Since 2007, Charity Pot has raised more than £50 million globally. To everyone who picked up a pot, thank you!
Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion with a difference. 100% of the proceeds (minus sales tax, which goes to the government) are donated to grassroots campaigns, charities and good causes fighting for animal rights, human rights and the rights of the planet. At the same time, you enjoy softer, hydrated skin (it’s a win win!).
Inside each pot, you’ll find carefully selected, ethically sourced ingredients, like shea butter from the Ojoba Women’s Cooperative in Ghana and aloe vera from Maasai women’s groups in Laikipia, Kenya.
It’s estimated that the top 10% of charities get 90% of all public donations, whilst the bottom 40% exist on less than £10,000 a year. That’s why our goal is to get modest amounts of money to small and often overlooked charities and even informal, spontaneous community action groups. These hard working groups are often involved in challenging mainstream opinions and fighting for causes that are frequently overlooked by funders. They work towards long-term change and are usually run by volunteers. Your Charity Pot purchases also support non-violent direct action and projects that enable social change; it is here that the donations (ranging from £100 to £10,000) seem to make the most difference:
Street Paws Providing free veterinary care for animals owned by people who are homeless or vulnerably housed.
Power for People National public engagement project to inform people and community groups about the campaign for the Local Electricity Bill.
Refugee Rights Europe Campaigning for the upholding of the human rights of migrants in Europe.
The Retreat Renovation of onsite vegan cafe which will help generate income for the animal rescue.
Frack Off Running costs for national support network for community groups campaigning against fracking.
Birmingham People’s Centre Centre to help people act against employment discrimination
To see other campaigns and organisations that Charity Pot funds have supported in the UK, you can view the whole list here: Charity Pot donations
You can also find out how to apply for funding by visiting our online funding guidelines.