Accepting donations is easier than ever.

Whether you’re a charity or not-for-profit, a PTA or sports club, if you’re raising money for a good cause, PayPal has a solution for you.

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What you’ll need to get started
Call us on 0800 587 0461* to discuss your not-for-profit or charity’s requirements

A solution for any not-for-profit need.

Easy to set-up, our solutions allow anyone to accept one-off and regular donations online, on mobile or in-person.

Online donations

Don't worry if you're not technical. Just copy and paste a line of code to add the PayPal donate button to your site. You can take one-off and repeat donations in minutes.

Make a donate button

Or, with a little more technical know-how, add PayPal Checkout to your site for a streamlined donation experience that keeps the donor on your site.
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In-person donations

Take Chip and PIN or contactless donations or payments at events with the PayPal Here card reader.

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Registered charities - join the PayPal Giving Fund

Registered charities can enrol in PayPal Giving Fund - for free. You’ll reach new donors through eBay, Humble Bundle and the PayPal app. PayPal Giving Fund charges no fees to charities for its own services.**

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4 reasons to choose PayPal.

Easy online setup – no programming required

It can be as simple as cutting and pasting a few lines of code to your website. That’s it. You’re ready to take donations.

Accept donations anywhere in the UK, anytime

Get the PayPal Here card reader and accept chip and pin or contactless donations or payments in person.

Access over 23 million UK PayPal users

With one account, you’ll instantly have access to millions of PayPal users through donations on and also in the PayPal app.

Keep donor data safe and secure

A combination of uncomplicated PCI compliance, advanced fraud screening and a best-in-class 24/7 support team are here to protect your organisation.

What you see is what you pay.

We understand that fundraising can have its peaks and troughs, especially for small charities. So we don’t charge any sign-up or monthly fees, and there are no extra fees for setup, statements, withdrawals or cancellation.

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1.4% + 20p

Thousands of UK charities are using PayPal.

Cancer Research UK

Read how PayPal Checkout and PayPal support made online and mobile fundraising easier for Cancer Research UK and broadcaster Channel 4.

BBC Children in Need

Simple, secure online donations through PayPal helped this popular fundraiser improve the lives of children and young people


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Blue Cross

Meet the Blue Cross 'tap dogs' and see how one of Britain’s leading pet welfare charities is making the most of PayPal Here.

How to get started.


Create a PayPal business account. Find out what you’ll need here.****


Register as a charity or non-profit. Charities can confirm their status here.


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**** Don’t worry, we know you’re not a business. We just need to do the usual background checks to protect you and your donors.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes. With PayPal, donors opt into Gift Aid by simply ticking a box. This declaration is then automatically applied to all future donations to the same charity.

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