The IIC giving platform is a beautifully designed national marketplace allowing your charity or non profit organisation/community project to promote your good cause and attract financial and volunteering support from individuals and organisations.
For the Charities and Community Groups – this incurs no charges whatsoever. No monthly fee, no deductions from donations, no credit card or transaction fees. We think it is only fair that those who need help, are not charged for the ability to ask. we are the only platform that charges the recipient good causes NOTHING.
It is very simple – join the platform by creating a profile. This outlines the charity reasons or intentions. Once done, you are free to create as many little focus projects on the “live marketplace”. These are unlimited in number, always for free, and showcase your good causes social value and how you impact your communities
The IIC platform is the most effective way of connecting organisations, individuals, charities, and community groups to show that by working together powerful and evidenced social impact can be created.
Be part of the movement which is connecting our society and helping us unite purpose.
At Investors in Community, we really value transparency and we know you do too, which is why we wanted to provide some more information on our cost model and the way we handle Gift Aid.
The first thing you need to know is that Investors in Community operates a CIO registered charity (1165530) called Investors in Community Giving. It was set up to act as a charity for all of the individual charities and community groups that use our platform, to provide additional grants and funds.
Our charity receives its income from one of three sources:
One of the main aims of our platform is to make sure charities and community groups receive the full face value of all donations from individuals and businesses, without the charges and deductions made by some other charity giving websites.
Rather than pass on these necessary financial charges and make deductions from donations, we cover these costs via the funding received by Investors in Community Giving.
Any surplus funds received from Investors in Community Giving are awarded as grants to charities and community groups (including schools and not for profit organisations) listed on the Investors in Community platform by our board of trustees.
As much of this funding is received via Gift Aid, we try to make sure that, wherever possible, these grants are made within the genre of the original donation. That means that if the original donation was made to a cancer related charity, then the relevant grant (derived from any Gift Aid) will be awarded to the same or similar charity / good cause.
Some charities tell us that our model of zero charges / deductions and individual grants means that they receive a greater amount than they do via other platforms. Investors in Community Giving has been designed as a fair way to help the whole charity sector.
The Investors in Community Giving charity has no internal overheads, except for covering the financial charges of transactions. No money is ever passed to any profit-making business, retaining 100% of the money that you donate, for the direct benefit of the charity sector.
The trustees would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about Investors in Community Giving. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org