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06.12.2023

Thanks to you we raised over £30k during the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

First Give success story alert! We participated in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023 fundraising campaign to help us grow our impact and work. Our campaign was match funded meaning from the 28th of November to the 5th of December all donations made to us were doubled! We are excited to announce that we reached our target with flying colours! Find out what the funds will used for below.

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05.12.2023

First Give team engage in social action through team volunteering

It’s International Volunteer Day so we wanted to share a blog about our recent team volunteering day at the Felix Project, written by Amal, one of our newest team members. Amal discusses the connections between our work at First Give and the values of today’s awareness day; the promotion of philanthropy and giving back to the community. Read below about how our First Give central team enjoyed engaging in community volunteering – a form of social action that we champion through the First Give programme!

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27.11.2023

Supporting youth social action as a First Give chosen charity – with Shelter Cymru

The First Give social action programme inspires a whole secondary school year group to engage in social action. Not only does this youth social action have positive effects on the personal development of students, but it also creates a more cohesive community, linking schools with charities operating in their local area. We wanted to share some insights from Neil Davies, the Regional Fundraiser for South Wales at Shelter Cymru, a charity that is popular amongst many First Give students. Read below about Neil’s experience as a representative from a charity that First Give students chose to support during the programme and find out how to get the most out of the experience as a chosen class charity!

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23.11.2023

First Give Impact Report 2023

At First Give we work in partnership with schools across England and Wales to inspire and motivate young people to make a positive difference to their local community and support charities through social action. We survey students, teachers and charities to help us understand the impact that First Give has. Read our latest Impact Report 2023 below to find out more about our work and impact!

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