Good Causes Fund

Our Good Causes Fund

At Agile Collective, we've always been driven by a commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, equality, and human rights. We're not just about business; we're about making a positive impact in the world around us.

We’ve established a Good Causes Fund – a dedicated initiative designed to support projects and initiatives that align with our values and contribute to a better society.

We believe in giving back, and through this fund, we empower our co-op members to make meaningful contributions to causes they care about.

How it works

  1. Sponsorship rounds. Once a year, provided we have enough surplus, we ask our co-op members to nominate and vote for causes they'd like the co-op to donate to.
  2. What we sponsor. Our co-op members propose projects to sponsor. Each proposal must outline project details, its alignment with our values, the requested sponsorship amount (or minimum/maximum), and whether sponsorship involves time or monetary support.
  3. Project review. Transparency is key. Before funds are allocated, we make the list of projects available for members to review. This ensures accountability and gives members the chance to voice any concerns they have with proposed projects.
  4. Allocation of funds. Our funding comes from a dedicated portion of our profit share, with 10% allocated specifically to the Good Causes Fund. Each member receives 10 sponsorship shares to distribute among the projects. If a sponsorship project receives all the funding it needs, it will no longer be available, and funds will be distributed elsewhere. If projects haven’t met their minimum funding required, the sponsorship shares will be returned to the member for redistribution. Sometimes, time is just as valuable as money, and therefore we have the option to allocate hours to support projects we believe in.

In 2023, we sponsored projects committed to digital inclusion, social justice, environmental sustainability, and human rights, including A11yTalks, Digital Poverty Alliance, Earth Trust, Everyone Can, Trussel Trust, Oxford Food Hub, The Bike Projectand more organisations whose work resonates deeply with our values. Looking ahead, we're excited to continue expanding the reach and impact of our Good Causes Fund. We believe that small actions can lead to big change.

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