For Individuals - Raise Your Hands | Supporting Small Charities

Giving for Independent Thinkers

We have developed a fresh approach to philanthropy – one for people who want to leave a positive mark on the world and recognise the need for expertise to find the best.

Give with confidence

Broad portfolio

It can be hard to prioritise where your charitable support goes. We bring together charities that work across a wide range of causes, in different parts of the UK. One donation can then have a broad impact.

They’re the experts

For charities to join our platform, we need to be sure they’re good. We need to buy into the strategic direction of the charity. We then help them to get on with it. Our donations are unrestricted so that charities can don’t have to shape their work to meet donor priorities.

No profit

We’re a registered charity ourselves. We fundraise for our own running costs from generous patrons so we are able to pass on as much as possible.

In for the long-haul

So long as they meet our criteria, we fund charities in perpetuity. When a charity outgrows us, we count it as a win. In 2019, Papyrus, a youth suicide support charity, grew past our £1.5m turnover criteria and we happily parted ways.

Dot Impact Bulletin

Dot Impact is our bulletin from the wider world of social good.

We curate the most exciting news from the world of social good and tech, showing ways that you can make a difference.

The Wave Project

Give time and skills

We offer our supporters the opportunity to give more than just money to our charities.

Through Got Skills, we match the experiences and talents of our members with charities that have a particular short-term skill need.

Raiser’s Digest

The Raiser’s Digest is the best new from the Raise Your Hands community- inspiration from young people, big wins from our charities and updates from RYH HQ.