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Monday, 26 November 2012

Charity Links 26/11/12

UK charity, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, is approaching charity donation via crowdfunding with its new website called Pledgeit.

For more information, please click on the following link: http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/news-item/pledgend-born

Over the past 2 years Uni Baggage has donated to Shelter, Cash For Kids and Comic Relief. Uni Baggage supports charity events such as the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show among others.
Uni Baggage need to choose a charity this year and need your help in deciding who this should be. If you could please take a few minutes to pop us an email with the charity you think we should donate to this year that would be great. This closes on the 24th December 2012.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://unibaggage.com/student-baggage/blog/index.php/uni-baggages-charity-year/

Eroticon 2013, the UK's only conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers is thrilled to announce the sexual health charity Brook as their charity of the year for their 2013 event. A proportion of all ticket sales will be donated to the charity.

GOLFERS have raised more than £25,000 in support of dementia sufferers. Members of Nizel's Golf and Country Club in Hildenborough selected the Alzheimer's Society as its chosen charity for 2012.

Port bosses pledge charity cash bonanza. Over the last five years, it has donated £30k a year to charitable groups through a fund at the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. But the new Port of Tyne Community Action Fund will see that sum greatly increased.

Deloitte is in the process of nominating new charity partners for the next three years. Charities we hope to have a real and lasting impact with – like we have had with our existing partners. For the last three years we have had phenomenal success with our National Charity Partners, Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and CHILDREN with CANCER UK. In total, we have raised more than £1.8m, provided more than 3,000 hours of pro-bono support.

An MVNO which aims to give 25% of its profits and 10% of customer spend to charity has been launched today. The People's Operator (TPO), which has been launched in partnership with MVNO aggregator Transatel on the Orange and T-Mobile networks.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20394691

A roofing company is celebrating after raising their biggest ever total for Children in Need. Employees at Paul Strank Roofing, based in Wimbledon, have raised £23,010.40 after a year-long fundraising effort.

Claire's Accessories launch UNICEF partnership. Claire's Accessories have launched a new jewellery collection to raise money for UNICEF, with £1 from each sale going to the children's charity.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.contactmusic.com/news/claire-s-accessories-launch-unicef-partnership_3376492

SiteVisibility launches £25k “Community Digital Marketing Fund” for Sussex based Charities.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.sitevisibility.co.uk/blog/category/csr-sustainability/


Lottery Funding

Keighley job training organisation Confianza has also benefited from the latest round of grants from the Big Lottery Fund. ... Both grants are part of a £110, 000 payout for community groups in Bradford district from the lottery's Awards For All programme.

£612000 lottery windfall for community charities. Some 83 charities across the South West have received grants from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) to help pay for projects. The funding comes from BIG's Awards For All programme, which offers grants of between £300 and £10,000.

Silver surfers gain IT awards. Residents at the Nehemiah UCHA's Henry Court have been taking part in basic computer skills training during a ten-week course, funded as part of a share of £136,324 from Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/silver-surfers-gain-it-awards-1000485.html

Portrush Community Playgroup is one of 15 groups across Northern Ireland awarded grants totalling almost £130,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Energy Efficient Venues programme. The programme is now closed for applications.

A GROUP which helps people with dementia become more active is one of 48 projects in the North East to receive lottery funding. The Big Lottery Fund, which distributes lottery good cause funding, has awarded £5,164 to Teetime.

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller was pleased to hear that the Disability Challengers Basingstoke Youthscheme has just been awarded £4,500 from the Big Lottery Fund.

A PROJECT to create a community play zone in central Greenock has been awarded nearly £200,000 of lottery cash. Greenock Central Residents Action Group are receiving a grant of £193,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Our Place programme.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.inverclydenow.com/news/local/8404-delight-at-lottery-cash-for-playpark-project

Atlantic Islands Centre for Luing: biggest investment in island's history. This grant is in addition to the £754,910 already awarded by the Big Lottery Fund to build and staff the Centre, the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund award of £72,256 to make the Centre energy efficient and low maintenance.

More than 100 clubs and associations across Staffordshire and the West Midlands have received a slice of the cash which is paying for an assortment of good causes. The Big Lottery Fund announced the funding in its latest round of Awards For All grants.

A total of £112,247 has been handed out to community groups across the Bradford district from the Big Lottery Fund's popular small grants programme, Awards for All.

Huge £2.3m boost for Newmains. Newmains Community Trust is delighted to be awarded the Big Lottery Fund grant to build a new Community Hub etc.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://news.biglotteryfund.org.uk/pr_161112_sco_op_newmans_community?regioncode=-sco

Young Carers welcome Big Lottery Fund to Skye. The group were recently awarded a grant of £358,054 from Big Lottery Fund Scotland's Supporting 21st Century Life programme.


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