Make a difference from your mobile
This clever app capitalises on our love of engaging in challenges with our friends, and leverages that into an opportunity to give back to social causes. Whether it’s challenging your friend to a simple game of chess or towards reaching a certain health goal, the person who ends up failing the challenge must make a donation towards a charity of the winner’s choosing. Game on.
The brainchild of a group of New Zealand university students, Conscious Consumers recently launched in the UK. The platform aims to make it easier to support businesses that pay their workers fairly or sell free range and fair trade products. First you select the issues you care about, then you add your payment details to the app before spending at registered businesses and receiving rewards for ethical spending.
There are tons of devices that track the number of miles you’ve accumulated on your run, walk, bike ride, or whatever other activity – but Charity Miles goes one step further and helps you set goals to raise money for a charitable organisation of your choosing. Currently, the company works with more than 30 global charities.
We all know the importance of recycling, and Recyclebank’s app encourages continued recycling efforts by rewarding users with points that they can use toward local deals and discounts that can be redeemed at nearby participating shops, or within the app itself. You winning and the environment winning = genius.
Too Good To Go
One of a number of apps that fight food waste, Too Good To Go lets you browse bakeries, cafes and restaurants near you and bag great deals on delicious meals that may otherwise be binned. Suppliers let you know what time food will be available, you then place your order, pay within the app and head down to the store to collect at the specified time. Availability varies from day-to-day, which means there’s always something new to tickle your taste buds.
Givergy is an award-winning company that significantly increases the amount of money charities raise at fundraising events. This is done through their revolutionary technology which is fun, interactive, wireless and competitive. In addition to their specialised silent auction they provide online auctions and raffles enabling charities to accelerate the funds raised for incredible causes and to give individuals he chance to win incredible experiences.