a team of volunteers, a fleet of Zipcars and £1,000 - what would you do?

Zipcar’s about more than just wheels when you want them. We’re passionate about making urban life cheaper, simpler and greener. Our Zipcar for Business team helps hundreds of charities across London and the UK to get around, and seeing their great work gave us an idea.

This month we’re asking people how £1000, a team of volunteers and a fleet of Zipcars could improve their local area. The most popular idea will get a Big Hand from us to make it happen, and we’ll be connecting lots more good ideas with the organisations that can help.

So whether you’re a charity, a local business, or just someone who cares, here’s how you can get involved:

pitch an idea

Whether you want to paint your local youth club or redevelop a play area, Zipcar's Big Hand could make it happen!

Just head to our Facebook page and pitch your idea. All valid ideas will go to the public vote and the most popular one will claim that £1000 prize.

support a project

Only one idea can claim the grand prize, so it’s up to you to decide which it should be. Anyone can vote (whether you’re a Zipcar member or not). Take a look at the current entries.

offer to help

You can get involved with the Big Hand even if you don't have a project of your own, by volunteering to help.

Proficient with a paint brush? Handy with a hammer? Have a look for a project in your area then click ‘volunteer’ if you think you can offer a hand (big or small).

share the love

Great ideas deserve to be heard. So whether you’re promoting your own project or someone else’s, or you know someone who might like to pitch, head to Facebook and look for the ‘share’ button.

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get involved


Show your support, get people involved and share your idea on Twitter using the #bighand hashtag.



Pitch your project, support another one, or just spread the word. It’s all right here on our Big Hand Facebook page.

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