Press Releases

Press Release – THE GOOD EXCHANGE REVEALS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AS IT CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY

September 18, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The Good Exchange reveals significant growth as it celebrates its second anniversary. The online matching platform for the charitable sector has now dispersed a total of £8.5m to good causes. In the second year of operations, the platform has experienced 76 percent year-on-year growth in grants and a 26 percent rise in donations made via its platform. New applicants are also up by 75 percent.

Press Release – Government and National Lottery backed #iwill Fund supported by Oxfordshire Community Foundation with The Good Exchange

September 11, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The #iwill Fund was created through £40 million of seed funding from Government, and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. It supports the aims of the #iwill campaign, to embed meaningful social action into the lives of young people. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable young people to make a positive difference to their communities. Oxfordshire Community Foundation is acting as a match-funder and awarding grants on behalf of the Fund via The Good Exchange platform. OCF has already awarded £5,000 to arts charity The Story Museum for their ‘Young Producers’ project, and will be making grants on a rolling basis until the #iwill funds are spent. Other groups should therefore consider making applications as soon as possible.

Press Release – Oxford City Council partners with The Good Exchange to boost Small Community Grants Programme

September 4, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The Good Exchange is supporting Oxford City Council’s Small Community Grants Programme 2018-2019. Oxford City Council provides £1.4m of grants every year to local charities and community groups. The grants are provided to organisations to help tackle inequality, deprivation and homelessness, and to promote arts and culture in the city. Oxford City Council has allocated £20,000 to the latest Small Grants Programme, following a successful pilot earlier this year, where the Council awarded grants of up to £1,000 available via The Good Exchange.

Press Release – The Good Exchange registers with the Fundraising Regulator

August 20, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The Good Exchange has officially registered with the Fundraising Regulator.  The Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice requires fundraising platforms to take all reasonable steps to enable donors to make informed donation decisions including providing clear, transparent & accessible information on their services, fees & charges to ensure members of the public know where their donation is going & what their rights are in the event of a problem.

Press Release – Oxford City Council Offers More Grants Through The Good Exchange

August 14, 2018
Type: Press Releases
Oxford City Council has made a further £10,000 of small grants available for local charities and community groups through The Good Exchange.  A total of £20,000 has now been made available in the current round of the City Council’s Small Grants Scheme 2018 for organisations based in Oxford that promote equality, community cohesion, healthy living, or work to tackle poverty and deprivation.

Press Release – London-based Voyage Youth fundraises for leadership BTEC for BME youngsters with The Good Exchange

August 1, 2018
Type: Press Releases
London-based Voyage Youth has won a free fundraising project on The Good Exchange platform, following a prize draw at the NCVO Annual Conference in April 2018. The organisation’s core mission is to reduce the inequalities and disparities faced by young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people in employment, education and community settings. Voyage is using the fundraising project to raise £47,700 for its flagship Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC) BTEC accredited course in leadership.

Press Release – Miss Lawrence Charitable Trust Partners with The Good Exchange to Digitise Grant Application Process

June 5, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The Miss Lawrence Trust, has been announced as a new funder on The Good Exchange. The national grant-giving charitable trust was originally established in 1973 by Miss Winifred Lawrence, a local resident who left an estate in trust to benefit local and national charities. The Trust typically provides approximately £100,000 worth of grants per annum, with on average £2,000-3,000 being allocated per applicant. A wide range of charitable projects are supported, from youth and disability services, education, employment and training, poverty, deprivation and homelessness.

Press Release – Oxford City Council Offers Additional Funding Through The Good Exchange

May 21, 2018
Type: Press Releases
Oxford City Council has made a further £10,000 of small grants available for local charities and community groups through the innovative online matching platform The Good Exchange. Following a successful pilot earlier this year, the City Council will offer further grants of up to £1,000 through the second round of its 2018 Small Grants Scheme on the platform. Grants will be available to organisations based in Oxford that promote equality, community cohesion, healthy living, or that tackle poverty and deprivation.