WakeOrDonate app helps charity's gain donations
- 27 Jan
Nineteen year old Ronan Finnegan has developed an app which donates money to charities each time a person hits their snooze button.
WakeOrDonate is a mobile phone app which will make a donation to a charity each time the snooze button is pressed on someone's phone alarm. The app has been developed by Ronan Finnegan, a nineteen year old on a gap year between the end of his A-levels and going to University.
Mr Finnegan said that 14% of staff show up late for work due to pressing the snooze button and this costs the UK's economy £9bn a year, reports the Bath Chronicle.
"It's a win, win situation. Every time someone presses their snooze button they get more time in bed and a charity will get a donation," he said. "There isn't anything similar on the market at the moment - nothing has the positive consequences this will. People have obviously had the idea before but have not developed it, so people seem quite excited about what I am doing."
The app is still being developed and Mr Finnegan launched an appeal on the US crowdfunding website sellanapp.com to help raise money to continue development.
According to Mr Finnegan a number of charities are already interested in the app.
What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions
Image source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1219272
- 06 Feb
Housing association helps the environment and homeless at the same time
Northward Housing and The Mustard Tree homeless charity have teamed up to help get people back into work. The charity's Standfirm enterprise sees properties left by Northward's tenants, who have...
- 03 Feb
Trash to treasure scheme
Mr Pearce, from Broughton, Salford, is launching a new social enterprise ‘Old to New Furnishings', with the help of a grant from social housing provider Salix Homes. This new enterprise renovates...
- 06 Sep
A new approach to help people find care
A peer-support model is a way of working that allows the sector to save money whilst also giving reliable support and care to those needing it. Peer brokers will help other care-users manage their...
- 07 Jun
Pilot Project Shows Social Enterprises Can Tackle Local Problems
The JRF pilot project in Bradford shows the untapped potential that locally based social enterprises have to solve local problems.The report also says that local authorities should place a higher...
- 29 May
Charities would rather trade as a Social Enterprise
The results of the survey showed 92% said they would like to increase their income from trading and government contracts in the next three years.From asking 100 charities, the results shows that more...
- 03 May
Charities and Businesses form New Social Enterprise
New methods need to be found for funding new social enterprises to free them from traditional methods and generate new methods of spending as well as methods of funding.Foundations traditionally...
- 27 Mar
Social Enterprise to help those with learning difficulties is expanding!
Loddon Social Enterprise will from next month be able to provide facilities where cooking, artwork and computer skills can be learned to increase the work experience for adults who have learning...
- 08 Mar
Social enterprise spending to reduce reoffending
The process still seems to be a learning process at present, and the ministry have recently completed a consultation on the sector to gain helpful feedback.They will be giving out a second grant to...
- 28 Feb
Remploy Workers want to buy Factory as Social Enterprise
The factories that make components and assemble car parts in Birmingham, Coventry and Derby, will lose all funding from the government by September.They were left open when thirty four Remploy...
- 04 Feb
New Law should make public bodies account for social value
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 was passed in February last year and came in to effect on 31/1/13.It requires commissioners of public services to take into account "economic, social and...
What are the Future Funding Arrangements for Supported and Sheltered Housing? "Really enjoyable presentation, knowledge of presenters was excellent" M.D. - Community Integrated Care