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Friday, 16 November 2012

Charity Links 16/11/12



Donations to charity fell by 20% this year due to the household income squeeze. The public gave £1.7billion less in the year to April than they did in the previous 12 months - a fall of 15% in cash terms and a fifth after inflation. The report, based on a survey of 3,000 people, was compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20304267

Norwich charities received over £1m this year from Children in Need - but has it helped?

Douglas Macmillan Hospice's charity superstore raises £250000 in first year.

Newmarket-based insurance broker Hastings Direct is appealing for nominations for a new charity partner that the company's staff can work with and fund raise for over the next two years. Any local registered charity can apply for consideration.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/latest-news/company-seeks-charity-partner-1-4485227
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.insurancedaily.co.uk/2012/11/14/hastings-direct-seeks-local-charity-partner/

Tenovus chosen as the official charity of the 2013 Snowdonia Marathon Eryri, a challenge regarded as one of the toughest and most picturesque in the UK.

Maxwell Hodge nominate Nugent Care as their Charity of the Year.

Devizes café serves up £500 funds for charity.

Suffolk: Charity donations fall over past 12 months.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_charity_donations_fall_over_past_12_months_1_1692416

JDRF and Build-A-Bear Workshops® Charity Partnership.

UCLan helps combat child malnutrition through charity partnership. University of Central Lancashire collaborates with Abaseen Foundation charity.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/uclan_helps_combat_child_malnutrition.php

Bank Workers Charity (BWC) work in partnership with Turn2us to provide instant access to an online benefits calculator and grants search.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://uk.mg40.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=8142bppue34dq

Epsom MP Chris Grayling has named The Sunnybank Trust, in Epsom, as his local cause for 2013.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10044127.MP_selects_charity_to_support_in_2013/

Players and staff at Finchley Rugby Club have chosen the North London Hospice as their charity of the year. Fundraising has already started, with a number of coaches growing moustaches for Movember - proceeds will be split between Cancer Research and North London Hospice.

Sainsbury's Bishop's Stortford Celebrates their new Charity of the Year partnership with Herts Air Ambulance.

Northwards Housing begins their search for their Charity of the Year.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.northwardshousing.co.uk/news_publications/inthenews/charity.htm

Centrepoint is Taylor Wimpey's chosen national charity and they also work closely with St Edmunds Society as the organisation's partnership charity in the East Anglia region.

Football Memories chosen as SPL charity partner
Weatherseal and the 12 Scottish Premier League clubs today announced that Football Memories, an Alzheimer Scotland project, has been selected by supporters to benefit from the league’s first official Charity Weekend.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.scotprem.com/content/default.asp?page=s2&newsid=11838

A Domino’s Pizza store in Llanelli has started a fundraising project where they ask customers to donate unwanted books in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance charity. Based on Bridge Street in Llanelli, this Domino’s Pizza store has already created quite a buzz for this unique charity partnership.

The ladies of the South Yorkshire fire brigade have been even braver than usual, stripping off to take part in a scantily clad photo shoot for a calender to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Fire Fighters Charity.

A Cardiff student and her friends have stripped off in a naked calendar to raise money for a brain tumour charity after her mother was diagnosed with the disease.


Lottery Funding

Newmains Community Trust project gets £2m Lottery grant. The grant for Newmains Community Trust is one of the largest ever awarded by the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland. It will pay for a new facility in the former mining village which can offer space for young and older people and outreach services.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20355728  

A green-fingered children’s community group was given a hand up with a four-figure award from a national lottery fund.
Boddam Playgroup, which provides care for three to five-year-old children in the Banff and Buchan area, was given £1505 from The Communities and Families Fund, which is part of The Big Lottery Fund.

A grant of £109,091 has been awarded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) to a project to improve the physical and mental well-being of older people around Liverpool.

Big Lottery boost for Cumbrian family support charity. A large grant has been awarded to Singleton (Fylde) Village Hall, which will use its award of £345,969 to refurbish the hall.

Handful Productions is one of 19 groups across Northern Ireland awarded grants totalling over £141,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_141112_ni_c4a_from_culture_for_all?regioncode=-uk

TWO Blackburn with Darwen charities have won almost £500,000 from the National Lottery to help ‘forgotten adults’ find work and keep refugee families together.

Eight Midland projects share Big Lottery Fund boost.

Lottery funding for 2 charities. A charity which supports families across the North East who are coping with the loss of a loved one through suicide has been awarded more than £400,000. If U Care Share Foundation, based in Chester-le-Street, is one of two organisations that benefit.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/regional/lottery-funding-for-two-charities-1-5124679

4000 families to benefit from lottery grant given to Wessex Autistic Society.
Wessex Autistic Society is one of 5 charitable organisations in the south west to receive a slice of a £1.3million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

A local youth project has been awarded £292,236 from the Big Lottery Fund to provide assistance to young carers, aged 12-18 years over the next three years.


Mayor Charity of the Year

The Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor George Simons is hosting the second of his charity coffee mornings in the reception room at the town hall, in Bridge Street, on Monday, 19 November between 10am and noon.

A tea dance held by Frome's mayor Pippa Goldfinger has raised nearly £800 for her chosen charities.

MS South Tyneside is one of three local charities supported this year by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Eileen Leask, through the annual Mayor's Charity Fund.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/community/charity-to-party-at-town-hall-1-5123176

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