We are delighted today to be celebrating our 5th birthday.
We launched on 14 October 2009 and in just five years over 9,000 charities have registered with us and over 425,000 fundraisers have used the site to receive donations. Our goal has always been to help charities raise more, and we’re very proud that we’ve been able to make that happen.
A massive £300million has been raised through Virgin Money Giving for UK charities and, because we are 100% not-for-profit, an extra £10million went to charities than if those fundraisers has used other fundraising platforms. And if that isn’t impressive enough, a massive 86% of donations through the website have been boosted by Gift Aid – which we don’t take a penny of.*
*Figures based on a comparison of the cost of service and transaction with JustGiving, based on Virgin Money Giving’s fundraising total from its launch to 25 August 2014