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Monday, 27 August 2012

Charity Links 27/08/12

The Football League has announced Prostate Cancer UK as the League's official charity partner for the English Football League's 2012/2013

Splitz, which helps children affected by domestic violence, has just received £10000 from the Steven Gerrard Foundation.

Sainsbury's in Weedon Road, Northampton is to support Always A Chance charity as its charity partner for the year.

Widnes Vikings has begun it's 2013 Charity of the Year Partnership. The 2012 season Charity partner was The Mark Gorry Foundation and in particular its "Love Your Balls" initiative aimed at raising awareness of Testicular Cancer and its early treatment.
charities are asked to send in their submissions by Friday September 7th 2012. 
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.widnesvikings.co.uk/article.php?id=9158

Iceland selects Walking with the Wounded for charity tie-up.

Following a decision by The FA Board, 2013 will see some major changes to The FA's Charity Programme. Instead of working to support four partners, FA staff will be asked to help to chose one partner for The FA for 2013, its 150th anniversary year.
The FA's application process to become their Official Charity until July 2014 is now open.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thefa.com/News/2012/jul/2012/aug/fa-charity-programme-2013
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thefa.com/News/2012/jul/2012/aug/fa-charity-programme-2013.aspx

The BGL Group raised the astounding figure for charity partner Marie Curie Cancer Care since the summer of 2010. The two-year partnership ended in June 2012. It was orignally set-up to raise £250,000 through corporate donations etc.

The Cardinal Hume Centre is thrilled to have been selected as Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity Partner of the Year and is looking forward to plenty of staff fundraising and in store support during 2012-13.

Bangor based firm, Creative Commercial Interiors have written a £4,125 cheque to The Cedar Foundation, following their selection of Cedar as their Charity of the Year for 2011/2012.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cedar-foundation.org/news/item/565/charity-of-the-year-cheque/

Lymm Sainsbury's has chosen Lymm Youth and Community Association as their charity of the year.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://lymm.com/blog/2012/8/21/sainsbury%E2%80%99s-charity-of-the-year

Turley Associates chose Aberlour Child Care Trust as its charity partner for the next 2 years.

Mayor Charities

Cllr John Thurlow, Harwich Mayor has helped raise £800.00 for his mayoral charities, which this year are Long Meadows Mother and Toddler group, Noah’s Nursery, and the Harwich and Dovercourt Pensioners’ Association.

The Popular Bridlington Classic Pop Singers will be the attraction at the Mayor of Hornsea's Charity Concert, which is being held in Hornsea Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th September 2012.

The Mayor of Dudley's charities have been given a £700 boost thanks to community leaders and borough businesses.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/9892978.Borough_businesses_boost_Mayor_s_coffers/

Stratford Town Walk and Bancroft Cruisers have teamed up to organise a special evening of entertainment to raise funds for the Mayor's Charities. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Mayor's Fund and South Warwickshire Heart. The Mayor and Mayoress of Stratford upon Avon, Councillor Keith and Elaine Lloyd will be present.

The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook, and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIWAA) – charities close to both the former mayor and his wife Hazel's hearts – will get £10,000 each.

Thousands of pounds has been raised at the official launch of this year's Mayor's charity appeal. Each year, the new Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council chooses which charities will benefit from fundraising events. This year, Cllr Gaynor Oliver has chosen chosen to support two charitable causes during her time in office – Helping Hands and Ty Hafan.

Wolverhampton mayor Cllr Bert Turner raises a record £55000.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/council/news/2012/august/220812a.htm  

Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle visit their chosen charities.

Cllr Ann Coe, the Mayor of Brentwood chosen charities for 2012 are: Crossroads Care; Frontline partnership, Sawyers Church and the Alzheimer’s Society. 
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk/news/9889833.Charity_event_at_Old_McDonalds/

The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Paul Baldwin, 2 nominated charities are The Great North Air Ambulance and St. Teresa’s Hospice.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/News/MAYOR+MEETS+CHARITIES+IN+ITALIAN+JOB.htm

Droitwich Spa's mayor is preparing to welcome visitors to a charity night at a town restaurant. The event at Spice Fusion, St Andrews Street, will raise funds for Councillor Anne Taft's chosen charities during her year in office. Her chosen charities are Sight Concern Worcestershire and the Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido.

The Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage have been given a £9,000 grant from the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund

The Banbridge District Enterprise-supported Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency Ltd has been awarded a grant of £498,650 from the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching out: Empowering Young People programme.

City South has received £1 million from the Big Lottery Fund for a debt prevention scheme.

Catmose Primary School gets £9000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the fund's popular small grants scheme.

The Isaac Hitchen project, Preston, which is an LGBT project in Lancashire has been awarded £450,000 by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/08/24/lgbt-centre-in-lancashire-awarded-450000/

A Bristol based charity has been given £1 million from the Big Lottery Fund to help young people take control of their finances. The grant has been awarded to the youth homelessness charity, Independent People for a project called Cashpoint.

North West Blood Bikes Lancs and Lakes has been given a £9,600 grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme, the group can buy a new Honda Deauville motorcycle that will help volunteer riders serve hospitals in Preston, Chorley, Ormskirk and Southport.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.lep.co.uk/community/cash-boost-for-bikers-1-4861454

Community radio station Carillon Radio, in Loughborough, Leicestershire is among 53 projects sharing more than £435000 of grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All scheme.

Plans to create a major new wood on the outskirts of Witney have won a £50000 boost from the National Lottery. The £250000 project for 22-acre Foxburrow Wood has been awarded £49999 through the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9888089.Lottery_cash_goes_on_trees/

Storm Explorer Scout Unit would like to thank the Big lottery fund-Awards for the kind donation of £2675 which has helped them buy equipment to enable the explorers to enjoy more activities such as camping and expeditions.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/letters/9887974.Explorers_thank_Big_Lottery_Fund/

Massive Lottery boost for Roddons. The money has been awarded as part of the Big Lottery Fund's Improving Financial Confidence programme which will help tenants in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Fenland become more financially aware and more confident in money management.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/latest-news/massive-lottery-boost-for-roddons-1-4190262

Funds to aid social housing tenants. Projects set to benefit include Livin Housing, which has been awarded £841,415 to help deliver a scheme expected to reach more than 20,000 young and first-time social housing tenants across County Durham.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://money.uk.msn.com/funds-to-aid-social-housing-tenants-1

Almost a million pounds has been awarded to a project in Hull which stops people getting into debt. Quids In, which is run by the East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau, received the grant from the Big Lottery fund to help new social housing tenants.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2012-08-22/hull-debt-project-awarded-nearly-1-000-000/ 

Diversion, a charity which uses scuba diving to steer young people away from anti-social behaviour is among 76 projects sharing more than £665078 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All scheme in London.

Brain Tumour Buddies, a brain tumour charity that helps people across Greater Manchester suffering from severe illnesses is being awarded vital money from the Big Lottery Fund.

More than £2 million in Big Lottery funding has been awarded to projects supporting social housing tenants who are at risk of falling into debt across the South West.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/big-s-31m-scheme-to-tackle-debt-1-4189294

Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureau has been awarded a £780000 Big Lottery grant to help prevent more than 5000 council tenants falling victim to loan sharks.

The Saxmundham Town Plan Working Party has been handed a grant of £6200 from The Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All scheme.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/saxmundham_project_to_help_shape_town_s_future_gets_6_200_boost_1_1487816

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