FAQs

What’s this all about? 

We’re a contactless charity donation initiative called Purple Pot. 

The purpose is to raise money for chosen charities and good causes that are already supported by companies, offices and workplaces, both corporately and via staff. 

If there’s a charity that your company or staff currently support – or want to start supporting – then a Purple Pot could be the answer. 

You can put the Purple Pots in your reception, canteen or take it to your fundraising events. With less people carrying cash, it’s the perfect solution to help your fundraising efforts. 

How does it work? 

People simply press to choose one of three donation amounts (e.g. £3, £5 and £10) and then tap a payment card or smartphone with Apple or Android Pay to donate. 

The donations don’t go to Purple Pot. They flow through the regulated bank and Visa and Mastercard settlement schemes to your nominated charities’ accounts. We’ve set this all up with a recognised payment provider in the charity world called QixPay Ltd. 

The pots are available at £49 per month, per workplace.  

How do charities get involved? 

Get in touch and we will help you find a corporate partner to raise more funds for your charity.

What does it cost charities? 

Our business model is to find corporates to support the charity and therefore it won’t cost the charity anything apart from the donation fees or transactions taken at source. This ranges from 3-5% depending on payment route.

How do we get a Purple Pot? 

Simply fill out the Request a Pot form and someone will be in touch to get more information about the company or staff you’re representing and the charity that you want to raise money for. 

Can we brand it for our chosen charity? 

We will include the name of your company and the charity you’re supporting on the Purple Pot perspex display board. We also provide an A5 pop-up stand.

Do we need to raise a certain amount of money via the Purple Pot? 

Purple Pot will charge the partner company or workplace  (the “Pot holder”) £49 + VAT per month per unit they borrow.

The minimum commitment is three months (so a minimum financial commitment of £147 + VAT ) with a rolling one month’s notice in writing thereafter.

We will usually invoice the partner before the start of each month.

Invoices must be paid by direct debit on the 1st of each month (or nearest business day)

Companies fill out a DD form that PP issues to them using Go Cardless platform.

Is it safe? 

Contactless is the safest way to give. All our contactless units comply with the PCI and EMV rules. Each one must be configured to pay money through only to one nominated “Merchant ID” (MID). This will be the chosen charity you are supporting. 

Unlike with cash, any donated money cannot be diverted and there’s no chance of petty theft or fraud. Each transaction is encrypted by a “credit gateway” on the spot, so we capture no personal data and your card details are kept safe. 

How does the charity get the money? 

We’re proud to partner with Charities Trust who allow us to support 18,000 charities. All donations flow from donor to charity through a fully-certified payment scheme organised by our payment provider QixPay Ltd and their Acquiring Bank partners Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and Elavon.  

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