Donating Your Points to Charity - here's who YOU have helped

Uzma Mukhtar - 20 August 2017

Donating Your Points to Charity - here's who YOU have helped

Over the last year, we have disbursed money to a wide array of different charities and local organisations based on donations from BetterPoints you have earned. In total, to date, over £2,280 has been distributed, supporting vital work in health, community support and numerous children’s charities.


How can YOU help?

As you know, you earn BetterPoints for completing healthy and sustainable activities, and you can choose to treat yourself with a variety of digital or high street rewards. But why not help a local good cause instead? Go to the Donate section and choose a worthwhile recipient, and donate your BetterPoints - it's as simple as that.


Latest recipients: June 2017

British Heart Foundation


The Royal Marines Charity




Hounslow Cycling


Integrated Neurological Services


Age UK


Guide Dogs (Reading Mobility Team)


Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust


Greek Animal Rescue



Here is a list of all the other good causes that have received donations from us since last summer:


April 2017

Alzheimer's Society


Amnesty International Charity Limited


Cancer Research UK


Royal National Lifeboat Institution


World Land Trust


Macmillan Cancer Support


St Nicks


RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) Birmingham and Solihull





February 2017

The Mulberry Centre


Berkshire Women's Aid


Macmillan Cancer Support



January 2017

Cancer Research UK


Amnesty International Charity Limited


British Heart Foundation




December 2016

Hounslow Cycling


Amnesty International Charity Limited


Macmillan Cancer Support


Friends of Cotteridge Park



September 2016

Friends of Holders Lane and Pebble Mills Fields


Alzheimer's Society Reading


Friends of Raddlebarn School


Guide Dogs (Reading Mobility Team)




RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) Birmingham and Solihull


New Hope



August 2016

Our Place Community Hub


British Heart Foundation


World Land Trust


Launchpad Reading




The Shooting Star Children's Hospice





You can find out further information about the charities listed on the Donate section of the website and the app.


How do BetterPoints manage the donations?

When a charity reaches a threshold of £20 worth of points, we contact the charity for their payment details and we then make a BACS transfer. We don't take any commission from the donations or for making the transfers. We aim to process payments every month. Once we have a charity's details and they reach the threshold, it is automatically placed into the monthly payment schedule. We then email them once payments have been made, and send across Gift Aid information if requested. If you regularly make contributions to charity, please ensure your contact details are up to date so we can include full postal addresses for Gift Aid purposes.


How can Charities take advantage of BetterPoints? What are the benefits of joining BetterPoints for a charity or retailer?

Charities can promote the use of BetterPoints to their contributor base as an easy fundraising tool. BetterPoints are a financially backed digital currency. This means that when someone donates BetterPoints to your charity, you get the full value in real cash (1,000 points is equivalent to £1.) The BetterPoints community is growing fast and our portal and app offer great promotional channels for your organisation. Many users have enough BetterPoints to donate on a regular basis, which will help introduce you to new supporters.


If you have any queries about the charities listed or wish to add a local cause, write into us at