Innovation In Giving

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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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    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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    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.

  • Voluntary Action Kirklees

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

  • Support Staffordshire 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    Impossible 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    iReach will be an online hub connecting charities with talented professionals who want to donate their skills. 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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    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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    Young Philanthropy

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    #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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    GoodGym makes it easy for people to combine exercise with doing good in their local community. 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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    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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    The Amazings

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