Supporting the unsung heroes

There is an injustice in the UK charity sector. Small charities 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 to reach lots of people. That means the largest 1.2% of charities in the UK receive 70% of the income. We want to redress that imbalance.

Our mission is to provide a sustainable source of funding for exceptional small charities. Our focus is small charities working with young people.

Our fresh approach

We strongly believe giving should be an inspiring, positive experience. Doing good, should feel good.

Our members pay a flat monthly fee, with no follow up asks. 100% of that money goes directly to our charities. No clipboards in the street, cold calls or negative marketing.

We extensively research 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.

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The 100% model and our funding

Raise Your Hands is structured so that 100% of member donations go to our charities. This is given on an unrestricted basis, which gives them the freedom to spend the money in the most effective way possible.

How do we cover our costs? RYH is funded by a number of generous patrons and grants from corporate partners. They believe in what we do and the effectiveness of our model.

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