You can add funds to your Big Give donor account via bank transfer, which can be used to make donations to charities on our platform. Funds are securely held and donations are processed by Stripe.

Create a donor account 

You’ll need to input your name, email address and set a password. Once registered, you can start adding funds to your account.

Set the amount

The minimum amount you can add to your account is £500. (If you leave an optional tip, these are paid directly to Big Give on balance transfer).

Make the transfer from your bank account

Stripe will generate a unique sort code and account number for your virtual Stripe bank account, where your funds will live until you choose to donate. 

Using your unique Stripe bank details, make a payment from your bank account. Please keep in mind that the transfer can take 1 to 5 working days. Big Give will email you once your funds have been added to your account.

Start donating your funds on Big Give!

Select the charity you want to donate to. You’ll need to click the ‘donate’ button on their campaign page. To pay with your Big Give Funds, please log in with your donor account email and password. Then, choose the amount you’d like to donate to the charity. The donation payment will be taken from your available balance. 

Ready to add funds to your Big Give account?

You need a Big Give donor account so Stripe can hold your funds for you, and you can access these on the donation page of the charity campaign you wish to donate to. Here you can Add funds on Big Give via bank transfer and save your details.

Bank transfers can take up to 5 working days to reach your Stripe accounts. As soon as your funds have been received , your Big Give donor account will be updated.

Yes! You can make as many donations as you want with your available balance. You’ll need to top-up your funds once they have been used up.

Money that has been sitting in your Big Give donor account for more than 60 days will be automatically refunded. If you need a refund before the 60 days have passed, please contact us.

Yes! When donating to the charity on Big Give, you will be asked if you’d like to gift-aid the donation.

Big Give is a registered charity (1136547). We don’t charge charities for using our platform; we rely on the generosity of people who donate to leave a Voluntary Tip, which helps us run our match funding campaigns. Your tips will be going to:

  • Supporting our website and team, allowing charities to double their donations to good causes.
  • Providing match funds in our Anchor Match Fund. Through tips, charities will receive funding to launch their own match-funded campaign on Big Give.

Your bank payment is transferred to a Stripe bank account where it is securely held until you decide to use those funds by donating to a charity on the Big Give platform or 60 days have passed (when it will be automatically refunded back to you).

Stripe holds these funds on your behalf. Big Give does not have access to these funds. For more information, please read our T&Cs and Privacy Policy.

We only accept bank transfers from UK accounts.

The bank details generated by Stripe are unique bank details for each donor account. As such it is likely that you bank will not be able to verify the details. If you need further verification of the bank details, please contact us and we can provide you with the required evidence.

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