Save time and raise more for charities with our charitable donations service
Giving donations to charities or local groups in lieu of flowers at funerals has become an increasingly common trend in the UK. Industry estimates calculate that the total raised through In Memoriam donations managed by funeral directors is circa £100 million per year and growing.
You can now choose to raise funds online for any
charity or cause when you place a main notice with
us. The service is free to add* and can be done
with a single click when you make your booking.
You can even raise money for multiple charities or
causes with a single notice!
Adding donations to your notice is simple and saves you time as we take care of everything for you - it also raises more money for the family’s chosen
beneficiaries as donations can be made by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Donations can be made by people unable to attend the service, by the growing number of people who don’t ordinarily carry cash and by those who have no idea where their cheque book is!
Raising funds online also benefits the charity by making it easier to claim Gift Aid, which adds up to 25% to the amount donated. Since we launched this service, more than three quarters of all donations have been boosted by Gift Aid, which has added thousands of pounds to the money we have paid over to charities and good causes.
Family and friends can donate online via their local newspaper website (selecting the “Funeral Notices” tab) or by going directly to funeral-notices.co.uk.
The donation service is provided by our partner, Donatis Payments Ltd. Visitors to the notice can make donations for 5 weeks following the date of booking, at which point the collection is closed and Donatis transfer the funds raised to the beneficiaries. Wherever possible, funds are paid directly to the beneficiary but in some instances (for example, if funds are being raised for a cause other than a registered charity), it may be necessary to transfer the funds to the funeral director’s charities account / to the account of the person who placed the notice.
The beneficiaries receive a report of all the donations made when the funds are transferred (so they can reclaim Gift Aid) and the funeral director receives a confirmation email with details of the funds raised.
Donatis are the publishers of InMemory, the only donations management solution that manages cash, cheque and online donations in one easy to use and comprehensive system. For more information please visit donateinmemory.co.uk.
* Terms & conditions apply – See Here