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.

  • GVOC

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Streetbank 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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    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.