Donate launches UK charity contactless boxes

29 Sep 2017 News

tap+Donate contactless boxes

Mobile donation charity Donate has announced the UK launch of charity contactless boxes next month, following a trial earlier this year.

The tap+Donate contactless will officially launch on 23 October, with Royal Association for Deaf People being one of the initial partners.

A number of charities have been trialling contactless donation technology with banking partners over the past couple of years, but it has not been widely available. 

Donate has also agreed a banking arrangement with Barclaycard to ensure that charities can collect funds immediately on receipt of their contactless box, rather than having to set up their own banking acquiring account.

The launch follows a trial in March with the School of Hard Knocks. Following this trial the contactless box was adapted to reflect user comments.

Charities will be able to rent units from Donate for £45 per month or buy them for £250 with a set-up fee of £250 per charity. 

The associated app allows charity fundraisers to set a repeating donation level. However, should a donor wish to make a larger donation the Chip+PIN facility can be activated and then the repeating amount re-activated.

Launched in 2013, Donate is a platform that allows the UK public to conveniently donate via touch, SMS text or online. The National Funding Scheme, which operates under the Donate brand, provides a range of mobile fundraising tools to maximise fundraising campaigns.

More information on the contactless boxes can be found here.

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