To be honest, I don't think it's going to work with our player base.
At the current cost, we'd need 20 people to be paying the 50p suggested just to cover 1 months bill. First of all, that isn't going to happen. Even at our most (and I mean very) active times, we'd have a max of about 13/14/15 people. Some of those like Apex and Kalvin aren't going to be able to pay for it. Some people won't want to have to pay to play at all and won't even join the subscription in the first place, so the number of people out of that active list is in fact very low. We have 46 people whitelisted, but never have we got above 15 people on at once and some of the names on it haven't been on in months (even before GTA V).
Yes, it's not fair that the same people keep the donation pot topped up on each occasion that we run out, but at the end of the day we don't have enough people to cover it and those who are responsible for that cash (at the moment, me) well I honestly couldn't afford to top it up each month when we don't get enough. There is also no incentive at all to have to subscribe to a vanilla server that has next to nothing built on it currently, i.e. no perks plus our user base comes from a forum about another game that only came out last month.
The server is currently dead and has been for nearly two months, asking our whitelist to start paying, even a tiny amount, well we might as well stop the server completely from now.
That's just my 2 cents, Andrew owns the server ultimately but I know from practically running it the last year or so that it just won't work with the players we have.