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New badges for Virgin Money London Marathon fundraisers

Tools to celebrate fundraising milestones and share on social media

27th July 2021

New reporting features coming this Summer

Get your data quicker, simpler and easier

27th July 2021

How to produce effective videos with Mario Creatura

What you need to create great videos to have a bigger impact

27th July 2021

How to host a great interview to tell your charity's story

Journalist Marcus Webb shares his top tips

23rd July 2021

How we raised money for our local food bank

How Wandsworth Foodbank benefitted from the generosity of a community in challenging times

30th June 2021

How to use custom codes to segment and organise your fundraisers

Account Manager Emma Rose explains how

25th June 2021

Win £1000 for your charity with Virgin Red

Join the Virgin Red rewards club and win your Virgin Red wish list

25th June 2021

Making the switch from old reporting

Three ways you can get ready to make the switch

27th May 2021

How Virgin Money customers are making the world brighter for UK charities

Nearly £300,000 has been donated thanks to the Virgin Money Current Account offer

27th May 2021

How we organised a successful mini-marathon at our school

How East Sheen Primary School ran the Virtual Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

21st May 2021

Virgin Money Giving partners with newly launched Charitable Radio station

Social enterprise Charitable Radio, a brand-new philanthropic station launched on 16th May with Virgin Money Giving as one of it’s partners

21st May 2021

Reigate Parish Church School PTA: our Februstory fundraising challenge

How to fundraise at your school with a readathon

19th May 2021

Social media crash course with Mario Creatura

Top social media tips to create great content at the right time

22nd April 2021

Top 5 tips to take professional looking photos with your smartphone

Take great photos to tell your charity’s story, wherever you are

7th April 2021

The secrets of a successful digital fundraising campaign

Everything you need to plan a winning campaign

7th April 2021

Save time with our improved reporting tool

Download your data in seconds

25th February 2021

Making the world half a million pounds brighter for UK charities

Get a £50 donation with Virgin Money’s new Current Account offer

25th February 2021

How to run a successful Campaign on Virgin Money Giving: Step Up In January for the M.A.

How Miscarriage Association created a virtual event and raised over £160,000

25th February 2021

How to raise funds for your cause on World Book Day

World Book day is on 4th March – and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to raise vital funds for your cause thanks to our partnership with Ziffit.

18th February 2021

Let’s Talk - Events 2021

Find out how to make the most of events in 2021 and how you can host and promote your own events

3rd December 2020

Five reasons to be hopeful about the charity sector

Virgin Money Giving’s executive director Jo Barnett on how charities can end a turbulent 2020 on a high

1st December 2020

GiveBack2020 with Giving Tuesday

Rally your supporters and boost your funds this Giving Tuesday

30th October 2020

How we created a successful virtual campaign in the time of Covid-19

Conservation charity Tusk used Virgin Money Giving’s Campaign tool to turn the annual Lewa Safari Marathon digital and raised over a quarter of a million pounds in the process. Here’s how they did it.

13th October 2020

Supporting charities through a marathon challenge

On 4 October, 45,000 people took to their local parks and pavements to run 26.2 miles as part of a very different Virgin Money London Marathon.

13th October 2020

Say hello to live streaming and Strava on our fundraising pages

Virgin Money Giving’s fundraiser pages have had an upgrade. Fundraisers and charities can now stream both live and pre-recorded YouTube videos directly from their page and also integrate data from exercise-tracking app Strava.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Debunking the myths of virtual events, two charities tell us how

Over the last few months we have seen lots of great ideas and success stories around virtual events. We caught up with two charities – Macmillan and Friends of St Stephen's - who have run successful virtual events, to help you debunk the myths.

Virgin Money Giving

Let's talk webinar – Virtual Events

Practical steps of getting a virtual event off the ground

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Shop with heart this Christmas

We spoke to our partners at social enterprise Kindred, about how together we can turn your supporters' Christmas shopping into charitable donations

19th November 2020

The five-minute Christmas campaign

How to create a quick digital festive campaign on Virgin Money Giving.

Virgin Money Giving

Four ways you can make the most of Christmas

Christmas is a critical time for charities, but don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Here are four easy ways your charity can make the most of the season of giving

20th November 2020

Let’s Talk – Christmas Campaigns

Find out how you can add some sparkle to your festive fundraising

6th November 2020

#DeclutterAndDonate this Christmas

Use these ready-to-go marketing assets and social media post ideas to get you started using the Ziffit and Virgin Money Giving partnership to raise funds for your charity. Let your supporters know how important their support is and how they can easily raise vital funds.

18th November 2020

Turn post-Christmas clutter into cash donations with #DeclutterandDonate

After the excesses of Christmas, January isn’t traditionally a great time for cash donations. But thanks to our partnership with Ziffit, your supporters can turn their clutter into cash for your cause. Add your logo to these marketing graphics alongside these social media ideas to let your supporters know about #DeclutterandDonate

17th December 2020

Everything you wanted to know about Christmas campaigns

Download our free e-book for all the essential resources needed to plan your festive campaign.

13 October 2020 | Download

Last-minute Christmas campaigns for small charities

Here’s some last minute Christmas campaign ideas to raise awareness and donations for your charity

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

My Prudential RideLondon launch webinar

Together we will help to save our charities!

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Let’s talk webinar – fundraising during lockdown

Discover the challenges and successes charities have encountered during lockdown

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Your new look charity portal

You’re at the heart of everything we do.

Virgin Money Giving

#DeclutterAndDonate tool kit for charities

We've created a tool kit of banners, graphics and ideas that you can easily share in your emails and on social media to engage and inspire your supporters.

Virgin Money Giving

Get your supporters behind the #twopointsixchallenge

Let's get the nation behind you.

Virgin Money Giving

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Announcement

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to get started on Virgin Money Giving

New to Virgin Money Giving or need a refresher?

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Marathon magic runs in our family

More Virgin Money London Marathon runners fundraise with us than any other platform. We offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Virgin Money Giving

How to make your fundraising events more sustainable – and why it's worth the effort

Sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword. Here, two organisers of large-scale events tell us how they manage to keep their footprint impressively small.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Make the most of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Charlotte Ulett, events fundraising officer at Whizz-Kidz, talks us through what they've learned about making the most of the biggest fundraising event in the world.

Charlotte Ulett | 4 mins read

How our charity created a £1m fundraising event

Tips on creating and growing a successful event

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

Raising funds to power the Dementia Revolution

Virgin Money colleagues share their fundraising activities

Virgin Money Giving | 1 mins read

How to design a long-lasting fundraising campaign

6 steps to ensuring your event remains relevant

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

How to hold a successful charity event

9 top tips to help your fundraising flourish

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

How to engage charity supporters

Raise more money by taking people on the journey with you

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to plan a brilliant charity event

10 key things to consider when planning your fundraiser

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

What motivates people to give to charity

Achieve your charity’s fundraising targets with this insider info

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How charities can succeed at fundraising online

6 great ways to help you to win on the web

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Top campaign tips for charities

Great suggestions to boost your fundraising

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Help us shape your hub

It’s your hub, so we want to hear your ideas. Is there something you would like to see in the hub or you have a fantastic story you'd like to share? Whatever you’d like to read more about, we want to hear it.

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Got a question?

Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about fundraising with Virgin Money Giving.

There are two ways you can find out information about your fundraisers and donors.

To get exact numbers you can run a report whenever you like - for example find out how much money has been raised by new fundraisers in the last month.

Or set up email alerts and we'll automatically email you every time someone new decides to support your charity or you receive a donation over a certain amount.

Charities need to have at least one bank account registered with us so we can process donations, but you can add as many extra bank accounts as you like.

You can choose to have different accounts for different fundraising events or one account for everything – it’s completely up to you.

Charities receive their donated funds once a week (less our fees).

We pay Gift Aid to you within a week of receiving it from HMRC.

You can run reports whenever you like to get the information your charity needs. We offer 3 types of reporting available as Excel, Word, CSV, Flash or PDF files:

  • Standard reports
    These are set up and ready to use - most charities will find standard reports cover everything they need to know.
  • Flexible reports
    Adjust the format of our standard reports, and set your own reporting codes so it’s easy to match data to your charity’s system.
  • Custom reports
    Set up your own reports from scratch for complete customisation.

Yes – whenever someone makes a donation or sponsors a friend we’ll ask if they’re eligible for Gift Aid.

If they are and agree to claim Gift Aid, we’ll reclaim the Gift Aid from HMRC and it will be passed on to the charity in full.

Gift Aid is the simple way to increase the size of your donation, and because it’s reclaimed from the Government it won’t cost you any extra.

Find out more about Gift Aid here.

See a breakdown of our charity fees.

Remember, because Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit, the fees we charge will only ever go towards running Virgin Money Giving and making it better for our customers. Also, these fees only apply to charities – our website is completely free for fundraisers and donors to use.

Not registered with Virgin Money Giving yet?

We don’t believe that business should profit from charity. It’s why we set up Virgin Money Giving, as a much needed not-for-profit alternative to challenge the status quo.

Grow your fundraising income on our super fast, safe and reliable fundraising platform with powerful online tools, low fees and the unrivalled service of our Virgin team behind you.

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