…about Givto

A. How does Givto work?

Givto is run by a registered charity called the Better Giving Partnership. When you give using Givto you are donating to the Better Giving Partnership. As a registered charity, we claim Gift Aid from the government on your donation if you are eligible. This means that your chosen charity doesn’t have to. We then pass your donation and Gift Aid on to your chosen charity.

We take a small fee from your donation and Gift Aid. This helps us to cover the costs involved in running Givto. As a charity we are not interested in profit and we do everything we can to keep the fee as low as possible.

The Better Giving Partnership trustees oversee everything the charity does. Legally, they have the final say on how all donations are spent. But the only time we wouldn’t pass your donation on to your chosen charity is if they ceased trading. If this happened we would let you know and ask you to choose another charity.

B. Who runs Givto?

Givto is run by a registered charity called the Better Giving Partnership. We are governed by a board of trustees and everyone who works on Givto is a volunteer. We take a small fee from your donation and Gift Aid. This helps us to cover the costs involved in running Givto. As a charity we are not interested in profit and we do everything we can to keep the fee as low as possible.

C. How much can I give?

You can choose to give £5, £10, £20, £50 or £75 per month. If you would like to change the amount you give each month, just contact us at help@givto.org

D. Does all the money I give go to the charity I choose?

We take a small fee from your donation and Gift Aid. This helps us to cover the costs involved in running Givto. As a charity we are not interested in profit and we do everything we can to keep the fee as low as possible.

We take a fee on donations and on Gift Aid claims of 3%.

Our payment service provider GoCardless Ltd takes a transaction fee on Direct Debits of 1% + 20p + VAT.

This means that the total fee on donations is 4% + 20p + VAT. The total fee on Gift Aid claims is 3%.

This means that if you donate £30 and you are eligible for Gift Aid:

Your donation Go Cardless fee Givto fee Gift Aid Givto Gift Aid fee Your charity gets Total fees
£30 -60p -90p +£7.50 -23p £35.78 £1.73
E. Can I get my friends and family to sign up to Givto?

Absolutely! We’re now running our pilot in Yorkshire and would love your friends and family to give it a try. Share this website with them, and get involved in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.