Don’t buy your Dad a drill this Christmas, borrow one instead.
Have a son or daughter who is thinking of taking up guitar? Test one out before you buy.
Borrowing websites use the power of the crowd to allow individuals to find items in their neighbourhood for short-term use.
From objects to skills, sharing goes both ways. If you have any past Christmas gifts that are seemingly abandoned in closets or your garage, consider putting them up for borrowing this Christmas.
There’s more to share than just products.
If you’re travelling around the UK this holiday season to visit loved ones, consider catching a ride through People Who Share’s website compareandshare.com. Sharing your journey is social, environmentally conscious and often cheaper than the train or bus.
Ecomodo, Streetbank and People who Share all received funding from the Innovation in Giving Fund.
Run by Nesta and supported by the Cabinet Office, the Innovation in Giving Fund aims to increase giving and volunteering in society.