Raise Your Hands is a member community that supports exceptional small charities.

Why are we here?

We believe there is an injustice in the UK charity sector. There are a huge number of small charities out there that transform lives every day. They do amazing work with real impact and yet they still struggle for funding.

Small charities don’t have big marketing teams and budgets to reach lots of people. That means the largest 1.2% of charities in the UK receive 70% of the income. We want to address that imbalance.

Our mission is to provide a sustainable source of funding for exceptional small charities. We research and select highly effective charities and support them by raising money and their profile. Our focus is small charities working with young people.

Giving on your terms

We also believe charity needs a fresh approach. Giving shouldn't mean hassle and stress for people who just want to help out.

Our community of members give through positive collaboration and have a huge impact by harnessing the power of community. As a member you pay a flat monthly fee, with no follow up asks, and 100% of that money goes directly to our charities. No clipboards in the street, cold calling or negative marketing.

We carry out extensive research to select charities that have the most impact on the lives of young people. This means you can be sure your money is well spent.

In return, we offer you a chance to engage with our charities on your terms and have your say.

Find out more:
Why Small Charities? ->
The Funding Model ->