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Beacon

Completely free online ticketing built just for charities. This is Beacon Tickets.

A simple and completely free way to collect tickets for your one-off events. Collect online donations at purchase time, automatically collect Gift Aid, and manage your event attendees. All for free, forever.

Sell tickets via beautiful, modern forms

With Beacon forms, you can sell tickets to your events directly on your website. No development required.

Collect card payments and offer mobile-friendly options like Apple Pay straight out of the box, all powered by Stripe.

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Beacon Gift Aid integration

Gift Aid online, automated

As donations are saved into the database, Beacon automatically checks eligibility criteria and builds up an "open" claim for you.

Every month, you can submit the claim directly to HMRC Charities Online in one click. No spreadsheets required!

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Everything you'd expect from a modern charity ticketing platform - straight out of the box

  • Set different prices for different types of ticket
  • Set the total number of tickets for an event
  • Allow one ticket to admit multiple people
  • Free tickets
  • Create time slots with a limited number of tickets for each time slot
  • Collect additional donations at ticket purchase time
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Ongoing support for your whole team, free with your Beacon licence

With Beacon's live chat you can get hold of a real human whenever you need one. No more submitting support tickets - just have a quick chat with one of our experts who can get you on track.

Our customer success team is targetted on getting back to you within 5 minutes of you reaching out to us and there's no extra cost for our award-winning customer service. This is available to all Beacon users on all plans.

We take a long-term interest in the success and growth of your organisation and we want to be along for the ride!

Innovative charities trust Beacon to provide world-class technology and world-class service

Our customers regularly rate us 5/5 on comparison sites

Trusted by hundreds of the most forward-thinking charities

"With Beacon, we’ve simplified our entire process for handling donations. Beacon automates everything - from taking donations online and acknowledging donors right through to our Gift Aid submissions. It’s easily saving us 20 hours every single week."
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Adam Davidson
Head of Operations, Chapel & York
"We use Beacon to manage our UK donations, including Gift Aid processing. It's really easy to use, flexible, AND our donors can use Apple and Google Pay!"
Katherine Payne
Katherine Payne
Digital Campaign Lead, Equality Now

Frequently asked questions

Is Beacon Donate really free?

You won't have to pay any fees to Beacon and you won't have to provide any billing details to use Beacon. You'll need a Stripe, GoCardless, or PayPal account to accept payments, and they will charge you fees.

Is Beacon Donate just a free version of Beacon CRM?

No. They're built on the same technology but Beacon Donate is designed solely for processing online payments and claiming Gift Aid. If you need a CRM you should consider Beacon CRM instead!

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Sometimes free really does mean free

Beacon Tickets is completely free for UK charities. The are no monthly fees, no fees on ticket purchases, no fees on donations, no fees on Gift Aid collection, and no 'tipping'. You don't have to ask your supporters to cover your costs.

Just plug in your existing Stripe, Paypal, or GoCardless account and you'll be up and running in minutes. Those folks will charge a fee to process your payment, Beacon never will.

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