Donating Your BetterPoints to Charity

Over the last two years, we have disbursed money to a wide array of different charities and local organisations based on donations of BetterPoints you have earned. In total, to date, an amazing £9,055.14 has been distributed to 73 different charities/organisations, supporting vital work in healthcare, community outreach, animal welfare and children’s charities. Large and small charities alike have benefitted, including many our users have wanted to donate to. We have also matched charitable donations in several of our UK programmes which has been warmly received.

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 of the app and choose a worthwhile recipient to donate your BetterPoints - it's as simple as that!

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust - £20.00
Age UK - £275.67
Air Ambulance for Kent, Surrey and Sussex - £199.72
All Saints Junior School - £30.00
Alzheimer's Society - £920.31
Alzheimer's Society Reading - £95.22
Amnesty International Charity Limited - £357.23
Association of Air Ambulance Charities - £79.11
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - £224.58
Berkshire Women's Aid - £22.39
Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity - £100.00
Bloodwise - £176.22
British Heart Foundation - £621.54
Cancer Research UK - £842.71
Caritas Diocese of Salford - £22.47
Caversham Nursery School - £20.36
Comic Relief - £22.23
Compassion UK - £35.00
Crisis - £25.00
Daisy's Dream - £32.65
Demelza Children's Hospice Kent - £35.50
ellenor Hospice Care - £561.62
Emergency Access Arts Ltd. - £25.00
Friends of Cotteridge Park - £20.14
Friends of Holders Lane and Pebble Mills Fields - £88.90
Friends of Lightoak Park, Salford - £86.19
Friends of Raddlebarn School - £67.65
GINA - £40.32
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - £110.32
Greek Animal Rescue - £20.00
Guide Dogs (Reading Mobility Team) - £50.35
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, The - £76.98
Hounslow Cycling - £335.27
Integrated Neurological Services - £28.69
Journey to Justice - £27.42
KASBAH - Supporting Disabled People Towards Independence - £37.00
Launchpad Reading - £255.43
Lepra - £100.00
Lifecentre Salford - £147.65
London Air Ambulance - £35.00
Macmillan Cancer Support - £389.54
Mencap - £129.01
Mind (The National Association for Mental Health) - £169.40
Mind in Salford - £40.86
National Association For Environmental Education - £50.00
National Osteoporosis Society - £40.75
New Hope - £21.51
Oasis Community Hub MediaCityUK - £42.78
Our Place Community Hub - £217.14
Oxfam - £25.00
Rahab - £40.00
Reading Bicycle Kitchen - £82.92
Royal National Lifeboat Institution - £143.70
RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) Birmingham and Solihull - £42.02
Salford 4 Good - £63.89
Salford Heart Care - £22.50
Sally's Kitchen - £60.63
Sebastian's Trust - £45.00
Shelter the National Campaign for Homeless People Ltd - £79.21
Shooting Star Children's Hospice, The - £35.00
Sightsavers International - £35.00
Sport in Mind - £73.57
Sport Relief - £145.25
St Nicks - £23.83
St Raphaels Hospice - £24.40
Stirchley Primary School - £22.90
The Cycle-Smart Foundation - £31.00
The Mulberry Centre - £29.66
The Royal Marines Charity - £50.00
Valley Hospital Charity - £160.00
Warley Woods Community Trust - £73.78
Water Aid - £54.68
We Are Beams - £36.42
Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare - £20.00
World Land Trust - £262.00

Some of these charities have received numerous donations from us due to your continued generosity. So, thank you for giving back to your communities and other organisations close to your hearts. You can find out further information about all the charities listed on the Donate section of the app. 

How do BetterPoints manage the donations?

When a charity reaches a threshold of at least £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 couple of months. 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, so they can reconcile their accounts. 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 are 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 via the Help section of the app or via customercare@betterpoints.uk