Encouraging communities to ‘give locally’ is a priority for political parties of all hues, who have all recognised that it is innovative, scalable and can have a dramatic multiplier effect on the efforts of local charities too. The demonstrable benefit to society that it is low-cost for the public purse has not been lost on the parties either.
A not-for-profit social enterprise called Localgiving was launched in 2009 with the aim of providing funding opportunities and advocacy for local charities and community groups in the UK. Just five years later, it has signed up 60,000 registered users; all supporting important local causes. And in that time it has generated a remarkable £7.2m in donations (including Gift Aid and match funds) for its affiliated charities, enabling them to commit to more projects and improve more people’s lives.
We are therefore proud to announce that Localgiving has signed up to join our client roster. The account team, headed up by MD Jake Rigg, will offer the charity a political intelligence and advisory service.
Commenting on the win, Jake said, “We’re delighted to have picked up this account, which demonstrates our commitment to helping the non-profit sector maximise its potential and outreach. We have specific expertise in philanthropy and the charitable sector and a proven track record of success in this field and are confident of helping the Localgiving team to achieve their aims”.
He was formerly Head of Policy at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). With degrees in history and economics from the Universities of Oxford and London, Jake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trustee of the European Association of Philanthropy and Giving and advises several governments on public policy. He also advises clients on CSR and philanthropy activities.
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