Why we charge for buddygroups online platform
In order to keep the platform as clear as possible (both ethically and aesthetically) we have chosen to fund the site solely via member subscriptions: we do not advertise on the platform or share personal data with any third party.
Our ethos is to make the buddygroups platform as affordable as possible: by sharing the cost among many, everyone can have access to a personal development environment, with peer-to-peer support, for less than £1 per week.
We have also chosen the not-for-profit, Community Interest Company (CIC) business model, through which to manage and deliver this project in the world. As we progress, and gain financial surplus, any profits will be returned to our communities via education, training and community projects.