FAQ

Donator

Do I need a PayPal account?
YES. All donors need to have a PayPal account. All funds will be paid directly into the creators account. PayPal web address: https://www.paypal.com/uk/home to login or register
How secure are my payments?
The PayPal site is highly secure. They use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe. PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, our server checks that you’re using an approved browser – one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so your private information is available only to authorised computers.
If I make a pledge using PayPal, when will I be charged?
You will be charged when the project’s fundraising campaign ends as stated on the profile of the creator.
How do I know that my investment will be used for iTrust?
Once the kickstart project has finished and the individual has received the funds, the Enterprise department will work closely with investees to monitor that the funds are being spent effectively and in accordance with requests. However, as with any online funding, there is always an element of risk. All creators will post updates on the blog to update donators on progress.
Payments and Fees
All funds are collected for Creators via PayPal. Barnsley College is not responsible for the performance or fairness of PayPal, and Barnsley College is not responsible for any PayPal fees. Given the occasional failures of some credit cards, Barnsley College cannot guarantee the full receipt of the funds raised. Barnsley College is not responsible for the payment of monies, all funds will be paid directly into the creators PayPal account. Barnsley College is not involved in the financial transaction which takes place between creator and donator.
Is my donation tax deductible?
You can give away small gifts – not more than £250 – to as many people as you like in one tax year. However, some points to remember include: You can’t make a gift of more than £250, and claim exemption on the first £250 – larger gifts are treated differently. You can’t combine the small gifts exemption with another exemption when giving money to one person. In other words, you can’t give one person £3,250 and claim exemption based on a combination of the small gifts and ‘Annual’ exemption. It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the payments you make or receive, and it is your responsibility to collect, report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority.
How will I know if the project has been successful?
Once the projected you have donated to has finished, an article will be placed on the website blog. This will include information about how the money has been spent and will also include a comment from the businesses thanking you for your kind donation.
Understanding your dashboard
Once you have registered an account is created, you will have access to a dashboard and the opportunity to add details if you wish to provide multiple funding to projects. You will receive an email to complete registration and a PayPal receipt for payment.
Barnsley College Enterprise Department
The Enterprise department supports Barnsley College students and staff, as well as individuals across the borough to act on business ideas or enterprising activities. We can help by finding financial support schemes, developing your ideas and put you in touch with useful contacts, mentors and other support organisations.  We offer workshops to develop employability skills; such as CV & Interview tips, Networking and Presentation and Commercial awareness. We facilitate an Event management programme, which is tailored to your specific needs. On a regular basis, we invite in guest speakers and employers to encourage opportunities for students progressing into a variety of sectors. We also organise a series of Enterprise competitions, aimed at developing Entrepreneurial thinking across the college.
iTrust
iTrust is a joint venture between Barnsley College and The Barnsley Chronicle established to support College students interested in starting up a business in Barnsley. Those looking at setting up their own business have access to an array of support, information and guidance through iTrust. It all begins with an initial meeting to discuss ideas, plans and the future.Dependent on how ready you are to start your business, the following support may be put into place help you realise your ideas:
• Support through dedicated business advisors
• Mentoring form industry specialists and local businesses
• Placement opportunities so that you can undertake work allowing you to gain further insight into the industry
• PR and press coverage to raise awareness and promote the new venture
• Financial investment from grants to loans enabling you to start the business and see it grow
• If you have an idea that you think you could sell, or even just want to be your own boss, contact us to discuss your ideas and we can start you off on the path to your future.
www.iTrustBarnsley.co.uk

Project Creator

Do I need a PayPal account?
YES. All project creators need to have a PayPal account. All funds will be paid directly into the creators account.
How secure is PayPal?
The PayPal site is highly secure. They use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe.
How will I receive payment of funds?
All funds are collected for Creators via PayPal. Barnsley College is not responsible for the performance or fairness of PayPal, and Barnsley College is not responsible for any PayPal fees. Given the occasional failures of some credit cards, Barnsley College cannot guarantee the full receipt of the funds raised. Barnsley College is not responsible for the payment of monies, all funds will be paid directly into the creators PayPal account.
Receiving money with PayPal.
PayPal helps process payments for millions of customers worldwide. Their seller fees are simple and transparent: PayPal charges project creators a fee of between 1.4% and 3.4% of the total donation plus 20p per transaction within the UK. Standard transaction fee within the UK : 3.4% + 20p per transaction. Discounted fee for eligible merchants and not-for-profit organisations (upon application and approval) As low as 1.4% + 20p per transaction based on volume. Micropayments within the UK (upon application and approval) 5% + 5p per transaction. PayPal Here (upon application and approval) 2.75% for payments using Chip and PIN cards and PayPal check-in. 3.4% + 20p for card payments made by swiping the magnetic strip or manually entering the card details. Other fees may apply. PayPal Business account fees apply to all other payments received. International sales Additional fees apply for currency conversion and cross-border payments.
Understanding your dashboard
The dashboard is you way of setting up your projects, managing funding and receiving details of your project donators. As per guidelines this is where you will receive contact details for donators and an opportunity to provide them with updates and to say thank you.

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