Quickstart Guide to Donating


Here’s our recommended way of processing a donation to Springboard or one of our projects:

1. Create an account

Firstly, set up a Springboard account so that you can login to this site.

This helps because you can login at any time in the future and view all of the information about your donations. You do not have to create an account if you do not want to you.

2. Get your info ready

We recommend that you process your donation using GoCardless. This is because all donations processed with them are done using the Direct Debit scheme.

In order to set up a Direct Debit, you will need your bank details handy.

If you choose, you can also donate using PayPal (with either your credit / debit card or your PayPal account).

3. Choose your project and donate!

Go to the ‘Donate’ link in the main menu, choose which project you want to donate to and follow the instructions on the screen.

When you’ve finished, you will receive emails from us and either GoCardless or PayPal to confirm everything.

Please note:

  1. If you donate without having a Springboard account (and logging in), then you will be asked to set up some extra security the first time you donate. This is to ensure that your information is not used by someone else. You will be asked to enter 2 four-digit codes which can be sent to you either by email or by text to a mobile phone number.
  2. We are charged a fee by the companies that process your donation. We recommend using GoCardless because you get the protection of the Direct Debit guarantee – we do not have any commercial arrangement or agreement with any of these companies.