London’s 101 Fastest Growing Charity Startups

July 28, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Charity companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Charity Companies & Startups (London)


Enthuse

FoundersChester Mojay-Sinclare
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Enthuse was founded to help charities raise more for their causes. UK’s leading B2B charity fundraising SaaS and payments provider


Founders Pledge

FoundersAndy McLoughlin, Damian Kimmelman, David Goldberg, Jae Chalfin, Jason Syversen, Manuel Hinz, Mo Firouz, Stanislav Ermilov, Will Swanell
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Founders Pledge is a global community of entrepreneurs finding and funding solution’s to the world’s most pressing problems.


Lightful

FoundersCarlos Miranda, John W. Murnane, Vinay Nair
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A developing social media and tech tools for the charity sector startup.


Full Fact

FoundersMichael Samuel, Will Moy
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Full Fact is the UK’s independent fact-checking charity


Givergy

FoundersMark Worrall, Sven Hansen
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Givergy offfers a range of cutting-edge platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online.


LiveTree

FoundersAshley Turing, Jamie A Ward, Lennard van Otterloo
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LiveTree is a social UK crowdfunding platform based in Hackney, London.


PlayMob

FoundersJude Ower
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Playmob is the gaming engagement platform for brands with purpose.


Raising IT

FoundersTom Latchford
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A flexible software platform that helps nonprofits optimise their on-line presence


Alice SI

FoundersAreti Kampyli, Jakub Wojciechowski, Raphael Mazet
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Alice SI is using the approach to provide donors


Mencap

FoundersUnknown
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Mencap is a leading voice of learning disability.


UK Community Foundations (UKCF)

FoundersUnknown
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It supports the 46 Community Foundations that work across the UK to facilitate philanthropy in their local areas.


Videre

FoundersOren Yakobovich
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Videre is a global network that equips oppressed communities


Shell Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Shell Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that catalyses enterprise-based solutions to global development challenges.


School Notices

FoundersClare Reid, Gordon Dawson
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School Notice is a UK-based parent to parent noticeboard and school fundraising platform,


Makerble

FoundersAnnabel Dickson, Matt Kepple
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Makerble enables charities to track, review and share their impact


Voice 21

FoundersPeter Hyman
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Voice 21 is a campaign to raise the status of oracy in schools across the UK.


vinspired

FoundersDavid Blunkett, Gordon Brown
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vinspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds.


Cancer Research UK

FoundersNick Jame, Sally Tweddle
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Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


Amnesty International

FoundersMarjorie Abalos, Sherif Elsayed-Ali
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Amnesty International is a global charity organization of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.


Funder Inc.

FoundersCody Hoffman, Keelan Brown, Leon Kirchhoff
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A fundraising platform that uses gamification to raise funding for good causes.


KindLink

FoundersDessisslav Kamenov, Iskren Kulev
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Online platform for businesses to manage and engage with employees through their social responsibility


Sands

FoundersUnknown
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Sands is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity that provides bereavement support, finding cremation records, and support for siblings.


DonatePal

FoundersUnknown
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DonatePal is an online fundraising platform where one can make a donation to one or multiple charities.


Age UK

FoundersUnknown
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Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.


Contact

FoundersUnknown
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Contact is a non profit organization that supports families, bring families together and help families take action for others.


Buengo

FoundersAlex Hancock, Fela Hughes
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Buengo is an app that allows people to sell the stuff they don’t need anymore and donate the proceeds to good causes.


Donaco

FoundersUnknown
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In-browser web tool designed to revolutionise the donation industry, connecting charities and donors in new ways


Charities Aid Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Charities Aid Foundation is a registered charity that works across the world to create value for charities and social enterprise.


Buzzbnk

FoundersTheresa Burton
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Buzzbnk is an on-line crowd-funding platform bringing social ventures looking for start-up or growth capital together with like-minded


Seek Me UK

FoundersSanya Nadeem
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An online e-commerce fashion brand standing in solidarity with Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Mental Health Issues.


Unicef UK

FoundersUnknown
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We are the world’s leading children’s organisation in the UK and around the globe.


Believe.in

FoundersMatthias Metternich, William Cookson
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Believe.in offers a white label technology that improves online fundraising, donation processing, and event performance.


GambleAware

FoundersUnknown
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GambleAware is an independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services.


The HALO Trust

FoundersColin Campbell Mitchell, Guy Willoughby, Sue Mitchell
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The HALO Trust is a humanitarian landmine clearance organization that creates safe and secure environments.


SEO /LONDON

FoundersUnknown
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SEO prepares talented students or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.


YMCA

FoundersUnknown
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YMCA is a non-profit organization that helps people by providing health and wellbeing facilities, education, accommodation, and work.


Thomson Reuters Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Thomson Reuters Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an international audience with information and free legal assistance.


The Prince’s Trust

FoundersUnknown
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The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives.


Royal Academy of Arts

FoundersHugh Casson
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The Royal Academy of Arts promotes the creation, enjoyment, and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education, and debate.


AHF

FoundersUnknown
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AHF is a registered charity foundation that specialized itself in the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings at risk.


Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

FoundersCherie Blair
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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is a charity that supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets


The Guinness Partnership

FoundersUnknown
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Guinness Partnership is dedicated to providing affordable housing and care services.


Homeless Link

FoundersHarish Bhayani
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Homeless Link is a national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless.


The Health Foundation

FoundersCarlos Warter MD
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The Health Foundation is an independent charity .


The Royal Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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The Royal Foundation is a non-profit organization that organizes wildlife conservation, young people and mental health programs.


Giveclarity

FoundersUnknown
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Giveclarity is a software company providing salesforce cloud consultancy software apps and services for social enterprises and charities.


Freedom from Torture

FoundersUnknown
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Freedom from Torture is a non-profit organization that helps in psychological therapy and support, fight for rights and survival education.


Masonic Charitable Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Masonic Charitable Foundation focuses on grants, charities & funding schemes for the support & assistance of freemason families.


Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

FoundersUnknown
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Catholic Agency for Overseas Development is a nonprofit organization that helps people living in poverty across the world.


Supernova

FoundersUnknown
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Supernova is a social sharing network that gives back.


Lloyd’s Register Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a charity organization that supports research, innovation, and education to protect life and property.


Change, Grow, LIVE

FoundersUnknown
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Change Grow Live, is a voluntary sector organization.


UCKG

FoundersUnknown
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UCKG is a charitable organization that offers a wide range of services for the needs of community people and focuses on their well-being.


Smartdesc – Charity IT Specialist

FoundersUnknown
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Smartdesc is a charity and non-profit IT specialist that offers strategy, digital transformation, security, and data protection services.


FACE DONATE

FoundersAlberto De Biasio, Alexandr Kulakov
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FACE DONATE is the social good network, connecting those in need with those who care, making giving no longer faceless.


The Church of England

FoundersUnknown
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The Church of England is a non-profit religious organization that offers prayers, funding support and also renders a venue for live events.


GivingStreets

FoundersDimitris Dres, Dimitris Vassiliadis
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Cashless donations powered by blockchain


The Cochrane Collaboration

FoundersUnknown
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Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.


Charicare

FoundersMatt Nicholson
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We help non-profits and charities grow in marketing, fundraising, operations, technology and partnerships.


Open Rights Group

FoundersJames Cronin, Stefan Magdalinski
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Open Rights Group is a non-profit organization that exists to protect civil liberties.


The Royal British Legion

FoundersUnknown
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The Royal British Legion provides financial support to all members of the british armed forces and their families.


One Young World

FoundersDavid Jones
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One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. They are a London-based charity that gathers together young people


Independent Age

FoundersUnknown
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Independent Age is a charitable organization that offers advice and support for older age people.


Working Families

FoundersUnknown
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Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation.


Shelter

FoundersUnknown
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Shelter is a non-profit organization that provides charity for housing and the homeless.


vHelp

FoundersUnknown
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Vhelp is an expenses application for charities and voluntary groups.


FareShare

FoundersUnknown
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FareShare is the longest running food redistribution charity.


Smplicity

FoundersGoolshun Belut, Goolshun S Belut, Suraj Sonara
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Smplicity is a London based salesforce partner that focuses on improving business performance with Salesforce


Carers Trust

FoundersUnknown
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Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers.


Calouste Gulbenkian

FoundersUnknown
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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a charitable foundation established in Portugal in 1956.


Impetus

FoundersUnknown
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Impetus is a non-profit organization that supports charities focused on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Elbi Digital

FoundersNatalia Vodianova, Timon Afinsky
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Elbi Digital is an app for social good that allows the user to create, donate, and feel good.


Nacro

FoundersUnknown
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Nacro is a Non-profit Organization, delivering services in justice, housing, health & education


Beneficiary.io

FoundersUnknown
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Beneficiary.io is a data collection tool powered by machine learning and behavioral science, engineered for charitable sector.


Worldeka

FoundersCharlie Cox, Sophie Cox
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Worldeka is a collaborative platform for social change.


Asthma UK

FoundersUnknown
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Asthma UK is working to prevent asthma attacks and by funding research find a cure for asthma.


Veale Wasbrough Vizards

FoundersUnknown
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Veale Wasbrough Vizards is a full service law firm providing sector focused services nationally.


The Corporation of Trinity House

FoundersUnknown
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The Corporation of Trinity House offers benefits, safety & navigation along with education & support services for the maritime community.


Disasters Emergency Committee

FoundersUnknown
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Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 13 U.K. aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries.


Karuna Trust

FoundersUnknown
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Karuna Trust exist to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality.


Campaign Against Living Miserably

FoundersUnknown
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Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity that helps in suicide prevention through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).


CVS Brent

FoundersUnknown
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CVS Brent is a non-profit organization that helps non-profit organizations that provide community services.


Depaul UK

FoundersUnknown
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Depaul UK helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.


Possible

FoundersUnknown
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Possible is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing people together to help the climate crisis demands.


Conviction

FoundersRyan Jarvis
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Seeking Justice for those who are being failed by the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.


The Dream Ball

FoundersAnnesley Abercorn
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Founded by Annesley Abercorn, the Dream Ball is a charitable event that benefits Big Change.


Crisis

FoundersUnknown
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Crisis facilitates education, training and care for homeless people along with housing, employment and health services.


Farm Africa

FoundersMichael Wood
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Farm Africa is an innovative charity that helps farmers to increase their harvests, build their incomes, and sustain natural resources.


Launch22

FoundersUnknown
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Breaking down barriers that stop entrepreneurs from succeeding. Workspace, on-site mentoring, events and signposting to finance.


Graham Layton Trust

FoundersUnknown
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Graham Layton Trust is a non-profit organization that offers free eye surgery & ophthalmic care for the poor & underprivileged of Pakistan.


D&AD

FoundersUnknown
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D&AD is a membership organization that promotes, stimulates and awards creative excellence in design and advertising.


Henry Smiths Charity

FoundersUnknown
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Henry Smith Charity is a grant-making trust that brings lasting change to people’s lives and contributes to society.


Spires

FoundersUnknown
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Spires is a non-profit organization that provides charity support for rough sleepers, isolated and vulnerable people.


Urbanleaf

FoundersMark Nesbitt
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Urbanleaf is a street fundraising company that provides skilled fundraisers, supporters, and team members to encourage donors for charities.


MediaTrust

FoundersUnknown
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Media Trsust is a communications charity.


Breast Cancer Now

FoundersUnknown
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Breast Cancer is a UK charity providing world-class research and life-changing care for people affected by breast cancer.


Twining Enterprise

FoundersUnknown
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Twining Enterprise is a charity that promotes well-being by helping persons with mental illnesses in obtaining and maintaining employment.


Centrepoint

FoundersUnknown
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Centrepoint provides housing and support for youth on a regional scale.


Goals for Giving

FoundersUnknown
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Fundraising, training social application


British Lung Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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British Lung Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers charity, fundraising, medical, advice and health charity services.


Bliss

FoundersUnknown
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Bliss exist to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

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