Support good causes with Revolut Donations

Marsel Nikaj

 · 07/01/2019  · 07/01/2019

Giving to the causes that you care about should be as easy as possible, but we know that isn’t the case. Complicated sign up forms, scary commitments and being chased down the street by campaigners is not the way to go, so we set out to change this.

Introducing Revolut Donations, a brand new feature that allows you to give what you want, when you want, directly to good causes. We’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading charities across human rights, wildlife protection and pollution prevention to help reinvent the way people donate to good causes.

How Revolut Donations Works

Round-up donations

Just like our popular Vaults feature, you can choose to round up your card payments to the nearest whole number and donate the difference to the cause of your choice. For example, if you spend £3.50 on your morning coffee, we’ll automatically round that payment up to £4.00 and donate £0.50 to your chosen cause.

Recurring donations

If you would prefer not to round up your card payments, you can set up a daily, weekly or monthly recurring payment to the cause of your choice. There is no minimum amount required and you can cancel it at any time.

Make one-off donations

If you would prefer to donate to your chosen cause on a random basis, you can simply make one-off donations whenever you want. Just make sure your account is topped up with the amount you wish to donate, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Who we’re working with

For the launch of this new feature, we have partnered with Save the Children, WWF and ILGA-Europe to help us kick things off.

From tackling child poverty and protecting our planet, to championing for LGBT+ rights across the world, we feel a great affinity with these causes, and we are proud to support them with the help of our five million customers across the UK and Europe.

In the coming months, we’ll be looking to add even more good causes to Revolut Donations, and we want our community of five million customers to decide on who we partner with next.

Simple, flexible and no commitments

We believe that donating to good causes should be simple, flexible and completely within your control. With Revolut Donations, you can give what you want, when you want. There’s no minimum amount required, no donation fees and absolutely no commitments. You can edit or cancel your recurring donation at any time, in just a couple of taps.

No fees to our charity partners

Unlike many traditional banks and payment firms, we would like to assure our customers that our charity partners will receive one hundred percent of the amount donated by customers, with no markups or hidden fees during the transfer stage.

See how much has been donated

Transparency is second nature to us, so we’ll show you exactly how much you have donated in to your chosen charity in real-time from within the app, and we’ll also show you how much has been donated to each charity in total from our entire customer base.

How to get started

Before getting started, make sure you have updated to the latest version of the app. Once you’ve done this, head over to the More section of the app and then tap on Donations. From there, you’ll see a list of the causes that you can support. Once you choose your cause, you’ll be able to start donating by either spare change round up, recurring donations and one-off donations.