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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Charity Links 06/11/12



The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy Centre in Edinburgh has been adopted by Scottish Gas as its local charity partner.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.pr-inside.com/ms-therapy-centre-announces-new-charity-r3459631.htm  

KPMG, the professional services firm, has announced two new national charity partnerships for the coming two years: Action for Literacy housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Age UK is in the running to become MMC's Marsh & McLennan Companies charity partner for 2013.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://vimeo.com/52620008

Beverley Building Society Charity of the Month Competition is now in its 11th month, so far raising a total of £2500 for local causes such as the Canine Partners.

The Horse Trust has been announced charity of the year by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA).
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=8065

Scottish Young Carers revealed as Co-operative Charity of the Year.

Seven university, business and charity partnerships have been announced as winners of the second round of the Research Partnership Investment Fund. The new projects bring the total number of collaborations funded to 14.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421717&c=1

SALE-based law firm Slater Heelis LLP has given a major boost to Henshaws Society for Blind People.

Concern Worldwide announced today that it has received a substantial grant from Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and been appointed the drinks company's charity partner for 12 months.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.businessandleadership.com/leadership/item/38019-concern-named-irish/

Disability Sport Wales are announced as the South West Chamber of Commerce Charity of the Year.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.disabilitysportwales.org/1066/2389

Four of Scotland's leading children's charities have come together to launch a new partnership which will offer support and guidance to families.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.aberlour.org.uk/dundeeearlyinterventionteamlaunch.aspx

Squire's Garden Centre in Washington is proud to announce St Barnabas Hospice as their dedicated 'Charity of the Year' for 2012/2013.

Deki Charity of the Year.

East Coast Truckers back charity race day at Snetterton.

Motorcycle enthusiasts strip off for charity calendar.

Care for the Carers is an independent charity that supports young carers who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, disabled, or has a long-term illness. The charity has been handed £5,000 by Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/local-news/carers-charity-lands-windfall-1-4435469

The St Edmunds Wheel Trust handed out £25,000 to good causes at their 15th presentation evening.

Surrey charities turning to stock market in face of reduced donations.


Mayoral Charity of the Year

Councillor Melvyn Mottram, Mayor of Dudley, Charity of the Year.

York - On Wednesday, November 14, department store Browns will be holding a special shopping evening in support of the Lord Mayor and Sheriff's charities.

Mayor Coun Helen Powell hosts successful charity dinner.The event held at the restaurant at the garden centre in Baston was attended by more than 70 people including the mayors of Peterborough, Stamford and Melton.

DROITWICH Spa's mayor is set to hold a jumble sale to raise funds for her chosen charities. Councillor Anne Taft is organising the event for Friday, November 16 at the Old Library building, Ombersley Street East, Droitwich, from 2.30 - 4pm.

Plymouth Bike Nights gives proceeds to selected charities.

Darlington Borough Council - Mayor pulls on trainers for charity.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/News/Mayor+pulls+on+trainers+for+charity.htm

Steve Ovett donates Moscow vest to raise money for Mayor's charities.


Lottery Funding

Scheme awarded £125,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, with The Robertson Trust awarding £200,000 and Comic Relief a further £125,000.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20191114

THE Glan Afan Silver Surfers will be able to surf the web even more after receiving funding of nearly £5,000. The group has been awarded £4,828 from the Big Lottery Fund so it can continue to encourage older people in the community to be computer-literate.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Surfers-splash-grant/story-17222757-detail/story.html
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.lnpt.org/2012/10/31/lottery-cash-boost-for-towns-silver-surfers/

Crawley Borough Council has been awarded a grant of £2.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and The Big Lottery Fund to restore Worth Park to its former Victorian glory.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/local/work-under-way-at-worth-park-1-4429710

Aberdeen receives over £250,000 in funding from The Big Lottery Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_311012_sco_families_in_need?regioncode=-uk

Over £500,000 awarded to Gartmore Community Trust as part of Investing in Communities funding announced by the Big Lottery Fund.

ABERAVON AM David Rees has welcomed a funding boost for seven Neath Port Talbot community-based projects. The groups received a share of £20,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards. And included Afan Tawe Nedd Crime Prevention Panel.

Scottish communities benefit from the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_011112_a4a_sco_awards_for_all_grants?regioncode=-uk

Telegraph award helped Coventry community project scoop £21000 funding.After being named winner of the Community Project of the Year category, People Point has gone on to secure windfalls of lottery grants – £10,000 from the Health Lottery and £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

£49403 lotto grant to boost Burnhill youngsters. Run by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Young Start awards money from dormant bank and building society accounts that have seen no customer-initiated activity for at least 15 years.

£165m to enable vulnerable 0-3 year olds. The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) invests £165 million.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_311012_eng_ey_better_start_in_life

£100million Lottery boost to help our public parks by Big Lottery Fund.

£8k Lotto joy for disabled arts group. Members of Ocean Arts have been awarded an £8,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. It will be used to help finance a series of artworks and short films called My Place in My Space, which will be displayed at the Customs House in South Shields next year.

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