The international equality-in-sport charity have launched a new method for supporters to donate in support of a fairer, more equitable sporting world in collaboration with Ripples (formerly known as Round Ups).
Before the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, many small and medium sized businesses around the country would generously donate their counter space to charity donation tins, allowing customers to throw in nominal amounts of loose change as they went about their day.
When combined, those loose change micro-donations amounted to significant levels of support, particularly for small charities like equitysport. The government, through the Gift Aid would even top up loose change donations by 25% up to a total of £2000 per year!
However, since the introduction of social distancing and contact restrictions in public spaces, many people are electing to pay for everyday purchases like coffee and groceries using card payments, meaning no cash payments and no loose change donations!
Launching today, however, equitysport have teamed up with Ripples to provide a new, future focused approach to micro-donations for our supporters!
Ripples (formerly known as RoundUps) is an app that links with all major cards to round up all of your transactions and donate pennies as you spend, in much the same vein as loose change donations of the past. The donor can easily set a weekly cap, pause donations at any time and choose to round up to the nearest 10p, 50p, or £1.
For example, if a supporter chose to round up to 10p and spent £2.65 on a coffee, their transaction would round up to £2.70 and 5p would be donated to equitysport.
Find out more and sign up today HERE
equitysport is a values-led registered charity (1189559) that exists to advance equality, promote diversity and extend equal opportunity in and through global sport. We seek an inclusive and equitable sporting ecosystem that lives true to the values of sport.
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