Digital consultancy Caution Your Blast has partnered with SumUp, a mobile payments company, to create a free point of donation software that allows charities to collect cashless donations around the world. Before the holiday season began, Caution Your Blast wanted to cut down the cost of setting up contactless donations for charities from £500 to £100.
The software, Give A Little, works with linked Android devices, and enables contactless payments at 20 per cent less cost than market-leading providers. Since Give A Little launched, 438 charities have signed up to use it, with 178 of those charities joining in November alone.
Over £100,000 worth of donations have been received since Give A Little become available to download, and £30,000 of that was donated just in November. Additionally, about 70 per cent of donors enable Gift Aid on their donations.
“From all of my research, Give A Little is the best solution and I’m pretty sure that a lot of churches will soon be going down this route,” said reverend Dan Henderson, St. Andrew’s Church in Hove. “We love the app and are very thankful for the parties involved in working on it. This Christmas we expect it to benefit us in our efforts to help local homeless shelters and beyond.”
“Charities can’t afford to invest in costly card payment systems, yet our increasingly cashless society means they soon won’t have a choice,” said Ben Stewart, founder, Caution Your Blast. “We’re delighted to partner with SumUp to solve this issue and offer charities free, easy-to-use software to step into the future and increase not only the number of donations they can receive, but also the amount they can raise.”
“We approached Caution Your Blast because of their sector experience to develop a charity app, and were up and running in four months - it was a fabulous speed of deployment,” said Peter de Souza, head of business development (UK & IE) at SumUp. “The team has also added new features such as Gift Aid declaration and the ability to play videos on the campaign screen which are boosting the funds being raised even further. It’s an incredible initiative, especially at this time of year and the global potential for this technology is huge.” he added.