Charity nominations are now closed - keep an eye on the community for the announcement of the top nominated charities very soon.
It's that time again - Payback time! Every Payback period, members can choose to donate what they've earned to charity as one of the options, and we'll double it if they do. The charities each time around are chosen by members, and this time is no different - this is our nomination thread, where any member can nominate a charity that is close to their heart to be in the running to get funding. This can be tens of thousands once every member's donation is added together, so can really make a difference to the causes that are chosen.
Take some time to consider what charities other members have chosen and get inspired - members collectively getting behind a charity can be much more powerful than a single specific nomination.
Nominations are open until 23:59 on Wednesday, May 15th, so you've got plenty of time to weigh your decision and nominate a charity. At that point, the top five will go into a vote sent round to all giffgaffers who have earned Payback, and the top two will be the final winners.
Any charity is eligible for nomination, except for charities that have received funding from the charity drive in the last two years - details of those charities are below. All you need to do is think about a charity that's close to you and let us know which one it is. Just hit the button and have your say.
Need more detail? Here it is.
You've got until 23:59 on May 15th to nominate your charities - our schedule and more detailed info is below. Some dates may change to allow more time if necessary. Last Payback period's experiment to allow greater time for nominations by skipping the early Payback payment was really successful, so we'll be repeating it this time around.
May 2nd - Charity nominations open
May 15th at 23:59 - Charity nominations close
May 17th - Final nominees announced
May 21st - Voting emails start for all members
June 2nd 23:59 - Voting closes
June 3rd - Vote winners announced
Mid-June - Payback selection closes
The history of charities who have previously received Payback is right here:
Charities listed in red cannot be nominated this period. Charities in black may be nominated, however only one from this list can go through to the voting stage. Nomination is not limited to these charities - you can nominate any charity that exists.
- Guide Dogs (received donations December 2018)
- Alzheimer's Society (received donations December 2018)
- Macmillan Cancer Support (received donations June 2018) [Second win]
- Children with Cancer UK (received donations June 2018)
- British Heart Foundation (received donations December 2017) [Second win]
- Save the Children (received donations December 2017)
- Cancer Research UK (received donations June 2017) [Second win]
- Bluebell Children's Hospice (received donations June 2017)
- Air Ambulance Association
- The British Red Cross
- Clare House
- Disasters Emergency Committee (Philippines Relief)
- Great Ormond Street
- Help for Heroes
- Médecins Sans Frontières (AKA Doctors Without Borders)
- Teenage Cancer Trust
- Ummah Welfare Trust
- Water Aid
Thanks in advance for all your nominations. Just hit Reply, nominate a charity, and let us know why they're deserving. And once you've nominated, don't forget to choose your Payback method - you've got until mid-June to make sure you've chosen to support the community-voted charities.
- Will and the giffgaff community team
It's allways good to see the charity post go up,hopefully we can get some support for the smaller charities
I would like to nominate The bus shelter Milton Keynes. https://thebussheltermk.org/
NOW OPEN. The Bus Shelter MK. A homeless shelter on wheels to reduce rough sleeping in Milton Keynes. Homelessness can hit anyone - most of us are just three pay packets away from losing our home. With your help we can provide over 5800 safe, warm nights for people forced to sleep on the streets and help them find a positive future.
16 bunks, a mailing address to access medical services.
Opportunities through various activities or training.
Kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
The Bus Shelter MK
A warm, safe place to sleep, open every day of the year
RNLI needs are support
With 95% of our total income coming from generous donations and legacies, we depend on our dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea.
Your support means our lifeboat crews can reunite the 22 people they aid each day with their families. So, however you choose to get involved, you can feel good knowing you’re making a difference.
As a charity, we depend on people like you to help us meet the cost of saving lives at sea. Our volunteer lifeboat crew members give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities. Your support means our crews can save lives quickly, safely and effectively.
It cost £176.5M to run our lifesaving service in 2017
Giving our lifesavers everything they need and deserve – from boots to boats – is costly. There are 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland, and our lifeguards patrol over 249 beaches each summer.
In 2017 our £176.5M running costs were divided up into:
Lifeboats, property and equipment 42%
Lifeboat service 23%
Legacies and donations 15%
Lifeguard rescue 11%
Safety, education and awareness 7%
International 2%.Repair, renew, rebuild – our capital expenditure
Much of our income is used to keep our lifesavers ready for the next call for help. But how do we prepare for the years to come? We put £39.3M into our capital expenditure programme in 2017, which includes constructing new lifeboats and the buildings which will house, protect and launch them. This spending is a vital investment in the future.
In 2017, we completed 12 building projects and added 4 new renewable energy installations.
RNLI solar panels, heat pumps and a wind turbine generated a saving of around £145,953.
I would like to nominate The Greenwich and Bexley Hospice for the charity donation.
They cared for my sister who sadly died of cancer in January this year.
She spent a couple of months in there before she died.
But was admitted a few times in the past couple of years where they cared for her and sorted her out then when they were satisfied they sent her home to enjoy the time she had left.
Its a lovely pleace and would love to see tham rewarded with a donation.
All the best Bob
Well it's that time of year again , and it will be another excellent gesture from giffgaff and it's amazing community , whoever the chosen charities are they will be worthy and deserving causes , All the best to them and thank you giffgaff and the community .
Happy giffgaffing everyone