Simply put, the original concept of Giving Plus was The Bread Tin. It's purpose was to
engage and organise young London City professionals into small giving
circles. 10 young men and women would join a
group, and decide upon a charitable theme (such as
homelessness, for example) which they would research,
and agree together on a charity that they would sponsor.
Each participant would give £1,000, and the final amount
would be match-funded by an individual philanthropist,
and the combined sum given to that charity. The idea was
to instil in these young professionals the value of giving to
charity, a value which would ideally last a lifetime as their
The Bread Tin Alumni
"It taught me the importance of organisation, preparation and sensitivity [whilst] the process has made me much more aware of the positive impact that I can make with my disposable income.”
The Bread Tin Alumni
"It was immensely satisfying to see the big difference you can make, just getting together and putting aside a small sum each month. I didn’t know giving could be so satisfying!"
Short Term Career Officer RAF Regiment
The Bread Tin Alumni - Head of Philanthropy at Hoares Bank
“I can think of nowhere else I could have had conversations about these kinds of issues that matter.”
We are currently testing our new model, which incorporates co-production. Groups will work with beneficiary charities in a hands-on approach to develop solutions to social issues.
Join others who share the same passion for a cause and donate £1000.
Get to know other givers and be guided by a mentor on doing co-production, including how to find out the needs, strengths and context for those they hope to serve.
Giving plus will match givers with beneficiaries (some through charities) and support givers to facilitate a conversation or “co-production meeting” with beneficiaries to better understand their needs, and to co-create solutions/change ideas to meet needs.
Virtual & In Person Roundtable
'Co-production means delivering public (or charitable) services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their neighbours. Where activities are co-produced in this way, both services and neighbourhoods become far more effective agents of change.’
Group members will work with beneficiaries charities to continue to implement change through an iterative process and collect outcomes. Impact reports will be created by givers and maintain a relationship with beneficiaries.
Be a Philanthropic Champion, match-funding Giving Groups or Become a regional co-ordinator fo your area.
The opportunity to guide a group of philanthropists, learn from a mentor on your journey or connect your network to G+.
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