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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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.

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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 iZettle reader – now a PayPal service.

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Online Sales

Start selling your charity or not-for-profit club’s merchandise through your website.

Accept secure debit, credit card and PayPal payments. Your customers don’t need a PayPal account and the funds are in your account within seconds.

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


Once you’ve created your PayPal account, you can register your charity and enrol in PayPal Giving Fund – for free. Through it, you can reach new donors through eBay, Humble Bundle, the PayPal app and more. The 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, anytime

Get the PayPal Here card reader and accept Chip & 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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Thousands of UK charities are using PayPal.

Cancer Research UK

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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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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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