We are the digital charity box
Pennies gives your small change a big purpose – allowing you to donate a few pence to charity when you pay by card in shops, online and in apps. It’s your choice every time, with no pressure, and no follow up.
How it works
Give your customers the chance to make their pennies count for your chosen charity. We work closely with your payment provider to enable Pennies across multichannels, in-store, online, or app.
Customers are prompted by the card machine, website or app checkout to donate a few pence. It’s a yes or no choice, and neither Pennies nor the chosen charity receive any personal data.
Charities receive donations
Pennies collects and distributes all of the money digitally donated at the checkout. We make those pennies count for registered charities all across the UK, as chosen by the retailer.
Technology unlocks giving
Our payment and technology partners ensure retailers can enable the digital charity box, and across multi-channels. We are always keen to unlock more potential for UK charities.
£12,000,000 raised for UK charities so far
Simply giving via Pennies when shopping by card
Over 50,000,000 small change donations
made by consumers via Pennies to date
Payments solution provider Optomany is one of the organisations helping Pennies make charitable giving affordable, impactful and feel-good. For our latest ‘Viewpoint’ blog, we asked them to share their Pennies story.
Since May 2014, Zizzi customers have donated via Pennies two and a half million times – raising more than £640,000 for Cancer Research UK in the process. This money can fund activities like clinical trials, and change the future for people like Nilesh.
Why it works
It's simple to use
Customers see a Yes or No option on the card machine or online checkout
No added till time
Pennies is self-prompting and requires no explanation from staff
Pennies, not pounds
We know that people prefer to give in smaller amounts, but these pennies add up
Pennies can work across offline, online and in-app points of sale
It’s always the customer’s choice
To give or not to give, it’s always up to the customer
No data collected
There is no data collection – and therefore no charity follow up
People love the digital charity box
“Working with Pennies has been a dream. This has exponentially increased the amount of money we are capable of collecting… to give to charities.”
Gary Grant, Founder & MD, The Entertainer
“It’s fabulous, it’s so quick and easy to donate as soon as you make a purchase. I’d definitely donate through Pennies again.”
Customer at The RFU Rugby Store
“We are delighted to be working with Pennies to make this incredibly simple and effective method of donation as widely available as possible.”
Ron Kalifa, Chairman, Worldpay
“I really believe Pennies is a giving revolution and I think everybody, all charities and retailers, should get on board and get behind it.”
Karen Wallin, CEO, Special Olympics GB
Get in touch with us
Feel free to contact us about any aspect of Pennies
If you have a question, would like to help us or want to become a partner, please get in touch using the contact form, or using the following details:
Call: +44 (0) 20 7600 9286
Pennies - The Digital Charity Box
140 London Wall
London EC2Y 5DN