faq - Children gifts, fundraising, Goals and projects
childrens gift chippingin

FAQ.

Can I write a personal message with the invite to chip in?

Yes we encourage you to make the experience as personal as possible.

Will I know how much each person has chipped in?

It’s up to the contributor if they share how much they have chipped in, contributions can be marked as anonymous.

How do I know the money I am raising and my details are safe online?

We work with Stripe who are the leading global money payment platform to collect payments. They are FCA regulated and ensure your payments and details and held securely and transferred to you without delay.

Can I include an invite for my child’s birthday party?

Yes you can include all the details for an IRL party or a virtual party with your ChippingIn request.

What if I don’t raise the full amount needed for the goal set?

The money you have raised is yours to withdraw at the deadline date. You can either top up the amount yourself or help your child adjust their goal.

How much does it cost to use ChippingIn?

It’s free to set up a Chippingin account, set a goal and share it with your friends and family.
Chippingin deducts a small fee from the total raised. Our banking partner charges additional fees, this amount will be deducted from the total amount raised before it's transferred into your bank account.

We value your feedback to help us to improve our platform and quality of service.
Gradually our team will be adding new features that will give our customers a better experience and support for innovative ideas and goals.

Funding example


Start a simple goal to fund a birthday gift. Fees for a single contribution of £50:

  • Chippingin fee is 4.6% (£2.30)
  • Banking partner transaction fee is 1.4% + 20p (90p)
  • Total amount deducted is £3.20.
  • The contributor will be asked if they'd like to add £3.20 to cover the fees. If they decline, this amount will be taken from the total amount raised before it's transferred into your bank account.

Can I transfer the money out of my ChippingIn account early?

Yes you can end your chipping in fund early which will close the fund and no one else will be able to chip in.

How long does it take for funds to reach my bank account?

It could take up to 7 calendar days for each contribution to be available to be transferred to your bank account. Once a payout is initiated, it could reach your bank account within days, this depends on your bank. The Account & Profile page will give you information on when funds are available to be transferred, and how long it will take to reach your bank.

Can my child change their mind on the goal they are collecting for?

Yes you can change the gift you have uploaded in your dashboard at any time.

Can friends who have chipped in withdraw their contribution?

No, they cannot withdraw their contribution once it is in your mobile wallet. They can however request to have their contribution refunded if the amount has not been withdrawn to the nominated bank account. For more information on this please email support@chippingin.co.uk.

Is there a limit or minimum amount of money that can be raised?

The minimum amount is £10 and a maximum amount of £5000.

How do I get in touch if I have any further questions?

We love to hear from our users so please feel free to contact us with any questioners or feedback via email support@chippingin.co.uk or via our social channels…