Our friends at Parish Buying have developed a donation app especially for churches called GiveALittle. It works by partnering with a payment processor to accept donations on your behalf and then deposit them into your church’s bank account. Once you have registered with GiveALittle, you will be able to connect a payment processor account. There are two payment processor options available:
- SumUp: a SumUp account can facilitate both contactless and online donations. (NB: you can also use your SumUp account separately with the SumUp app for taking payments).
- Stripe: a Stripe Express account can facilitate online donations at a lower cost than SumUp. It can accept Apple Pay and Google Pay for online donations and also has a high donations threshold (up to £1m) in a single transaction.
|Online giving transaction rate||1.95% per transaction||1.1% per transaction|
|Accept Apple Pay & Google Pay online giving?||No||Yes|
|QR codes through Give A Little?||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum value of single online donation||£1,000||£999,999|
|Contactless giving transaction rate||1.1% debit 1.3% credit cards||N/A|
By registering with GiveALittle through Parish Buying you will receive free access to a Premium GiveALittle membership which will allow givers to make a Gift Aid declaration when they are making their donation. Once logged on to Parish Buying, there are three steps to follow;
Step 1: Create a GiveALittle Account
Step 2: Connect a Payment Processor
Step 3: Create A Web/App Campaign
For detailed supporting instructions for each step, please email the Generous Giving Team.
With GiveALittle web campaigns, you can instantly generate a QR code which effectively makes it possible for mobile phone users to give contactlessly wherever they are. The film below shows you how to do this.