Recognition across sectors.
Our award-winning expertise, innovation and game-changing partnerships have made Pennies the leading voice in micro-donations.
Pennies is proud to receive recognition across the payments, retail and charity sectors as a leader in micro-giving and fintech for good. These awards celebrate the incredible work of our team and our partners, and how together we’re creating real change and community impact.
Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Awards
Chairperson’s Award for the Best Non-Profit / Charities Initiative
The MPE Awards recognise and reward expertise and innovation in the diverse industries associated with merchant payments. This unique category’s theme changes annually, and this year was dedicated to an organisation supporting the voluntary sector – a timely topic given the focus on ESG and purpose-driven business across the merchant and payments industries.
Card & Payments Awards
Industry Achievement Award
Pennies took the coveted Industry Achievement Award at The Card & Payments Awards 2022 – which recognise excellence and innovation across the industry – in a triumphant return to in-person ceremonies held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House on 5th May 2022.
Retail Systems Awards
Partnerships for Good Award 2021, with partner, Poundland
Pennies is proud to have won Retail Systems’ Partnerships for Good Award 2021, with partner, Britain’s leading discount retailer Poundland. The award, formerly known as Retail Charity Partnership of the Year, recognises a company that – working together with a charity – has delivered tangible impact in and for its communities through innovation.
Best CSR or Charity Initiative
The Pay360 Awards is hosted by The Payments Association to recognise companies within the payments sector that have made significant advances in how we pay today. Pennies was very pleased to have made the finalists in category this year.
Emerging Payments Awards
Best CSR or Charity Initiative
The Emerging Payments Awards recognises and celebrates the best the payments industry has to offer and in 2017, crowned Pennies ‘Best CSR or Charity Initiative’. The award specifically celebrated our work with K3 Retail, unlocking customer donations for retailers including Hobbycraft.
Google Global Impact Challenge
In 2013 Google UK launched the Global Impact Challenge, inviting UK registered charities to tell them how they would change the world using technology. Pennies was selected as one of the ten finalists put in front of the judging panel including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jilly Forster, as well as Google’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline Fuller.
The Charity Awards
HIGHLY COMMENDED 2013
Grantmaking and Funding
Pennies was proud to be shortlisted from hundreds of entries in the ‘Grantmaking and funding’ category alongside just two other charities at one of the sector’s most prestigious awards, The Charity Awards. Pennies was selected by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn.
Nominet Internet Awards
RUNNER UP 2013
Doing Good Online
Pennies was proud to have been shortlisted in the ‘Doing good online’ category at the Nominet Awards; celebrating the myriad of ways the internet being used as a force for good. Organisations shortlisted in this category were recognised for their work promoting charity fundraising online, using the internet to support or help others, raising awareness of causes online or running online campaigns.
UK IT Industry Awards
Best Not for Profit IT Project
Pennies was presented with the award for ‘best not-for-profit IT project’ in the ‘Project Excellent’ category. Judges were impressed by our partnership with The Entertainer and their (then) payment technology providers Itim and YESpay International, which raised £150K in just one year for the retailer’s chosen charities.
Britain’s Most Admired Charities Awards
Most Innovative Charity
We were thrilled to have been chosen as one of six charities to be nominated for the Most Innovative Charity category by Third Sector Magazine for its Britain’s Most Admired Charities 2011 awards. All nominees have been chosen by Third Sector and a panel of expert advisers.
The Technology4Good Awards were established to celebrate the work of charities, businesses and individuals across the UK who use digital technologies to help change communities for the better. We were exceptionally proud to receive to win the ‘Fundraising’ award.
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