Online Giving for your Church

What is online giving?

Online giving enables people to give to your church through the internet without having to visit your church building. It is simple to set up an online giving account, and once you have set up your account you will be able to link it to your church website or social media page, making it easy for people to give.

Why do I need online giving?

As our church buildings are not being visited or used as they usually are, being able to receive donations through online giving has never been more crucial. At Parish Buying we have developed an online giving service for churches. 

To use our service, you must first create an account with SumUp, and then log in to GiveALittle using your SumUp log in details. SumUp is a mobile payments company and GiveALittle is a point of donation software, together they make our online giving service. Use the following links to continue:  

Click here to set up your SumUp account
Click here to log in to GiveALittle and set up your online giving account (using your SumUp log in details)

By registering for GiveALittle through Parish Buying you will receive free access to a Premium GiveALittle membership which will allow givers to make a Gift Aid declaration when they are making their donation.

You will need to process the Gift Aid claims, read the frequently asked questions section at the bottom of the page to find out how.

Please note that you will have to pay a fee for the premium GiveALittle account if you do not register through Parish Buying, which is £10 per month paid monthly (inc VAT), or £108 paid annually (inc VAT).

What is GiveALittle and how does it work with SumUp?

GiveALittle provides Point of Donation software, allowing you to provide a great donation experience for your donors and receive donations via most industry payment cards and Apple Pay and Google Pay.

GiveALittle gives you a way to fundraise over the internet, and to receive donations in person.

GiveALittle works in conjunction with the financial services card payments provider, SumUp. Your bank account details are set up in SumUp, and all donation money will be cleared into your bank account by SumUp. You must register with SumUp before you can use GiveALittle.

What is the transaction rate for online giving?

The online giving service uses SumUp as a transaction processor. You might have heard of SumUp if you have a card reader as this is a service they also provide.

There are different rates for card transactions versus online transactions, but Parish Buying's rates for both are discounted compared to SumUp's usual market rates. For online giving, we have a special rate of 1.95% per transaction, which is lower than the 2.95% +25p obtained directly from Sum Up. We believe this is the best value rate in the market. 
 
Find more information on transaction rates for card readers here. You can purchase SumUp card readers using a credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Login or register to access guidance for setting up and best practice for sharing your online giving account