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Penny For London makes charity donations on each journey using contactless

A new scheme will make small charity donations every time you travel in London using your contactless card.

Called Penny For London, it lets the traveller set the amount to donate, from 1p to 10p, for every journey. Every time you tap in using your card, that amount will be pooled into your account.

At the end of each month, that money will be donated towards helping London’s poor and disadvantaged, as long as it’s over 49p. If it’s under, it will be rolled into next month.

You can set a monthly limit, so you can keep track of how much you’re donating.

You’ll have to pay for journeys using a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card. The money will go towards the Mayor’