A Brief History of Refined Giving

Refined Giving is the culmination of youth led development. It has developed from the foundations of Team Fit Together, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Hounslow, established in 2009.

Team Fit Together is the employment arm of Refined Giving, recruiting recent graduates to work on community projects linking the private, public, and voluntary sectors. To date, funding from the Future Jobs Fund has given 75 young people opportunities to develop their work prospects whilst having a positive impact on local communities.

The success of Gift My Car, an innovative car scrap fundraising scheme for charities by recycling or auctioning scrap and unwanted cars, developed by Team Fit Together's young graduates demonstrated the need for targeted recycling and waste management. This success expanded to the establishment of Refined Giving in early 2011 as well as other Gift My waste management services which act as the non-profit trading arm of Refined Giving.