Kirkwall BID Launches a Way to 'Collect a Pot' and Support the Local Economy

Collection Pot is an innovative way for an individual or organisation to set up an online collection for birthdays, retirements, housewarmings, thank you gifts - any special occasion you can think of.

It’s so simple to set up your Collection Pot.

1. Firstly login and create your account. (visit

2. Select ‘Create a Pot’. Give your Collection Pot a name, choose from our range of occasions and events, add a few words about your recipient or charity you’re collecting for.

3. Choose a picture or icon for your Collection from our image library, or you can upload one of your own. You can also add in a header image, again either from our library, or your own.

4. Select a closing date and time for your Collection Pot.

5. Your Pot will then be live and ready to start collecting. Simply share the Collection Pot link with friends, family or colleagues.

6. When your Pot closes, cash-in the pot for a Kirkwall Gift Card and have it sent directly to your recipient.

Donation Updates: You can see updates on the days remaining until the Pot closes, the donations made and total funds raised.

Donating to a pot: Click the ‘add to this pot’ button. By clicking this you can select an amount to give.

Messages: The message wall shows you all the messages left with each donation.

Sharing links to a pot: Getting your Collection donators engaged is the key to success.

Are you ready – create your Collection Pot today!

Kirkwall BID's Collection Pot Story - The Office

Kirkwall BID's Collection Pot Story - The Family Gathering


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This project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney Leader 2007-13 Programme.