Donating Your Points to Charity - here's who YOU have helped

Uzma Mukhtar - 20 August 2017

Donating Your Points to Charity - here's who YOU have helped

Over the last year, we have disbursed money to a wide array of different charities and local organisations based on donations from BetterPoints you have earned. In total, to date, over £2,280 has been distributed, supporting vital work in health, community support and numerous children’s charities.

 

How can YOU help?

As you know, you earn BetterPoints for completing healthy and sustainable activities, and you can choose to treat yourself with a variety of digital or high street rewards. But why not help a local good cause instead? Go to the Donate section and choose a worthwhile recipient, and donate your BetterPoints - it's as simple as that.

 

Latest recipients: June 2017

British Heart Foundation

 £57.40

The Royal Marines Charity

 £50.00

Mencap

 £34.11

Hounslow Cycling

 £32.30

Integrated Neurological Services

 £28.69

Age UK

 £25.19

Guide Dogs (Reading Mobility Team)

 £20.00

Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust

 £20.00

Greek Animal Rescue

 £20.00

 

Here is a list of all the other good causes that have received donations from us since last summer:

 

April 2017

Alzheimer's Society

 £116.13

Amnesty International Charity Limited

 £81.64

Cancer Research UK

 £68.32

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

 £42.06

World Land Trust

 £40.39

Macmillan Cancer Support

 £30.88

St Nicks

 £23.83

RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) Birmingham and Solihull

 £20.94

GINA

 £20.13

 

February 2017

The Mulberry Centre

 £29.66

Berkshire Women's Aid

 £22.39

Macmillan Cancer Support

 £21.25

 

January 2017

Cancer Research UK

 £134.44

Amnesty International Charity Limited

 £71.36

British Heart Foundation

 £37.54

 

 

December 2016

Hounslow Cycling

 £213.52

Amnesty International Charity Limited

 £89.58

Macmillan Cancer Support

 £41.60

Friends of Cotteridge Park

 £20.14

 

September 2016

Friends of Holders Lane and Pebble Mills Fields

 £88.90

Alzheimer's Society Reading

 £74.30

Friends of Raddlebarn School

 £67.65

Guide Dogs (Reading Mobility Team)

 £30.35

GINA

 £20.19

RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) Birmingham and Solihull

 £21.08

New Hope

 £21.51

 

August 2016

Our Place Community Hub

 £163.23

British Heart Foundation

 £137.59

World Land Trust

 £57.41

Launchpad Reading

 £45.72

Rahab

 £40.00

The Shooting Star Children's Hospice

 £35.00

Oxfam

 £25.00

 

You can find out further information about the charities listed on the Donate section of the website and the app.

 

How do BetterPoints manage the donations?

When a charity reaches a threshold of £20 worth of points, we contact the charity for their payment details and we then make a BACS transfer. We don't take any commission from the donations or for making the transfers. We aim to process payments every month. Once we have a charity's details and they reach the threshold, it is automatically placed into the monthly payment schedule. We then email them once payments have been made, and send across Gift Aid information if requested. If you regularly make contributions to charity, please ensure your contact details are up to date so we can include full postal addresses for Gift Aid purposes.

 

How can Charities take advantage of BetterPoints? What are the benefits of joining BetterPoints for a charity or retailer?

Charities can promote the use of BetterPoints to their contributor base as an easy fundraising tool. BetterPoints are a financially backed digital currency. This means that when someone donates BetterPoints to your charity, you get the full value in real cash (1,000 points is equivalent to £1.) The BetterPoints community is growing fast and our portal and app offer great promotional channels for your organisation. Many users have enough BetterPoints to donate on a regular basis, which will help introduce you to new supporters.

 

If you have any queries about the charities listed or wish to add a local cause, write into us at customercare@betterpoints.uk