Giving Tuesday 2019 brings in £10,000 a minute for good causes!

Giving Tuesday 2019 was a bumper day for charities across the country.

We’re delighted to reveal that figures from Visa show £14.2 million was donated via their payment platforms in the UK on 3rd December.

That amounts to nearly £10,000 a minute – and is a 48% rise in donations made though Visa compared to an ordinary Tuesday in 2019!

The Big Give charity’s week-long Christmas Challenge, which ran from the 3rd to the 10th of December, was one of the UK’s biggest ever match-funding campaigns. On Giving Tuesday itself, it raised more than £5.1 million – well up on last year’s total of £4.5 million.

PayPal Giving Fund in the UK made £150,000 available in match funding to charities for Giving Tuesday and globally, PayPal donations raised nearly $106 million on the day itself – an increase on last year’s total of $98 million.

And RBS donated £250,000 to charities chosen by its employees and customers, and made £100,000 available to match customers’ donations via their MyReward points.

It was another year of immense generosity with over 3,300 charities and businesses taking part, a big jump on last year.

And once again Giving Tuesday trended on UK Twitter and received celebrity backing from the likes of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Michelle Obama and even the cast of Sesame Street.

All in all, a massive success brought about by the energy and enthusiasm of all the charities, businesses and individuals who came together on Giving Tuesday to make a world of difference!