The world’s first web portal for fund-raising and charitable giving, JustGiving, was founded in 1999, headquartered in Paddington, London. Helping charities cut costs and maximise income through online donations processing and tax reclaiming, the site also revolutionised fund-raising by empowering people and groups to easily set up their own pages to raise money for the charities of their choice.
Bringing the Government’s Gift Aid scheme online, JustGiving ensured that each pound donated by UK taxpayers also engendered a 28% tax bonus, with the site automatically reclaiming the bonus on behalf of charities.
Since its launch, JustGiving has brought over 9,000 charities and over 12 million registered users together, raising more than £1 billion in total. JustGiving has been the online donation system of choice for the Flora London Marathon as well as Christmas appeals by the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph amongst others.