NFS has received 2,000 donations through DONATE platform

| 24th Oct 14

The National Funding Scheme (NFS) has announced that it has now received 2,000 donations to arts, heritage and cultural organisations in Scotland, England and Wales through the DONATE platform. Currently over 250 organisations have adopted DONATE, the mobile giving platform, which earlier this month was made free to use.

In February 2014, DONATE moved from a test phase to national roll-out. Since then we have seen the number of organisations using DONATE rise from 11 to 272 and the average donation rise from £7 to £40.

Seamus Keating, Chair of the National Funding Scheme says: “The National Funding Scheme continues to grow and develop. A key early challenge was getting organisations to promote individual giving but we are now seeing a step-change in how our partners are approaching this  opportunity. Reaching 2,000 individual donations (ranging from £3 to £3,000) shows the scale and potential of DONATE and provides the springboard for our next stage of growth.”