Donating With PayPal

Credit / Debit Card

You can use your credit or debit card to pay for your donation using PayPal. You can use the ‘guest’ checkout option if you would like to pay with your card but you do not wish to create a PayPal account.

PayPal account

If you have an account with PayPal, you can pay for your donation using this. When you choose PayPal as your payment method, you will be redirected to a PayPal payment page. Here you can login to your PayPal account and use it to pay.

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Card Details

Please note that any card details you enter are entered into PayPal provided pages and forms – we do not store any card details.

Important: Springboard will never contact you (by phone, email etc.) to ask you for credit / debit card details or PayPal account details – you should only enter these into the screens when prompted.

Step-by-step Guide

Step One - Login

If you have a Springboard account, you should login by selecting the link in the main menu at the top of the screen. The menu is displayed along the screen at the top if you are using a larger screen, or it can be found on mobile devices by selecting the icon in the top-left with three white bars.

You do not have to have an account to donate, and there is an option that allows you to create an account if you wish.

Step Two - Choose Your Project

Go to the Donation section of the website (select the ‘Donate’ option from the main menu).

There, you will see a list of projects that you can donate to. Find the project you want to donate to, and select the ‘Donate’ button in the box for that project.

Step Three - Contact Details

You will next see a screen that will either:

  • confirm your email address if you are logged in, or
  • ask you to enter your email address if you are not logged in

If you are not logged in, you need to make sure you keep the emails you are sent in case you have any queries later on. If you do not have an account, you can select the option to create one – your account will be created and you will be able to carry on with your donation straight away.

If you are not logged in, you will then have the option to enter more contact details (all these details are optional, but may help if we need to contact you about your donation).

Please note that we will not share any details you provide, and no aspect of your donation is shared with anyone outside of Springboard and the project you donate to.

Step Four - One-off or monthly

The next screen allows you to choose either:

  • a ‘one-off’ donation (if you want to give a donation just the once)
  • a ‘monthly’ donation (if you want to give the same amount each and every month until you cancel the Direct Debit)

Step Five - Payment Method

Select the option to pay using PayPal by selecting the ‘Donate’ yellow PayPal button.

Step Six - Payment Amount

You will be redirected to a PayPal page. At the top there is a shaded box which will have the name of the project you are donating to (this may be Springboard if the project doesn’t have it’s own bank account). Enter the amount you wish to give into the box provided.

Step Seven - PayPal details

In the PayPal screen, enter the details for your payment. You can either:

  • Login to your PayPal account and use that (enter your email and password into the ‘Already have a PayPal account’ box)
  • Enter your credit / debit card along with other required information into the boxes provided

Step Eight - Finished!

You will see a PayPal screen showing confirmation of your payment.

NOTE: Please make sure that you select the yellow button to return to the Springboard website.

If you were logged in when you made the donation, you can see details in the ‘Your Account’ section of the website.