United Kingdom, August 12, 2014: Social work and charity can be done in different ways. There are many organisations that continuously seek innovative ways to support the community. Re:work Bristol is one such organisation. It is the latest addition to the project list at Fundsufer, which is a fund-raising website. There are various charity programs being developed that engage youngsters in the wide range of business and service that it is involved in. The motive of the organisation is to develop character, confidence and enthusiasm in youngsters. The expected and experienced broader impact of this project is that children start to perform better in schools and those who are not enrolled into an education institute are inspired to do so.
It is important to work with a registered charity that is unique as a social enterprise. Professional enterprises have experienced personnel that can train and provide proper training to the youngsters. The social enterprise generates fund support the skill and talent development of youngster through maintenance of green spaces, gardening work, building households, upgrading furniture, etc. It also runs a shop and maintains a dozen of homes too. The diversity in business also means relatively unstable income. That is where services like Fundsurfer are helpful. Through the crowd-funding website, Re:work Bristol has already generated a small percentage of the fund that it needs presently.
There are various social organizations that have volunteers who are as young in age as 12 years old. They work along with creative professionals and gain real-work experience. Their involvement does slow down the progress of project due to the training, practice and guidance they need to carry out a task. While this educates them, the charity incurs around £2,727 on each youngster annually. The charitable firm behaves as an enterprise too to remain as much independent of charitable donations as possible. There are 48 people who are backing Re:work Brsitol through Fundsurfer and the project is due to remain open to funds until 15th September, 2014.
The innovative charitable firm receives positive feedback from parents, guardians and teachers of the youngsters who work for them. Its impact on youth is evident from the fact that 80% of youngsters who work with these organizations have a smooth transition to formal profession or enthusiastically continued studies. The most remarkable achievement of the implementation of the concept is the change in youngsters with broken down family-life, deceased family-members, suicidal thoughts, self-harming tendency, etc. It is quite similar to the internship that graduates undertake but is not similarly profitable.
Fundsurfer is an online fundraising platform that supports creative, innovative and independent ideas. It supports ordinary people with extra-ordinary ideas through crowd-funding, rewards and loans. It is based in Bristol and raises fund globally but dispenses it only in the UK.