JustGiving runs a website that enables charities and individuals to raise money online. The company generates its revenue by collecting commission on Gift Aid reclaimed from the government. It claims that 11m people have used its website so far, helping to raise £700m for good causes such as Sir Steve Redgrave’s charitable trust and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The London company was founded by former City lawyer Zarine Kharas in 2001. In the past year it has expanded into Japan and launched Facebook and iPhone apps. Sales at JustGiving rose 41% a year from £4m in 2006 to £11.1m in 2009.
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