How it works Why are we here? Supporting small charities Effective small charities working in their local communities. When most people think of charities, they think of the big names that are well known. People know them because they have big marketing budgets and they receive large grants from the government. There are, however, hundreds of amazing smaller charities doing excellent and impactful work with children across the UK. Most people haven't heard of them, not because they're no good, but because they don't have the experience, time or resources to reach a wide number of people. They also don't get as much money from government grants and struggle for funding themselves. Raise Your Hands finds the best small charities working with children, raises money for them and raises their profile.