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GivingTuesday: before you donate

December 2, 2014

Today is GivingTuesday; ‘a global day of giving’. The campaign has been launched in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation. Before you decide who to support, spare a thought for those groups that often get forgotten on days like this.

We won’t fix the world’s problems just by giving more to traditional charity work; we must also change the structures and systems that create those problems. Yet, it’s likely the big corporate and government backed charities, who have their hands tied when it comes to pushing for real change, will benefit the most today.

Please support grassroots, community-led groups and those with the courage to demand real change. For some ideas on grassroots social change groups, take a look at our previously funded groups.

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You can search the charity register on the Charity Commission website for information on charities’ income and sources of funding.

Source of stats:
Recent charity register statistics: Charity Commission
Charity register statistics for previous years: Charity Commission

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