Small charities and voluntary groups, often led by volunteers, are the backbone of local communities – doing amazing things with little resource.
75% of registered charities have an income of £100,000 a year or less, yet between them attract just 2.5% of all donations, grants and other income that comes into the charity sector. If you drill down even further, charities with an income of £10,000 a year or less receive less than 0.5% of the total amount of donations and grants that come into the sector.
These charities, along with the many thousands of voluntary and community groups that work alongside them, often don’t need a lot of funding to keep doing what they do. Our intention is to make it simple for them to access small grants to cover anything from core running costs to new projects. Using tech provided by Doit.life we will launch pilots in 2019, with the aim of making our grant making process 100% digitally powered, enabling organisations to pitch for funds, harness community support and showcase their achievements. In the longer term we will explore providing funds via digital currency, so that informal community groups and organisations that don’t have a bank account can access funding to support their community activities.
Doit.life is the UK’s leading purpose platform, providing access to positive experiences to help individuals learn more, do more and be more and providing first class tech to power civil society.
As Doit.life’s charity foundation partner, we will receive a small number of Doit.life ecosystem licenses that we will grant to charities and community groups that might otherwise be unable to afford them. If your organisation is looking for a tech solution to power a community of interest then we may be able to help. Our qualifying criteria is still being finalised but we will give priority to small organisations and/or those that are willing to work in partnership to support a community need.