UK

Photo of woman wearing a mauve suit from Give Your Best

“Choosing the clothes you wear is a basic human right” says Sol Escobar, founder of Give Your Best

10 min read Sol Escobar wanted to help a household of refugee women and wound up reinventing the way that clothing is donated. Her life-changing solution could help millions of people experiencing clothing poverty and have a major impact on textile waste.
23.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
consultants at auticon

auticon, people beyond the spectrum

6 min read This consultancy firm/social enterprise is unofficially one of the biggest employers of people diagnosed with autism in the world.
17.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Alex Stephany, the founder of BEAM, the homeless crowdfunding platform, standing at what appears to be a wooden table directly facing the camera, with his arms and elbows resting on the wooden planks of the table, the lower part of his body is hidden from view by the table. He is smiling and wears a pale tee shirt with the word BEAM printed across his chest. In the background, out of focus, are wooden shelves filled with green plants and large green plants placed on the floor in back of him.

Homeless crowdfunding site nearing 1000th campaign

6 min read The world's first crowdfunding platform helping people experiencing homelessness to find stable jobs and homes.
24.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A classroom setting of adolescent students sitting at desks that are pushed together, facing a teacher who is standing in front of a variety of teaching materials - whiteboards, screens and posters - that are hanging on the wall

Teach The Future – start looking up

4 min read Schools are not doing enough to help students prepare and face climate change. This youth-led campaign is making history with its plan to "change all that."
11.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Four lads sitting together being friends after doing beyond equality workshop

Beyond Equality – young men learning to be part of the solution

6 min read Rethinking masculinities to prevent gender based violence and build community.
10.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A couple Caribbean reef sharks glide through the clear water of Grand Bahama island against the backdrop of a sandy ocean for and a small coral reef.

Shark reporting checklist – it’s not exactly what you think

4 min read "The biggest threat to marine life is believing that ‘someone else’ will save it."
Graham Buckingham decided to stop waiting for “someone else to do something”.
17.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
TransActual closeup of a person seen from behind wrapped in a Transgender Flag worn as a cape

TransActual UK: advocacy for a more inclusive world

6 min read jane fae of TransActual UK talks about fundamental human rights and the fight that trans people face making their voices heard.
30.08.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Resident decision making the elevated railway crossing with the painted words Camden Lock on a sunny day with many people in the street

Resident decision making builds a stronger community

3 min read Camden Giving is on a mission “to end local inequality and end racial injustice wherever it shows up.” 
Resident decision-making puts problem-solving power into the hands of the people who are impacted by these problems.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team