Charis Grants Adopts Tillo’s Platform to Significantly Broaden Grant-Based Assistance Choices for Vulnerable People

February 20, 2023

Tillo, the innovative platform that uses the power of digital gift cards to connect people to the brands they love, has announced that Charis Grants, a trusted administrator for essential funds and grants for households in need, is integrating the Tillo platform with the Charis Shop, bringing greater product choices to the communities they serve.

Founded 20 years ago, Charis Grants works with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations, such as local authorities, housing associations and charities, to administer essential funds and grants for people experiencing financial hardship. Its online self-service Charis Shop enables households in immediate need to access 24/7 help, providing a way to source a wide range of goods and services, from white goods and emergency cash to fuel vouchers and furniture.

Integrating the Charis Shop with the Tillo platform enables beneficiaries to redeem vouchers from across a wide range of leading retailers, brands and service providers. This enables Charis Grants to significantly expand the choices available to beneficiaries via their shop, allowing people experiencing hardship to use the gift cards across major supermarket brands and other high street and online retailers, enabling a wider range of needs to be met.

Organisations providing hardship funding and grants can load money onto the Charis Shop portal, allocating it to the product or service category they support. The cost of each gift card or voucher is then deducted from the balance as they are authorised for use by members of the public.

“The Charis Shop has become a vital source of assistance for people in need during difficult times,” commented Ollie Gray, Business Development Director at Charis Grants. “Our integration with Tillo is a significant milestone in broadening the product, service and brand choices we can offer communities and beneficiaries. This will also help facilitate our expansion as we focus on helping more vulnerable people in hardship with more creative, broader options, such as hot food delivery, access to digital products such as laptops and tablets and even clothing.”

“Charis Grants provides an essential link between organisations across the public and private sector who are committed to providing targeted assistance to people in need,” said Alex Preece, CEO and Co-Founder at Tillo. “Integrating the Tillo platform significantly widens the levels of choice and convenience they can offer, and in doing so, get the right help to people at the right time.”

About Charis Grants

Charis is a trusted administrator for many essential funds and grants, working on behalf of major companies, local authorities and charities. We supply an efficient service for any organisation needing to distribute financial support and assistance safely, whilst being compliant with complex and regulatory criteria.

We deliver our support through the provision of tailored, managed services and through the unique Charis Shop Platform, a facility which gives 24/7 client access to many products and services, offering immediate support to those who need it most.

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About Tillo

Tillo enables businesses to supercharge sustainable and profitable growth through an innovative platform that uses the power of gift cards to connect consumers to the brands they love. It means businesses can tap into new, lucrative and exciting revenue streams to acquire new customers and reward loyal ones.

Our platform resolves two business headaches in one creative solution, so our customers, their customers, and thousands of global businesses can flourish. We work with over 2,000 brands, in 16 currencies across 36 markets and have processed over £2 billion-worth of gift cards.

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