StreetChange is committed to using the power of technology and human relationships to fight urban poverty. Our fundraising platform allows donors to directly connect with the most vulnerable people in their communities, while ensuring that our members are uplifted and empowered in an effective way. Through partnership and collaboration, we aim to revitalise and dignify the giving process.
Over 3.9 million people lie victim to persistent poverty across the UK. However, statistics cannot begin to capture the full breadth of the at-risk community. People experiencing tough times, can often feel embarrassed and don’t know where to turn — leaving them increasingly vulnerable and isolated from help.
At the same time, we understand that passing someone in need can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. You want to help, but you are unsure if your donations will be used effectively if given to a charity or only end up fueling addictions if given directly.
We’ve built a social giving platform that provides a more personal and dignified approach to supporting those in need. With StreetChange, you can rest assured that your generosity will be used in the most beneficial and sustainable way possible.
By partnering with local organisations, we setup our members to receive not only immediate relief but also opportunities for long term development. In this way, we aim to move beyond bandaid solutions and tackle the heart of the problem surrounding people’s poverty.
StreetChange spun out from a winning hackathon idea back in late 2015. We’ve since built a strong relationship with homelessness charity Streetwork, received grant funding from the Scottish Government and recently embarked on the CivTech accelerator in the UK’s largest technology incubator Codebase, to make our platform a reality.