Third Sector promotion
The Good Exchange is a not-for-profit, charity-owned online matching platform that has been specifically designed to address one of today’s biggest charitable fundraising challenges: how to best match those organisations and individuals who have money to give to good causes who need it most. We work with trusts, foundations, businesses, local authorities and high net worth individuals who give grants and members of the public who donate and fundraise for charitable projects at a local, regional or national level.
The Good Exchange aims to close the funding gap - the costly and ineffective reactive grant application process where charities have to make separate grant applications to separate grant-makers with funders making grant decisions in isolation.
With our platform, charitable organisations only fill in one simple application form, which is used to match multiple grant-makers with the charitable causes that meet their funding criteria. This enables everyone to see the complete grant funding and fundraising picture in a given sector and/or geographic area.
Grant-makers and donors can see all the causes seeking funding, not just those who ‘shout the loudest’. They can also offer match-funding grants where their money is matched pound for pound, doubling the amounts raised and incentivising people to fundraise and give more.
By working collaboratively through the platform, grant-makers and donors can give their money to those that need it most, have a measurable impact on social problems and build community engagement. Technology has transformed the music and insurance industries and The Good Exchange has the same potential to help revolutionise the charitable sector.
Our core principles are based on transparency, fairness and security for donors, fundraisers, grant-makers and the charities and good causes that receive funds. For peace of mind, The Good Exchange is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to its Code of Practice. It’s also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority which demands strict Anti-Money Laundering regulations.
"The main draw to The Good Exchange was the ability to simplify our paper-based system of processing grant applications. The platform allows us to streamline the annual shortlisting of applications, and also enables us to delve deeper and with greater ease into our applicants’ objectives, while also enabling us to see the support they’ve received from other funders and donors. The platform provides a great deal of transparency and it also greatly simplifies matters for applicants, who now have to complete just one application form for consideration - Jonathan Bastable, Trustee, The Miss Lawrence Trust
"We have ambitious plans for the future and recognise that we need the support of like minded organisations and individuals in order to achieve our objectives. We’re thrilled to be working with The Good Exchange to reach our fundraising goal, which will help us to change the futures of marginalised BME youngsters in the capital." - Paul Anderson MBE, Chief Executive at Voyage Youth
"Our partnership with The Good Exchange will not only make it easier for local charities and community groups in Oxford to access much needed funding, but it also creates opportunities for groups to leverage further funding from other grant makers and generate donations and support through fundraising activities." - Councillor Christine Simm, Executive Board Member for Supporting Local Communities, Oxford City Council