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[Closed] Payback Charity Nominations - June 2019

Started by: t_will
On: 03/05/2019 | 18:00
Replies: 229

by: t_will
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on: 03/05/2019 | 18:00 edited: 16/05/2019 | 10:55

Charity nominations are now closed - keep an eye on the community for the announcement of the  top nominated charities very soon.



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Hi everyone,


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.


Nominate a charity


 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


  • We're going to tally up all the charities that are nominated by members posts after nominations closes. You can only nominate one charity, so please consider carefully before posting.
  • We will not consider Kudos as an additional nomination, except in the rare event we need to break a tie between two charities. If you want to nominate a specific charity, make sure you post, even if someone else has already posted it.
  • One nomination per member per Payback period. If you post more than one, we'll take the first eligible charity that you mention as your official nomination by default.
  • We welcome nominations of small and large charities, on a scale from very local to worldwide. If you're nominating a smaller charity, please consider posting why it's an important cause and other members should also support it - many members will nominate charities that are familiar to them, so the more visible a smaller charity is, the better it is likely to perform.
  • We do considerable auditing of this thread to act against illegitimate nominations - please don't try to manipulate the system to boost a specific charity. We'll spot it, and your attempts will be for nothing. Instead, please use the time to advocate for your charity and let members choose for themselves.
  • Please only nominate registered charities. If you want to nominate a fundraising effort for a charity, please feel free to mention it, but we'll only direct donations directly to the registered charity in question should that charity win.
  • If you work for a charity and would like to post a nomination, please let us know, or we might consider your nomination illegitimate. The easiest way is to send @t_will a private message by clicking here.
  • So newer charities, smaller charities and non-traditional charities can still get a look-in, charities that have previously received money from members have special rules. If a charity received a donation within the last four Payback periods (two years), they will be excluded from the vote entirely. Out of the five charities in the vote, we reserve four spots for charities that have never received Payback donations.


The history of charities who have previously received Payback is right here:


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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
- Crisis
- Disasters Emergency Committee (Philippines Relief)
- Great Ormond Street
- Help for Heroes
- Médecins Sans Frontières (AKA Doctors Without Borders)
- Mind
- Shelter
- 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

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Message 1 of 230
by: allan1954
on: 03/05/2019 | 18:02
Thanks, Will and giffgaff for this worthy cause.
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Message 2 of 230
by: ray2
on: 03/05/2019 | 18:44 edited: 04/05/2019 | 12:23

Hi @t_will 


It's allways good to see the charity post go up,hopefully we can get some support for the smaller charities Smiley Happy


I would like to nominate The bus shelter Milton Keynes.


The Bus Shelter MK

"Sleep Is Only The Beginning"

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

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Message 3 of 230
by: bluemoonbaz
on: 03/05/2019 | 19:07 edited: 03/05/2019 | 19:09

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.






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Message 4 of 230
by: bobrobinson
on: 03/05/2019 | 19:29

Hiya Guys

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

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by: brulaw
on: 03/05/2019 | 19:42



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 . 


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by: annebrooke64
on: 04/05/2019 | 08:09
So sorry to hear about your sister, Bob. All commiserations to you and the family, but a very worthy cause to raise. Hospices are simply amazing. All best, Anne
Anne Brooke
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by: sha_shah1
on: 04/05/2019 | 08:34 edited: 04/05/2019 | 08:45


Thanks for update and for this thread.

whoever the chosen charities are  they will be worthy and deserving.its always good to see chairty thread and nominations.

Good luck everyone

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Message 8 of 230
by: bacc
on: 04/05/2019 | 08:50
Thanks for the thread @t_will looking forward to see who gets nominated
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Message 9 of 230
by: pete2009
on: 04/05/2019 | 08:50

Great to see giffgaff helping charities again.

Well done.

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