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Charities face perfect storm of hike in demand, slump in funding

ONE in three UK charities faces a significant spike in demand for their services during the lockdown, just as they see a fall in...
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Race for Life events cancelled due to coronavirus

CANCER Research UK has announced that it has made the difficult decision to cancel Race for Life events across the UK this year as...

New study shows London youth training project repays society 10 times over

An independent study has revealed that every £1 invested in a unique sports-themed youth training project has generated more than £10 in social value...

HRH The Prince of Wales releases video message in support of the National Garden Scheme

At a time when the National Garden Scheme's open gardens are closed because of COVID-19, their Patron has sent a warm message of support....

Scottish charity’s vital support boost for older people

SCOTTISH charity Food Train launches new nationwide shopping service to reach even greater numbers of those in need of support in their homes. A charity...

Foundation awards over £1M to local projects affected by COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect businesses across the region, Heart of England Community Foundation is doing all it can to support charities within the...
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Five top tips for helping teens through lockdown

A charity which helps support teenagers and young people through non-contact boxing courses have offered five top tips to help teenagers cope with lockdown...

Digging deep to help animals in need

PET food manufacturers and suppliers of animal care products have donated £110,000 worth of food and products to help animal welfare charities who are...

Lambeth and Southwark boroughs announce plans to boost holiday provision offer this summer

LAMBETH Council and Southwark Council have joined forces with independent charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London to announce an extended programme of holiday food...

Scotland’s children’s charity warns urgent assistance fund money is running out

ABERLOUR Children's Charity has warned that its Urgent Assistance Fund which provides urgent grants to Scotland's most vulnerable families, will run out of cash...

Sheffield charity passes PPE to good causes after big-hearted donations lead to extra supplies

A Sheffield charity overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses is donating extra supplies of personal protective equipment to other good causes in need. Sheffield...

Fundraising & Grants

Sisters brave the shave for NHS Superheroes

REMARKABLE sisters Mia and Paige have bravely volunteered to shave her hair to raise funds to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s staff...

Young supporters help local children’s charity

THREE young people in Sussex have been using their time in lock-down to find inspiring ways to support Rockinghorse. Oscar Webb, aged ten, was talking...

Hertfordshire schoolgirl hits a thousand bounces and raises cash for military charity

A schoolgirl from Hitchin in Hertfordshire set herself a challenge of bouncing her basketball 1,000 times in a week, in order to raise money...

Locals bake cakes for students and staff at MacIntyre School

LOCAL people in the village of Wingrave, near Aylesbury, have been baking homemade cakes and kindly donating them to students and staff to enjoy...

Retired doctor to walk 500km at home to support City Hospice

A retired GP, Dr Mike Bloomfield, is challenging himself to walk 500km over 100 days for leading Welsh charity City Hospice. The 69-year-old co-founded City...

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Engineering charity launches a new app offering legal and money advice

FOOTHOLD, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Benevolent Fund, is launching its own app, offering up-to-date legal and financial advice. The Foothold app, launching...

Standing in solidarity with carers

ESTABLISHED in 2012, Carers Worldwide is the only organisation working strategically in low and middle-income countries with unpaid family carers – those unsung heroes who provide care for a sick or disabled relative. Carers...

Marathon effort from young football team

MEMBERS of the Brinsworth Whitehill U9s football team took on a marathon challenge to support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s NHS Superheroes campaign. The players were challenged by their coach Jamie Evans to raise...

Hospice launches appeal to support children traumatised by bereavement

JOHN Taylor Hospice has launched a fundraising appeal to support children across the West Midlands whose loved one has died. The Hope and Healing Appeal aims to raise £10,000 to fund children’s counselling and...

Charity backs 100th birthday cards appeal for blind D-Day veteran

MILITARY charity Blind Veterans UK are backing an appeal for people to send birthday cards to a blind D-Day veteran celebrating his 100th birthday in isolation, two days after the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The...
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TheGivingMachine: What are charities actually selling?

Richard Morris CEO TheGivingMachine writes My team and I have been running a series of training webinars for the causes TheGivingMachine and GivingLottery work with....

Together for Animals: From forlorn pony to driving star!

PALOMINO gelding Graham came into Together for Animals member World Horse Welfare’s care in 2017 after being found in a filthy stable, underweight and...

Francis House Children’s Hospice: Boys brave the shave during lockdown

Kind-hearted youngsters have shaved their heads for Francis House Children's Hospice after hearing about the charity's £250,000 shortfall in income from cancelled fundraising events...

Supporters Rise to the Challenge for Vulnerable Children

It’s certainly been a different sort of Spring term for everyone and we have had to adapt many of our services so that we...

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Written by Sarah Bingham, Fundraising, Events & Volunteer Coordinator THE volunteer force, I call them this deliberately - as they are good in number and...

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New report reveals five key factors contributing to decline in charitable giving

NEW research by The Kite Factory and YouGov reveals the five barriers contributing to the decline in giving, including intrusive comms, transparency of progress...

How to raise more than £200,000 for charity in just four weeks

Mark Beaumont, the man who cycled Around the World in 80 Days, came up with the idea of a charity campaign based on a...

Scrap Car Comparison support NHS Charities Together through ‘Donate a Car’ scheme

SCRAP your car and help raise vital funds to support our NHS heroes in the fight against COVID-19. Scrap Car Comparison, the vehicle price...

Birmingham digital studio adaptable creates new charity donations platform

BIRMINGHAM-based digital studio adaptable is giving a helping hand to small charities across the UK that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic by...

Innovation in the face of coronavirus

CHARITY learning professionals are facing tough challenges trying to support staff and volunteers through coronavirus. Alongside unexpected, urgent new demands there are some silver...

Employment

New Chief Financial Officer at Revitalise

National charity Revitalise has announced the appointment of James Kempton as their new Chief Financial Officer. Coming from a CFO position with executive search...

Motability announce new Chairman

At the last Annual General Meeting, held in December 2019, Motability’s Chairman and co-founder Lord Sterling GCVO CBE publicly announced that after 43 years...

Air ambulance welcomes new Medical Director

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced a new Medical Director to its executive team. Doctor Victor Inyang, a well-known Emergency Medicine Consultant in...

Dr Birte Nielsen joins the team at UFAW

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) has announced the appointment of Dr Birte L Nielsen as Assistant Scientific Director of both UFAW and...

Charity Commission appoints Nick Baker as new Chief Operating Officer

The Charity Commission has appointed Nick Baker to the regulator’s new role of Chief Operating Officer. Nick will join the Commission from Staffordshire Police Force,...
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