Contactless donations for schools, universities and libraries

Enable engagement and education

Educational organisations can excel through the support of others, and people are often happy to donate funds to see students and institutions thrive. However, the decline in cash use and the growth of electronic payment methods is having a downward effect on fundraising.

We know public services are challenged by funding constraints, and we see they’re in need of support. Patrons will by their own choice or through suggestion, be happy to make a donation to see their school, university, or local library thrive.

Therefore, it’s good to plan for this when designing activities for your organisation – introducing contactless donations is one such opportunity to engage interest and build funds.

The Donation Station by GWD is a multi-functional device to help fundraise and tell your story.

University of Cambridge Building


Gift Aid Integration

High conversion rates to Gift Aid on donations

Marketing Opportunities

Encourage future engagement through email signups

Choice of Donations

Empower your donors to engage with cause on their terms

Wifi or 4G Data SIM

A choice of connection for different locations

Safe & Secure

Peace of mind for both the organisation and it’s supporters

Cause Awareness

Digital and physical branding that aligned with your cause


Digital and physical branding for a bigger impact

Attract Loop

Purpose-built screensavers that attract donor’s attention

Digital donation boxes for education

Contactless giving terminals in schools and universities

To gain support needed to fundraise for facilities, equipment and projects, it’s worth exploring how a contactless donation device can bring fundraising income into your school or university. 

The Donation Station by GWD features a smart consumer touchscreen that is fully tailored to your individual needs. It allows for fundraising through digital payments, without the need for heavy involvement from volunteers or staff. Donation Station users can give money to specific causes or projects, and information can be captured for communications with donors, with the protection of data encryption.

Choose from the free-standing Skinny Donation Station in a big venue, or the countertop or handheld Midi Donation Station for a more personal fundraising experience. Select branding and visuals and use your Donation Station to tell your story.

The Donation Station comes with Gift Aid integration so you can gain an extra 25% tax relief from applicable donors. We also offer staff training, out-of-hours assistance and on-site support, so your donation drives go as smoothly as possible.

Interactive device design options

The Donation Station by GWD is highly customisable with eye-catching screensavers – on an Attract Loop, with branding, logos, graphics, and photos used throughout to tell the story of your organisation.

In terms of software, our team are experts – so if you need specific reports and marketing data on your visitors, we can make these available.

Don’t forget to use the integrated Gift Aid function to boost donations by an additional 25% to make use of your charitable status. 

There are also options for staff training, out-of-hours assistance, on-site support, and callouts, alongside our standard support service, designed to make using the Donation Station a good return on investment. 

Midi Donation Station

The Donation Station

Available in a range of models, the device works hard to grow your donor pool and boost donation income.


slim donation station screen example

#1 Wall mounted

#2 Sleek, space-saving profile

#3 Ideal for entryways and corridors


midi donation station

#1 Secure and portable

#2 Excellent for events

#3 Ideal for counter tops or reception areas


skinny donation station

#1 Floor-standing, narrow profile

#2 Space-saving interactive device

#3 Ideal for fixed and temporary positioning

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Conversation Starter

Converting an initial donation into a meaningful relationship is also part of the Donation Station experience. Key prompts for information gathering allow you to capture data from donors that can be used to continue the conversation into the future.

Attract Loop

Part of the Donation Station’s key visual design features, the Attract Loop are screensavers purposefully designed to run on a loop. Created by GWD with your input, they use visuals or photography, plus an emotive call to action, to catch the donors interest and lead them towards donation through interactive storytelling.


The entire Donation Station is open to branding, from external display to on-screen logos, photography and your brand look and feel.

Our design support service can adapt visuals and graphics to suit your brand.

Wifi or 4G/5G Data SIM

Where you need it, the Donation Station can be supplied with Data or Wifi connectivity.

If using the device in a remote location or at an event, it’s worth considering the signal strength available – GWD can support you to ensure there’s a smooth running operation on the day.

Safe & Secure

All data is transmitted with full encryption, so you can be sure that all individual donor data is safely used, in accordance with GDPR regulations.

Choice of Donations

Giving choice on where the donor wants their money to be spent empowers them further. The Donation Station asks this question and gives charities freedom to present their causes and activities as separate campaigns.

Gift Aid Up Sell

An integrated Gift Aid function on all Donation Stations helps boost fundraising a further 25%. This tax relief can be claimed from HRMC from any donor that supplies their contact details and makes a declaration, as a UK tax payer. The Donation Station is designed to encourage and secure this additional fundraising income easily, through simple reports that can be downloaded and submitted to HMRC as part of a Gift Aid claim.