The Good to Give Guide highlights 23 of our trusted grant recipients helping people in poverty right now. We are focusing on poverty because it was already affecting our communities before the pandemic, and the virus has made things worse. With higher fuel prices, benefit changes, the end of furlough and supply shortages, winter could be especially difficult.
The organisations we’re profiling are all doing great work but, because they’re small and local, they struggle to raise their profile and generate public donations. By reading the Guide, you can identify organisations making an impact where you live and we encourage you to make support one or more of them.
The Guide contains brief descriptions of each organisation as well as links to their websites and donation pages.
There are a number of ways to support the organisations included in the Good to Give guide.
Good to Give is based on an initiative from Toronto Foundation. For the last few years Toronto has produced a guide with a short, curated list of organisations they know well which are tackling the most pressing challenges facing its area that year. We spoke with them and borrowed the idea.
The aim is to shine a light on small charities who are helping address likely increases in need this autumn and winter arising from a ‘perfect storm’ of increasing fuel and food prices, ending of furlough and the removal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift.
Organisations were selected based on:
We work with hundreds of brilliant local charities every year and we’d love to highlight them all, but the list would be unwieldy for donors and readers. Selecting just 23 was very hard but we hope to produce a Good to Give each year, highlighting different brilliant organisations every time. We also regularly promote organisations we support here on our website, through our social media and e-news and other PR.
If we continue Good to Give, future editions will likely focus on different vital issues in our communities, so we’ll look for organisations that fit what they are at the time. Organisations we feature will be those who, at the time of compiling the guide, have had recent successful grants from us and a generally strong track record with our funding. We’ll also continue to highlight smaller organisations in line with our strategy.
The guide will mainly be shared as a digital document. However we have limited numbers of printed copies if you, a friend or a client would like one. Please contact us on the general number at the bottom of the page.