Innovation In Giving

  • Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde

    Volunteer Centre Blackpool has developed a new web platform where organisations can post ‘bite-sized’ volunteering opportunities which fit around busy lives. Read more.

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    Casserole

    Casserole is a neighbourhood food sharing scheme that connects people cooking at home with others in their community who could benefit from a home-cooked meal. Read more.

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    Garage Sale Trail

    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.

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    #wewillgather

    #wewillgather 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.

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    The People Who Share

    The People Who Share is a global movement to encourage sharing, from the team behind the world’s first comparison site for the sharing economy. Read more.

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    Ceeders is a social platform that enables people who do charitable deeds to share their stories and inspire others to give. Read more.

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    Good For Nothing

    Good for Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers applying their skills and energy to accelerate the work of social ventures. Read more.

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    somewhereto_ helps young people find the space they need to do the things they love. Read more.

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    National Funding Scheme

    The National Funding Scheme (NFS) has launched DONATE, a mobile giving platform freely available to all arts and cultural organisations in the UK. Read more.

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    Young Scot Rewards

    Young Scot Rewards is an innovative platform designed to encourage young people in Scotland to participate in positive activities by offering points which can then be used to unlock rewards. Read more.

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    Inspiring The Future

    Inspiring the Future is a free service that matches state schools with people from all sectors and professions who want to volunteer their time to talk about their education or careers. Read more.

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    Tyze Personal Networks

    Tyze Personal Networks is an online tool that facilitates the provision of formal and informal care by enabling people to create a private community centred on one person. Read more.

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    Believe.in

    Believe.in is an online platform where individuals can create a profile around their charitable identity, raise funds and rally support for the causes they care about. Read more.

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    Yimby

    Yimby by JustGiving is a new crowdfunding community for social good. Yimby provides an easy way for people to use the web to raise funds for social and local projects. Read more.

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    Blue Dot

    Blue Dot is a new digital currency that rewards people for doing good things for their favourite charities, such as volunteering, donating or ‘liking’ them on Facebook. Read more.

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    DigitalME

    Makewaves Experts, the new platform from DigitalME and Makewaves, empowers parents to contribute to their children’s education by sharing their knowledge and skills. Read more.

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    United Response: Give Where You Live

    The national charity that supports people with disabilities and mental health needs is embarking on an ambitious project to transform its culture of giving. Read more.

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    Apps for Good

    Apps for Good is an acclaimed technology education programme that teaches young people how to build mobile and Facebook apps to solve real problems with the help of professional volunteers. Read more.

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    Young Philanthropy

    Young Philanthropy (YP) introduces young professionals to a career of giving and develops their potential as leading philanthropists. Read more.

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    The Amazings

    The Amazings was a social venture that helped older people to share their knowledge and skills with their communities. Read more.

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    Marie Curie Cancer Care: Tickety Boo

    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.

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    Year Here

    Year Here is a postgraduate leadership programme that challenges Britain's brightest talents to a year of tackling society's toughest problems. Read more.

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    Givey

    Givey uses social technologies like sms and twitter to encourage people to support the causes they care about and connect with other people who also want to make a difference. Read more.

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    SE Assist

    SENCS (Social Enterprises Need Corporate Support) aims to link large businesses and their employees with local social enterprises through a community investment model. Read more.

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    Care4Care

    Care4Care was a membership organisation where members spent a few hours a week supporting an older person in their local community – in return building up their own ‘care pension’. Read more.

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    Age UK

    Age UK worked with Innovation in Giving awardee Ecomodo to develop a new giving programme to both generate income and create greater social impact. Read more.

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    Ministry of Stories

    Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London. Read more.

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    Do-it Connect

    ‘Do-it Connect’ seeks to dramatically increase the number of people volunteering by introducing new ways for organisations to recruit the volunteers they need. Read more.

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    Keep Britain Tidy: Love Where You Live

    Keep Britain Tidy is working with a range of tech partners to reward and recognise the work of its supporters, while generating new income streams. Read more.

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    Trading for Good

    Trading for Good is a digital service that inspires and supports small businesses to be more socially responsible. Read more.

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    The DoNation

    ‘Donate by Doing’ is a new form of sponsorship that replaces cash with action, enabling people to actively engage their friends in doing social and environmental good. Read more.

  • Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service

    Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service (CVS) has developed an innovative volunteer-supported policing project, aiming to get more people involved in delivering public services. Read more.

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    Buzzbnk

    Buzzbnk is an online crowdfunding platform that connects positive thinkers with enterprising doers. Read more.

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    WWF and Scope

    WWF, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations, is teaming up with SCOPE, which supports disabled people and their families, to address their shared giving challenges. Read more.

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    Project Dirt

    Project Dirt is a social networking platform connecting community projects with green and social benefits. It is a knowledge hub for learning, sharing, encouraging, supporting and promoting great activities across communities. Read more.

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    FoodCycle

    FoodCycle has developed a social franchise model to scale its network of volunteer-powered hubs – which address food wastage, food poverty and social isolation. Read more.

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    Spice

    Spice is a timebanking platform which encourages people to volunteer with public services in return for ‘time credits’, which can be redeemed with a number of partner organisations. Read more.

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    GoodPeople

    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.

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    Cool2Care

    Cool2Care is launching a new Family Reciprocity programme that makes it easier for families with disabled children to connect and support each other through the exchange of time. Read more.

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    Guess2Give

    Guess2Give allows anyone taking part in an event to set up a sweepstake to raise money for charity. Read more.

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    Solar Schools

    Run by 10:10, Solar Schools is an innovative project that enables schools to crowdfund the cost of installing solar panels. Read more.

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    Photofoundation

    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.

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    Mencap: Kids for Good

    Mencap, the voice of people with learning disabilities, intends to partner with JustGiving to launch a new platform to re-ignite giving by school children, their families and friends. Read more.

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    Impossible

    Impossible.com is a new social network which aims to encourage a giving economy, where people give their time, skills and resources to help each other for free. Read more.

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    National Trust: The Big Family Day Out

    The UK conservation charity has launched ‘The Big Family Day Out’ – in a bid to get thousands more families volunteering to help preserve and protect historic places and spaces. Read more.

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    Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council (GVOC) is supporting communities to take over the running of local libraries in Gateshead, powered by volunteers. Read more.

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    Horsesmouth

    Horsesmouth is a social network for informal networking, where anyone can give and gain advice on everything from starting a business or finding the right career path to relationships or living with depression. Read more.

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    Open Source Timebanking

    Timebanking UK will develop and implement an open-source, free-to-use platform to significantly reduce the barriers to entry for setting up, joining or managing local timebanks. Read more.

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    Women Like Us

    Women Like Us has launched a new digital careers service, enabling women to exchange skills and advice on balancing work with a family. Read more.

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    i-Reach

    iReach will be an online hub connecting charities with talented professionals who want to donate their skills. Read more.

  • 2D Ltd

    2D Ltd, a volunteer centre in County Durham, has created a volunteer ‘buddying’ scheme where people with long-term conditions help others with similar health needs to live and feel better. Read more.

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    Locality Brokers

    Locality Brokers matches private sector property professionals with communities championing a planning, land or building project in England for mutual benefit. Read more.

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    Echo

    Echo is a time bank network that lets people and organisations trade their time, resources and skills to help each other and get things done. Read more.

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    Care Bank

    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.

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    Greeniversity

    Greeniversity is a skills share initiative that gives people the opportunity to volunteer to teach or learn ‘green skills’, to use in their local community. Read more.

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    Re:act

    Re:act is an innovative web app which recommends relevant opportunities for giving based on web users’ browsing behaviour. Read more.

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    See The Difference

    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.

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    Give What You’re Good At

    Give What You’re Good At matches professionals who want to give their skills to charities who need talent. Read more.

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    Slivers-of-Time

    Slivers-of-Time is a web platform that makes it really easy for people to volunteer their spare time to help charities or their local community. Read more.

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    Payroll Local

    Payroll Local enables Lambeth Council staff to receive ‘Brixton Pounds’ – a ‘complementary currency’ that encourages people to support local businesses and charities – directly in their pay packets. Read more.

  • Blackburn with Darwen Community & Voluntary Service

    Blackburn with Darwen Community & Voluntary Service enables people to give their time and skills to help local social enterprises, helping them achieve a bigger social impact. Read more.

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    GoodGym

    GoodGym makes it easy for people to combine exercise with doing good in their local community. Read more.

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    timto

    Timto has developed a unique group gifting platform, called Uplifting Gifting, which makes donating to charity an integral part of celebrating a special occasion. Read more.

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    The Pennies Foundation

    Pennies, the electronic charity box, encourages consumers to give micro-donations to charity (from 1p to 99p) when making online or card payments with a growing bank of retailers. Read more.

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    Ecomodo

    Ecomodo.com enables anyone to lend out things they're 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.

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    Crowdfunder

    Crowdfunder is an online crowdfunding platform that brings communities together and allows individuals to pledge on projects they really believe in. Read more.

  • Voluntary Action Leeds

    Voluntary Action Leeds has launched an innovative project which aims to help prisoners and ex-offenders change their lives through volunteering. Read more.

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    Growing Together

    Growing Together is a unique new partnership of voluntary sector organisations, which aims to unlock land for community growing use. Read more.

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    Chip In

    ‘Chip In’ is a range of uniquely designed, contactless payment card readers, which make charitable giving fast, fun, and harmonious with urban lifestyles. Read more.

  • Support Staffordshire

    NowVolunteer.org.uk is new website which aims to make it quicker and simpler to match volunteers with opportunities and remove bureaucracy from volunteer management and recruitment. Read more.

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    Dot Dot Dot Property

    Dot Dot Dot gives people who do great voluntary work cheap homes by placing them in properties which would otherwise be empty, on a temporary basis. Read more.

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    The Children’s Society

    The Children’s Society, which works to ensure young people are happy, valued and respected, is looking to make giving more personally relevant and transparent. Read more.

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    Streetbank

    Streetbank.com gives neighbours the opportunity to offer their time and skills – or lend and give things away – to anyone living within one mile of their home. Read more.

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    PositiveBid

    The PositiveBid web application enables fundraisers to run mobile auctions during charity events. Read more.

  • Voluntary Action Kirklees

    Voluntary Action Kirklees has developed a tailored texting system to advertise volunteering opportunities and make volunteering brokering more efficient. Read more.