This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond outlined his priorities for taxes and spending in the 2018 Budget. Among the announcements – which include a new £400m digital services tax on tech giants – the Chancellor announced the allocation of £650m funding for social care.
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Charity Digital News – The Good Exchange is the latest cloud fundraising platform to come forward to register with the Regulator before the end of August deadline. In June this year, the Regulator reviewed its Code of Practice, publishing new rules requiring online platforms such as the Good Exchange to be open and transparent with users, take reasonable steps to treat donors fairly, and ensure donors know their rights in the event of a problem.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) has launched a partnership with the online grant-matching platform, The Good Exchange, to distribute the latest round of money. Using funds from the Government’s £40 million #iwill fund, the foundation is awarding grants to young people’s projects that will ‘make a positive difference to their communities’.
The Good Exchange’s on-line, charity matching platform was shortlisted for the 2018 Computing Cloud Excellence Awards, in the Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service category – recognising the very best of the UK’s cloud industry, from the most innovative and compelling products and vendors, through to the top use cases from end-user firms.
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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.
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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.