The platform enabling safe, fast, transparent and intelligent financial support to those in need
About the Project
As a result of Covid-19, millions of people have suffered financial hardship due to the loss of jobs and closure of business. Many organisations (e.g. charities, government bodies, industry groups) are trying to offer support, but do not have effective means to approve and distribute financial grants.
We are building a platform which helps organisations to provide fast, secure, transparent and data-driven financial support to those in need. Ultimately, we aim to help families and small businesses recover economically and secure financial health during and post the pandemic.
In March 2020, we launched LightningAid (www.lightningaid.org) from idea to App store within 8 days. We were able to pilot this successfully with 50 volunteers in April and processed over £500,000 in donations for our first nonprofit customer by May.
We are now looking to take forward and adapt this concept as part of a separate new social enterprise with a dedicated team.
We are looking to quickly set up a product and tech team which can help to design, develop and deliver the new platform (leveraging our learnings from LightningAid so we don't start from scratch, but with potential to think about and do things differently).
We are also looking for do-ers who can help us to operate, support and scale the overall proposition by working closely with our partner organisations and users.
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