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How to fund social good charities with donations
Posted On July 16, 2021
Good local charities are essential to tackling poverty and homelessness.
They provide support to people, especially the most vulnerable, and can also provide income to those who cannot.
A new report by the good local charities charity, Good Local Charities, has found that they are one of the most effective charities when it comes to mobilising donations and reaching out to those in need.
The report has been published in The Sunday Times.
Good local charity’s approach to fundraising is to look beyond the traditional sources of donations such as grants, donations from corporations and government, or other private donations.
They also focus on reaching out directly to the communities they serve.
They focus on giving direct financial support to communities by creating their own programmes and funding projects that improve access to healthcare, food, education and other essentials.
“We are very committed to giving back and we don’t believe in the idea that you can’t do this,” said David Hargreaves, the founder and executive director of Good Local Charity.
“If you are going to be good local charity, you need to get out there and do good work.”
The Good Local charity works with local authorities, community groups and local businesses to promote social good.
“Local authorities can take our programmes and give back to communities that they have been unable to help in the past, so they are more likely to take action,” said Hargresons boss, Michael Wilson.
The Good local Charity has been running Good Local charities programmes for the last six years, and has now raised £18 million for local charities, including helping to fund Good Local Schools in Sydney, helping to improve access and health for children in Newcastle, and helping to support the Great Western Highway in Melbourne.
In NSW, the Good Local organisation is now providing funding for the Victorian Rural Health Scheme, which provides funding for community-based health and social services in rural and regional areas.
The charity is also providing funding to charities that are working on a local government level and in partnership with other local authorities.
The good local initiative is being launched in three states: NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
“It’s about getting out there, working with people and getting their support and engagement,” said Wilson.
“The more you can do that, the more likely you are to get the support from the community and the better outcomes for people.”
Good Local is now also offering its own Good Local Services initiative, which will see its volunteers help local charities through community engagement and fundraising.
The idea is that Good Local will create its own fundraising programmes, where volunteers are assigned to work on local charities and provide local businesses with funds.
It’s hoped the new Good Local initiative will also bring in new donors, giving them a way to support local charities that have already been doing great work in the community.