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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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Main Featured

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...

Charity says government must provide mental health support for shielders

A charity has called on the Government to introduce more mental health support and assistance to people who are shielding – saying isolation is...
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Latest News

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...

WellChild reaches 150,000 PPE milestone for families with seriously ill children across the UK

NATIONAL children’s charity WellChild has sourced more than 150,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for families caring at home for seriously ill children,...

St Barnabas Encourages Supporters to ‘Go Yellow’ for 38th Birthday

On Thursday 11th June, St Barnabas Hospice will celebrate its 38th birthday in style by encouraging the people of Lincolnshire to ‘Go Yellow’. Now that...

Bidding begins on ‘Nail Sculpture’ portrait of Colonel Tom Moore for charity

Bidding has begun on a sculpture of Colonel Tom Moore made entirely from nails. The sculpture, which was made over 15 days by hammering 50,000...

Fundraising & Grants

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...

Run to support the mental health of our 999 workers

THE Blue Light Symphony Orchestra, the UK's only orchestra for all emergency services personnel, is calling on the public to use their daily lockdown...

Charity Today Awards

Four new categories added to this year’s Charity Today Awards

CHARITY Today is delighted to announce that an additional four new categories are open for nominations in this year’s Charity Today Awards. Previously, there had...
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Extension agreed for this year’s nominations in the Charity Today Awards

DESPITE already exceeding last year’s total of 675 nominations organisers of the Charity Today Awards have announced an extension to the original nomination deadline...

More from Charity Today

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...

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...

Stars design charity badges

THIS week marked the launch of #PinYourThanks, an exciting initiative providing people with the opportunity to give a beautifully designed pin badge to someone who deserves a heartfelt and personal thank you for supporting...

Local man goes all out in support of cricket and mental health

Cricket enthusiasts from across the county are being invited to bowl around the clock on Summer Solstice to raise funds for Farndon Cricket Club and leading mental health and wellbeing charity, Shaw Mind. The Sunrise...

Gannochy Trust launch COVID-19 fund for local charities

THE Gannochy Trust, one of Scotland’s largest independent funders, has launched a £500,000 COVID-19 – Recovery and Renewal Fund to help charities working in Perth and Kinross cope during the pandemic. The new fund...
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UK Charity Week

Some unique fundraising ideas from TheGivingMachine this #UKCharityWeek

Along with an extensive list of other fundraising ideas, TheGivingMachine provides two easy ways to fundraise for your cause. TheGivingMachine – Shop&Give for Free. Every time...

Introducing #UKCharityWeek Partners – The Good Exchange

The Good Exchange is a Not-for-Profit, Charity-Funded on-line matching platform that matches organisations with money to give to good causes (the funders), to the...

Adopt-A-Child, the Christian Sponsorship programme

Adopt-A-Child is a Christian Sponsorship programme working hand in hand with sponsors and donors across the world to provide food, medical and dental care,...
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Official Partner Charity Columnists

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...

Strode Park Foundation: Our Volunteer Force

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

Official Partner Business Columnists

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...

Ecclesiastical giving away another £1million to charities

SPECIALIST insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away another £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good awards. Last year saw an amazing 98,000...

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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