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Formerly known as Pennies from Heaven

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The Potential

For over 25 years, Microhive (formerly known as Pennies from Heaven) has been asking employees to donate the pennies from their payslip to charity. Giving small amounts through pay is affordable, simple, and impactful for both employees and companies.

The culture of collaboration, communication, trust, and mutual respect are key success factors across supply chains. We believe that this sense of integration, support and connection can be harnessed for a greater purpose: charitable giving. We believe that a great charitable opportunity exists to empower supply chains to make a positive impact in the world. Let’s ask your supply chain to donate small amounts, on a regular basis, to your corporate charities, and work together for the betterment of society.

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How it works

An organisation invites it supply chain to join Microhive and support their corporate charity. Suppliers are invited to make a monthly donation with scheme administration all handled by Microhive.

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Suppliers invited to join Microhive

Suppliers are invited to join Microhive, all donating a small, regular amount to the same charity/ies chosen by the buyer.

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Participating suppliers are rewarded

Participating suppliers will receive a Microhive ‘charity champion’ digital badge to demonstrate their social support to their stakeholders.

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Donations collected and distributed by Microhive

Monthly donations are sent to Microhive by suppliers, for distribution to charities. Suppliers and buyer receive monthly reporting from Microhive.

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What are the benefits?

Empowering supply chains to support charities through micro-donations creates a new and regular income for charities. It positions your organisation and your suppliers as socially responsible companies to stakeholders, supporting ESG agenda’s.

  • It's good for suppliers brand image and ESG reporting.
  • It's innovative - new model of giving.
  • Tax benefits.
  • It supports a Social Enterprise – Microhive.
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What employers say

Read what some of our 400 partners think of Microhive. We pride ourselves on making the scheme easy and simple to set up and work with you to ensure the scheme is popular with staff.

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“Since May 2018,UK Aldi colleagues have raised £380,000 through Microhive (previously Pennies from Heaven). This money goes directly to Teenage Cancer Trust who continue to provide outstanding care and support to young people with cancer. In addition, Aldi colleagues in Ireland have donated €13,000 to Barnardos ROI since 2021 through the scheme. Microhive is a great platform that enables us to provide impactful donations to our charity partnerships. “

Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director. Aldi UK/IRL

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“LV= is proud to be part of Microhive and we’re delighted that the success of our scheme has been recognised with Platinum Award status. This demonstrates that the donations from our pennies from payslips are making a big difference to the charities we support. It’s very simple for our colleagues to join the scheme and an easy way to donate to the charities nominated.“

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“It’s incredibly special to know so many of our Trust staff feel moved to support us by making a small monthly donation, which makes a difference in the hospitals and services where they work. Of course, we’re always grateful for every donation, but having a regular source of income like this helps us to plan for the future. We’re so pleased the scheme has been, and continues to be, successful. Manchester Foundation Trust Charity who have raised £130,000 through Pennies from Heaven.“

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

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“Supporting local charities is important to Warwickshire County Council and this scheme enables our employees to make donations direct from their salaries, we are very proud of the level of take up of Pennies from Heaven amongst staff and pensioners. By donating a few pennies each month from their salary is something we can all be part of here at Warwickshire, and knowing that together we have raised over half a million pounds for our two local hospices proves the power of small change giving.“

Warwickshire County Council

Join the hive

Giving small amounts is affordable, simple, and impactful. It shows how we are all working together for the betterment of society. Employees and pensioners can Microhive through their monthly pay and supply chains can be empowered to harness greater purpose. Get in touch with us to see how your charity can benefit from Microhive donations.