Nominate a good cause and get some cash
In times like these, looking out for each other, giving when we can, and random acts of kindness are now more important than ever. And we want to start talking, continue listening, and join in with spreading some of that much-needed positivity.
This year, we want to give back. But we also want to reward you guys! So, we've teamed up with giffgaff to give you the chance to nominate a cause or community project that you're passionate about, and also get some extra cash for yourself.
Keep scrolling to learn more and to find out how to get involved.
Give back with giffgaff
and Capital XTRA
As part of their continued commitment to combat loneliness and isolation, giffgaff has joined up with Capital to give back even more. As well as giffgaff giving you cash to recycle old phones (also great for the planet), and the option to donate the value to those in need, for the next year they are also promising even more!
For the next year we want to support communities across the UK as much as we can – and we'd love for you to get involved.
So, we are giving away £500 each month to a cause of your choice, plus £500 for you too! Together, we can make a real difference.
giffgaff – the mobile network run by you
Hiya. We're giffgaff. A mobile network that keeps things nice and flexible. We don't do contracts, so you can change your monthly plan whenever you like.
We're also big on community. Whether that's supporting important causes or celebrating communities who've done top work, we're actively looking for ways to give back and do good. We work hand-in-hand with our giffgaffers who are involved along the way.
If you fancy joining the gaff, take a browse through our goodybags (this is giffgaff lingo for 'mobile plans'). We're especially excited about our dazzling golden goodybags which give you more data.
Our pal Barry has been a giffgaffer for a whopping 10 years. The flexibility, good value for money and helpful community has made his decade easy as pie.
Here's what we pride ourselves on:
If you’re after a new mobile network, you’re always welcome at team giffgaff. See you soon.
As part of their continued commitment to 'give back', giffgaff have partnered with the Neighbourly Foundation to give vital support to grassroots causes throughout the year.
Opening Doors London
Opening Doors London supports the older LGBT* community, helping them to live full, vibrant and respected lives free from loneliness, isolation, discrimination and prejudice. They are the biggest UK charity working with and for LGBT+ people over 50, and deliver activities, befriending, training and increasing LGBT+ visibility daily.
Nilaari is a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) led Mental Health service, delivering culturally appropriate counselling and therapies, social care support and advocacy, to BAME individuals and families across Bristol City and beyond. As a street level agency in the heart of the most ethnically diverse ward in Bristol, one of their key strengths is their local knowledge and understanding of diversity. They are specialists at working in culturally appropriate ways especially with those individuals often described as ‘hard to reach’. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol.
Let’s Eat Together
Let’s Eat Together exists, on the one hand, to support the vision of superstores to reduce, by one half, the amount of food wasted in their stores, and on the other, to pass on good food to the elderly, vulnerable and needy individuals and families in our parish (Sighthill, Parkhead, the Calders and Sighthill industrial estate) and beyond. We are keen to use our church premises as a hub for sharing food in respectful ways, reducing waste, encouraging connection, and promoting a sense of communalism.
Re-engage is dedicated to fighting loneliness in old age. We help those most vulnerable to loneliness: people aged 75+ who live alone. No older person should feel alone during these times. Re-engage are determined to help as many as possible.
The Blind and Sight Impaired Society have recently set up a befriending scheme which matches volunteers with visually impaired people in the community in order for them to spend around an hour a week together helping with a multitude of activities. BASIS promotes independence and reduces isolation within the community for visually impaired adults and their families in South Essex.
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. They are there for parents when they need them the most - because childhood can’t wait.