What is Little Giving?
Little Giving is a grant making charity which helps you give micro-donations to multiple charitable causes every day.
Is Little Giving a registered charity?
Yes, Little Giving is a registered charity in England and Wales with charity number 1190004.
How do I use this service?
You can use this service to give sadaqah to multiple charities every day. Select the amount you want to give and the charities you want to support. This amount is deducted from your account balance and credited to your charities every day. When your balance runs low we top it up by £10 using your payment card. We act as the wakeel of the charities we work with, so your act of giving occurs every day when we credit your charities.
Why should I give sadaqah daily?
There are an amazing number of benefits in giving sadaqah. It guards against a bad death, repels affliction, treats illness, extinguishes wrongdoings, protects wealth, brings about sustenance and causes delight to the heart. Giving daily allows you to benefit from these blessings every day. You can give on behalf of yourself, your family and others, both alive and deceased.
Which charities can I give to?
We currently work with Al-Imdaad Foundation UK (Blackburn), As-Suffa (Birmingham), Charity Fatimah (London), Community Outreach (Burnley), Eternal Aid (Wolverhampton), iF Charity (Birmingham), Islamic Aid (London), Lonely Orphans (London), Nawaal Benevolence Fund (London), One Ummah (Middlesbrough), Rabetah al Ulama (Batley), Rahma Mercy (Leicester), Save One Life (London), Save Our World (Preston), Ummah Welfare Trust (Bolton), Waterfall (Leicester), and World Aid Convoy (Dewsbury). We are slowly on-boarding new charities so check back regularly for new causes to give to.
What is the minimum I can give?
You can give 1p a day.
Can I give a large amount?
This service is designed for giving small consistent donations. We recommend you give large or one-off donations directly to the charities you want to support.
How do top-ups work?
We use your payment card to automatically top-up your account with £10 whenever it's depleted. When you top-up you are donating to Little Giving. We then hold those donations as restricted funds and re-grant them to charities every day on your behalf. So, if you're giving 10p a day, we'll top-up your account with £10 every 100 days. We re-grant 10p from that to your charities every day. If you're giving more than £10 a day then your account will be topped up with that amount daily. You can change the amount you top-up in Settings.
Can I top-up more than £10 at a time?
Yes, you can adjust your top-up amount from Settings. If you top-up a larger amount our card processing costs are lower.
Can I adjust the amounts I give for Ramadan?
Yes, you can change the amounts you give and the charities you support at any time.
When do you process donations?
We process donations every day at around midnight GMT.
How much do you charge?
We don't charge anything. Your entire donation goes to your causes with no deductions or card processing fees. Some users elect to give us Gift Aid. We use this to cover card processing fees and operational costs for everyone.
How do you make money?
We're a registered charity and don't make a profit. Some users elect to give us Gift Aid. We use this to cover card processing and operational costs for everyone.
Can I help?
You can help by sharing this service with family and friends. There are some assets you can use on our resources page. You can also help by choosing us as one of the causes you give to every day.
We are a charity. Can we partner with Little Giving?
Yes, please contact us through our partner page.
Do charities pay any fees?
No, charities pay no fees. However we're selective with the causes we work with so that your donations can have the most impact.
Are there any requirements?
We enter into a memorandum of understanding with the charities we partner with. In particular, we agree about how donations will be spent, and that 100% of funds go to those causes without any deductions. We may also audit spending from time to time.
Why is my favourite charity not on this platform?
If you would like us to partner with a specific charity please ask them to contact us through our partner page. We carefully select the charities and causes we work with so that your donations can have the most impact.
Do you partner with non-charities?
Occasionally we may partner with individuals or organisations which aren't registered charities. Our trustees must be satisfied with their reputation and ability to effectively deliver public benefit.
How do I stop my donations?
You can stop donations at any time by setting the amounts you give to zero.
What happens if there is an error?
We will always try to spend your donations according to your instructions. However, in a worst case scenario (eg. a charity ceasing to operate or error) we may allocate your funds to another charitable cause.
Can I give zakat or other types of charity?
All donations are treated as general (nafl) sadaqah. You should give zakat and obligatory (wajib) sadaqah directly to the charities you want to support, specifying the type so it can be distributed appropriately.
I can't log in
Whenever you want to log in, we send you a special link by email. To log in, you need to click that link. If you are unable to log in by clicking the link, copy and paste the link into a browser manually. Occasionally your email provider may mistakenly label some emails as spam. If you haven't received anything after a few minutes, please check your spam folder.
Why do you need my home address?
We require your address to comply with HMRC regulations on donations. We do not share your address with any external partners, including the charities you give to.
What payment cards do you support?
Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit and debit cards.
Can I top-up by bank transfer?
Yes, we'll assign you a payment reference to use and credit your account. Topping up by bank transfer will save us paying card processing fees. Please email us at [email protected] for details.
Can I give cash?
Yes, you can give cash at locations in London, Leicester, Blackburn, Burnley and Dewsbury. We'll then credit your account. Please email us at [email protected] for details.
How do I close my account?
Please email us at [email protected] Closing an account is a manual process because you may have unused credit. If you simply want to pause your donations, you can do that by setting the amounts you give to zero. You can also remove your payment card from Settings.
What happens if my card fails?
We'll try to top-up your account three times. After that your account will be put on hold until you ask us to try again or update your card details.
Are my payment details safe?
We do not have access to your full card details. Your card details are kept and processed by Stripe. Stripe is one of the industry leaders in payment processing.
I made a payment in error. Can my donation be returned?
Yes, we can return your donation if you tell us straight away. Please email us at [email protected]
What are your contact details?
You can email us at [email protected] We try to respond within two working days.