Young Scot Rewards is an innovative national platform which aims to encourage young people to participate in positive activities by offering points which can then be used to unlock rewards like “money can’t buy” experiences. Read more.
Care Bank is a new initiative that allows volunteers to earn credits that can be exchanged for services within the local community, or gifted to people in need of support from i.e. a good neighbour or befriending scheme. Read more.
See the Difference is an online platform that enables innovation in giving through the creation of brand new apps, events, brands and social experiences that make giving fun, engaging and rewarding for 16-45 givers. Read more.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. The charity is looking to increase donations through a new gaming platform, making giving more reciprocal and fun. Read more.
Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London, hidden behind a monster supplies shop. Led by volunteers, it aims to inspire a nation of young storytellers, and now wants to expand nationally. Read more.
Horsesmouth.co.uk is a safe, moderated online venue for informal one-to-one mentoring covering all the important aspects of life, from health and wellbeing to career choices, employability and business support. Read more.
The Garage Sale Trail is a marketplace that allows communities to reduce waste to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising and stimulate local economies. Read more.
Ecomodo.com enables anyone to lend out things they are not using (like drills and iPads), skills they have to share (like gardening) and spaces (like spare bedrooms) directly to others either for free, for a small fee or for charity. Read more.
Givey uses social technologies like sms and twitter to encourage people to support the causes they care about, track the impact they’re having and connect with other people who also want to make a difference. Read more.
Photofoundation is a social enterprise which enables people to give to charities by donating their best photos to an image bank. Charities can use the images for free, for their websites or marketing campaigns. Read more.
Spice have pioneered a new breed of time banking which is injecting a fresh sense of purpose and energy into some of the most deprived areas of Wales. Having proved its worth, Spice now want to take the approach to England. Read more.
#Futurecleanup uses social networks to galvanise mass civic participation and action; a flashmob approach to taking practical action to improve your neighbourhood from the organisers of #riotcleanup. Read more.
GoodPeople is a web-based talent platform – built on top of social technologies such as Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook – helping organisations attract people who want to use their skills to support the causes they care about. Read more.
The Pennies Foundation, the creators of Pennies the electronic charity box, are developing an eToolkit to enable online retailers to more easily join the micro-donation movement and raise money for charity. Read more.