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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Charity Links 24/10/12



RangersFC bid to raise £25k for ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/starting-gun-sounds-on-rangers-bid-1394690

Cirencester's Corinium Museum and Moreton Area Centre invite people to buy Cards for Good Causes, which support more than 25 national and local charities, including the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support and the NSPCC.

Chawton House Library, near Alton in East Hampshire and the Campaign to Protect Rural England's Hants branch, based at Martyr Worthy near Winchester, have teamed up with a written partnership agreement to give mutual support.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.easthampshire.org/2012/10/conservation-charities-work-together/

Child Action Northwest (CANW) has been handed £5,000 by Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund to expand its GIFTS programme for youngsters who have lost a parent, sibling or close friend.

Ashleigh and Pudsey launch Highland Spring's new charity partnership with with the Woodland Trust.

Kenilworth Golf Club choose WNAA as their Charity of the Year.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.wnaa.co.uk/wnaa-home

Weatherseal and the 12 Scottish Premier League (SPL) clubs today launched the league's first official Charity Weekend.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.samaritans.org/news/samaritans-scotland-weatherseal-charity-partner

A Northampton-based mental healthcare charity has secured £52.5m of funding from Lloyds banking group, to invest in the expansion of its hospital, and to develop a new building.

HSBC is to donate £5m over 5 years in a new partnership with the Prince's Trust. Announced during an event for young unemployed people held by the charity recently, the partnership will fund the Trust's Fairbridge programme.

New charity partnership announced with Warner Leisure Hotels - The Royal British Legion.

Devizes charity Bag4Sport is hoping its new link with the town's Round Table will get off to an explosive start. Devizes Round Table has pledged to give profits from this year's fireworks display at Devizes Football Club.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/9990206.Bang_on_target_for_fire_funds/

Charities are celebrating after being selected to be beneficiaries of this year's ICAP Charity Day, a mammoth, global fundraising event by city traders and celebrities that raised over £12 million last year for charities worldwide.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.icapcharityday.com/an-overview.aspx

6 charities vying to benefit from the (Scottish Premier League) SPL's fundraising weekend. Voting has opened for the Scottish Premier League's fundraising weekend, which will see one charity benefit from collections at six football games in December. Supporters are being given the opportunity to choose the cause they wish to receive the donations collected.

War Child partners with Cake. Cake will work on a pro bono basis, devising a strategy spanning social media, experiential activity, PR and content creation to help the charity gain maximum exposure for its work. Mike Mathieson CEO of Cake will lead the work.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk/Events/article/1155817/war-child-partners-cake/

Carlisle Fireshow crowd urged to dig deep for local charities. A charity collection is held each year. All donations go towards the Rotary Club of Carlisle South, (which donates most of its fundraising efforts to local good causes), and the Mayor’s Charity Fund, whose main beneficiaries this year are the Eden House Children’s Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society. Last year, £6,431.79 was raised.

Nowzad is the pet charity of the year for the not-for-profit pet bereavement website Lost and Fond - right up until August 31, 2013.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.nowzad.com/2012/10/nowzad-is-charity-of-the-year-with-lost-and-fond/

Earls Court and Olympia (EC&O) Venues is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Charitable Trust by partnering with a new children's support campaign launched by Hammersmith and Fulham Council - The new Opportunity Fund.

Newham College and the Tessa Sanderson's sports academy have created a new charity to help fund high achievers and sporting hopes of the future.

Nursing charity unveils new Chief Executive - Kate Tompkins has been appointed chief executive of the trust.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.nursingtimes.net

Man Utd legend to pound New York streets for a UK charity - Headway. Football legend Edwin van der Sar has swapped his boots for trainers.

Rochdale Freemasons give over £80000 to local charities. The Freemasons of the Rochdale District has raised over £80,000 for various charities over the last three years and their Charity Giving Evening - which was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress.
For more information, please click on the following link: For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/74437/rochdale-freemasons-give-over-80000-to-local-charities

Jimmy Savile charities to close
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20038794


Mayor Charities

Eastbourne Mayor to take the plunge for his charity. The Mayor's chosen charity this year is Lark in the Park.

Charities to Benefit from Mayor's Fundraising Reading Borough. 6 local charities will be given cheques for more than £5000 to help them keep up their good work.

Pendle Borough Council - Former Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities.

Spennymoor mayor's charity prize draw is being held in aid of The Chyrelle Addams Cancer Trust.
Spennymoor Town Council, in County Durham, is running the draw which will be made at the town mayor's civic dinner on Friday December 7 2012. Mayor George Tolley is raising money for the Willington-based charity during his year in office.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10004018.Top_prizes_up_for_grabs/

Crawley Borough Council was awarded a £2.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund last year to restore Worth Park to its former Victorian glory.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/Park-trees-set/story-17166717-detail/story.html

Mayor of Stafford Borough's Charity Appeal holds a James Bond-themed ball to raise money for the mayor's charities in Stafford.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/news-articles/takingoffforthemayorofstaffordboroughscharityappeal   

Lottery Funding

Big Lottery Fund Board Members appointed.

Tamworth - A helpful community scheme has secured almost £150,000 in funding to ensure it can be expanded across Tamworth. Members of the Community Café are jumping for joy after gaining £142,000 from the Big Lottery Fund over the next three years.

Beyond Youth CIC's The Ripple Effect project has been given £80,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to help expand.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_161012_eng_rc_lottery_support?regioncode=-uk

Haven House Children's Hospice in Essex will use the £282,000 funding awarded to them by the Big Lottery Fund to improve and extend its non-clinical services.

Lottery funding to improve literacy skills in Wales. Those sharing more than £1.9 million in Big Lottery Fund (BIG) awards announced recently.
For more information, please click on the following link:  http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_191012_wal_pap_literacy_skills_in_wales?regioncode=-uk

Best Chances, sharing in a £1.5m pot from the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding-uk

Big Lottery cash will help Cumbrians grow their own food.

VILLAGERS are celebrating after being awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery to buy equipment for the village play area. Chardstock Park Trust is delighted about the award from the Big Lottery Fund which will help pay for play equipment.

An inspiring dance programme at a local healthcare trust was today given the thumbs up by Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.oxleas.nhs.uk/news/2012/10/big-lottery-fund-chief-back-1/

Kirkby's West Park set for £155000 revamp after campaigners secure funding. The project was part funded through a £49,999 grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces Programme.

Youth projects receives £570000 of lottery funding.
The funding comes from Big Lottery Fund (BIG) small grants scheme Awards for All, which offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to social and environmental projects that will benefit local communities.

Cash windfall for nursery project. Awarded by the Communities and Families Fund – a joint venture from the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government – the cash windfall will help fund weekly drop-in sessions with guest speakers, a weekly fruit barra and cookery classes.

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