don’t charge charities any registration or subscription fees, or take any commission on donations- meaning aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes straight to charity.

We set up MyDonate in April 2011 and it remains the only fund-raising platform in the UK to charge no commission. It is part of BT’s aim to use its technology and expertise to help every charity in the UK fundraise more efficiently.

Last year charities raised £40million through BT MyDonate, an extra £2million more going to charitable causes because we don’t charge any commission*.

But it’s not just the absence of commission and sign up fees that makes us a smart choice. We also have a dedicated contact centre to help new charities get used to the platform, or to assist those switching to MyDonate. We also make weekly payments to all charities, so you get the money you need, faster.

10,000 charities across the UK already fundraise with MyDonate free of charge, so why not join them? We can help you create your first page and get you fundraising. Once you’re set up you can see for yourself all the benefits of using MyDonate.

There really is nothing to lose and just think what that extra 5% might mean for your charity: better palliative nursing care, a new wing in a hospital, a Mosque built debt-free, or helping more life limited children.

*compared to the 5% charged by a leading competitor.

The table below outlines why you’re better off fundraising with MyDonate.




Donation amount 
(total paid)  

Gift Aid 

Commission or Transaction Fee

Card Fee

Total received by charity





13p flat rate debit card fee.  1.3% for Credit Card





5% compulsory fee, charged on top of donation, not including gift aid (50p)


£12.50 (But donor pays an extra 50p - £10.50 in total)

Just Giving



5% of donation including gift aid (63p)



Virgin Money Giving



2%  of donation not including gift aid



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