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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Call us on 020 794 93272* to discuss your not-for-profit or charity’s requirements

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.

Learn more about the Donate button

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.

Learn more about PayPal Checkout

In-person donations

Take Chip and PIN or contactless donations or payments at events with the Zettle reader – now a PayPal service.

Learn more about the Zettle reader

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 Zettle 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.


How would you like to take payments?



Create a PayPal Business account. Find out what you’ll need here.*


Register as a charity or non-profit. Charities can confirm their status here.


Choose the PayPal solutions right for you. Start taking donations.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I get Gift Aid for my charity?

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.

* Freephone from a UK landline. However, costs from mobiles may apply and are dependent on the terms of agreement with your mobile network provider. If you are calling from outside the UK, call +353 1 53 64225 (international call charges may apply).
** See our terms for details on PayPal Giving Fund.
*** Promotional flat 1.50% flat fees apply to domestic card payments received through contactless or chip and pin. Amex card payments with Chip & Pin, Chip & Signature, and Contactless functionality are always processed with a rate of 2.75%. Card payments made by swiping the magnetic stripe or manually entering the card details are always processed with rate of 3.40% + 20p. Additional fees such as cross-border fees may apply. Subject to application approval. PayPal reserves the right of increasing to increase transaction fees at any point in time, previous communication to affected merchants 90 days ahead of the change.