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About us

Pennies is a charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

Pennies is encouraging and facilitating charitable giving through technology that makes it easier for everyone to donate to charity when paying for goods and services by card online, in shops or even by mobile phone, in an efficient and effective way. Independent of cause and channel Pennies is inclusive: payment technology providers, retailers and consumers together making a difference for many charities.

Every penny counts. The pennies from micro-donations are powerful. Card purchases have overtaken cash transactions and internet buying is on the increase. Just a few extra pennies from each of these transactions would add up to millions of pounds for charity.

We are a small team. Many of us worked for Pennies as volunteers in the first instance (indeed we still have volunteers today). All the members of the Pennies team are united in the strong belief that by working together with payment technology providers and retailers and their customers we can collect enough electronic spare change to make a big difference.

The team is working hard to promote the collection of micro donations to retailers and providing the support to make it easy to switch on Pennies and start collecting for the charities they and their customers care about.

We are also working with payment technology providers to build in Pennies and make it even easier for retailers to join in and offer their customers the option to donate a few pennies to charity.

We believe that by working together we can harness those micro-donations and make a real difference to charities and the people they support at a time when it is desperately needed.

If all UK card-holders gave just 30p a month we could raise well over £150 million for charities each year.

The Pennies Foundation

The Pennies Foundation is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registered charity number 1122489) and as a company limited by guarantee with the Registrar of Companies (registered company number 6418982).

Like other organisations we are governed by our articles of association.