The Good Exchange has announced significant growth figures as it celebrates its second anniversary. As well as having dispersed a total of £8.5m to good causes, the platform has experienced 76 percent year-on-year growth in grants and a 26 percent rise in donations made via its platform in its 2nd year of operations. The number of new applicants are also up by 75 percent.
One of the many projects supported by The Good Exchange in the last year was London-based Voyage Youth’s fundraising for its flagship Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC) BTEC course. Paul Anderson MBE, the organisation’s chief executive commented: “We have ambitious plans for the future and recognise that we need the support of likeminded organisations and individuals in order to achieve our objectives. We’re thrilled to be working with The Good Exchange to reach our fundraising goal, which will help us to change the futures of marginalised BME youngsters in the capital.”
Meanwhile, from a grant-maker’s perspective, Councillor Christine Simm, executive board member for Supporting Local Communities, recently made the following comments regarding The Good Exchange’s support of Oxford City Council’s Small Community Grants Programme 2018-19: “Our partnership with The Good Exchange will not only make it easier for local charities and community groups in Oxford to access much needed funding, but it also creates opportunities for groups to leverage further funding from other grant makers and generate donations and support through fundraising activities.”