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Funding call announced for older peoples projects in Ireland

first_img  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Funding call announced for older peoples projects in Ireland Tagged with: Funding Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Foundation for Ireland has opened another round of funding for projects which support older people.The Older Persons’ Fund will provide grants of up to €7,500 to organisations working towards the inclusion of older people in active citizenship roles and the same level of grant for supporting older peoples’ engagement in advocacy.The Older Person’s Fund says it is seeking to realise the benefits of changing demographics by building a long term sustainable fund to support older people’s voices at a local and national level and their capacity to engage fully in all strands of society.In line with this goal, the mission of The Older Persons’ Fund will be to support strategic community based and national activities promoting older people as active citizens and advocates – including influencing policy, community decision-making processes, leadership, negotiation and other ways to give greater “voice” to older people.The Older Persons’ Fund was set up with an initial investment of €3m provided by the Community Foundation (€1m) and The Atlantic Philanthropies (€2m).Full criteria for the Fund can be found on the Community Foundation for Ireland’s website along with the online application form.The deadline for applications is the 16 September 2016.  37 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 August 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Rory McElroy explains his motivation for giving to charity

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 December 2017 | News  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Rory McElroy explains his motivation for giving to charity Advertisement Photo: Rory McElroy by Tour Pro Golf Clubs on Flickr.comcenter_img Golfer Rory McElroy in an interview on philanthropy for Coutts ‘Million Pound Donor Report 2017’ says that today’s philanthropists are almost duty bound to encourage the next wave of donors.‘I think there will be enormous challenges for philanthropy in the years ahead – just as there were challenges in the past’, he said.‘Essentially, I believe that today’s philanthropists are almost duty-bound, by engagement and proactivity, to bring along the next wave of donors,’ he added.The former world’s number one golfer said there are many people and institutions able and ready to donate, and the challenge for those with a little influence is to highlight philanthropy’s relevance and necessary place in today’s society.SEE ALSO: Coutts Million Pound Donors Report shows record high of £1.86bn donated in 2016McElroy said that a trip to Haiti in 2011 in the aftermath of the earthquake prompted him to think more about the philanthropy and the role he could play.“Golf and golfers were by no means a priority in Haiti in 2011 but I was struck by the welcome I received and generosity from people who had lost everything and had little or nothing to give.“It was probably around the time of that visit, or soon after, that I really began to think seriously about ways I could give something back to help change the lives of young people, whether at home or further afield,” he added.McElroy said that his first significant donation was to the Cancer Fund for Children, following an approach to Barry Funston, his Foundation’s CEO, by the Fund. McElroy said he committed to funding to help complete the Fund’s new respite centre and pledged a further €1.2 million for a new respite centre on Ireland’s west coast.He said: “I can foresee inevitable changes in direction for my Foundation in the years to come and indeed, one of our latest projects has seen the Foundation begin to expand its work beyond the UK and Ireland by becoming involved with Sport Changes Life, a charity which brings Americans to Ireland and the UK to help coach and train young people.”McElroy’s message for potential philanthropists is: “embrace it and reap the really positive rewards.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  181 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Celebrity Major gift Northern Irelandlast_img read more

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10 fundraising tea events taking place across the year

first_imgThere’s still time to get involved in Wales’ Biggest Tea Party! ?Get together with friends and family, in work, school or your local community hall to hold a charity tea party or coffee morning for Welsh Hearts and help save lives in Wales! pic.twitter.com/Msr3h5f5XU— Welsh Hearts (@WelshHearts) March 14, 2018Welsh Hearts Wales’ Biggest Tea Party 2018Welsh Hearts holds its Wales Biggest Tea Party this month, but events can be held during March or any date during the Spring to suit. It is supported by celebrities Ruth Madoc, Max Boyce, Bonnie Tyler, Suzanne Packer, Sue Charles and Chris Needs. Melanie May | 19 March 2018 | News Put the kettle on for human rights Nov 2 & host an #AmnesTEA! Sign up for your free pack today: https://t.co/ooyHkEzYtN pic.twitter.com/QTDJqUuyVj— Amnesty Ireland (@AmnestyIreland) October 5, 2017Amnesty AmnesTeaEach year Amnesty invites supporters to hold an AmnesTea event to raise funds to help it in its fight for human rights.  346 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 Cats Protection Pawsome Afternoon TeaCelebrity chef and French patissier Eric Lanlard is supporting Cats Protection’s Pawsome Tea this year. The event launched in 2017 and Cats Protection is now inviting the cat-loving public to sign up for this year’s event so they can plan to host their own tea parties in April. Breast Cancer Haven would like to give a huge thank you to Fulham @LondonFire for supporting the London Big Tea Cosy. We hope you enjoyed your tea and cakes. pic.twitter.com/5qQDBR7mUY— Breast Cancer Haven (@BreastCancerH) March 1, 2018Breast Cancer Haven The Big Tea CosyBreast Cancer Haven holds The Big Tea Cosy during March, which asks people to make a brew to support people with the condition. Its supporters include Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, Para Olympian Ellie Simmonds, and rugby player Danny Care. Fundraising tea parties are a popular way of encouraging people to support a cause or charity. Here is a selection of the charity tea parties that take place across the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis35 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Get together with friends or work colleagues for a Blooming Great Tea Party. Fundraise for Marie Curie Nurses: https://t.co/bmtXz9OKUl pic.twitter.com/lIuZJj60A3— Marie Curie (@mariecurieuk) May 23, 2017Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea PartyMarie Curie will hold its Blooming Great Tea Party this summer and is asking people to sign up with details to follow. The event launched in 2008 and last year’s was launched by Mel Giedroyc.center_img We’ve got great news, the Family Fund tea party is back!! But with a twist – This year it’s all about the Messy Tea Party.Sign up today – https://t.co/HVkgFY3vKH #MTP18 pic.twitter.com/5HKvlLDn5h— Family Fund (@FamilyFund) January 13, 2018Family Fund Messy Tea PartyFamily Fund held its Messy Tea Party event from 1-8 March, asking people to get the whole family involved in baking cakes and hosting a tea party. 10 fundraising tea events taking place across the year Make your office pawsome this April! Sign up to hold your very own #PawsomeTea to raise funds for cats: https://t.co/TsfvfPndMD. We’ll send you your very own pack to help collect cash for the kitty! pic.twitter.com/8gbkKeymcx— Cats Protection (@CatsProtection) March 15, 2018 Advertisement [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apVlJHIzdas[/youtube]Mencap Big Tea PartyMencap’s Big Tea Party took place on 8 November last year, and saw lots of friends, families, schools and workplaces hold a fundraising tea party. People can still sign up to host their own. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sloDdsGlM18[/youtube]Blue Cross Paws for TeaBlue Cross’s Paws for Tea takes place on 11 May and to reflect the special role pets play in our lives, this year’s theme is Best Friends. #Thankyou to our #supersupporters for hosting some choc-tastic #bigchoctea events! https://t.co/vGu92JoHs8 pic.twitter.com/FaYdgJKizv— Big Chocolate Tea (@bigchoctea) May 23, 2017Sick Children’s Trust Big Choc TeaThe Sick Children’s Trust goes chocola-tea in May but people can hold their Big Choc Tea at any time in the year. It asks people to raise £30 to support a family for one night in keeping them together when a child is ill.  345 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas Share an Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Care – it’s a treat to share and show you care https://t.co/OxzCzfvKd2 #BCCAfternoonTea pic.twitter.com/Ga6EI84UI8— Breast Cancer Care (@BCCare) May 20, 2017Breast Cancer Care Afternoon TeaBreast Cancer Care is asking people to hold an Afternoon Tea for it again this year. These teas can be held at any time during the year.last_img read more

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Celebrity round up for July 2018

first_imgCelebrity round up for July 2018 Here are five of the causes currently receiving celebrity support, from actors, musicians, a historian, a weather presenter, and one very famous car. The Bridge’s Porsche & WaterAidThe 1977 Porsche 911S from Scandi-noir series The Bridge, is to be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July at Goodwood, with proceeds going to WaterAid, courtesy of the producers of the series, Filmlance, part of Endemol Shine Group, and Nimbus Films. Tagged with: Celebrity  362 total views,  2 views today Ray Winstone & EHAATRay Winstone, Patron of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has done a day of volunteering for the charity. The screen and TV star donated a day of his time to film videos and record messages that will be used over the coming year to boost support for EHAAT across Essex and Hertfordshire. Sean Batty & STV Children’s AppealSTV weather presenter Sean Batty is jetting off to Shetland for a day of tea parties to raise funds for children affected by poverty in Scotland. Sean Batty’s Tunnock’s Tea Party, supported by Loganair, will see him enjoy a cuppa – or several – as he joins Shetland locals for tea parties and other fun events on Wednesday 29 August, all in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal. STV will be filming Sean’s day on the island for its special Appeal programming later this year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_img David Starkey & Kent Mining Heritage FoundationHistorian, author and TV personality David Starkey has become the first Patron of the Kent Mining Heritage Foundation (KMHF). The Foundation is helping build the Kent Mining Museum, a Green Energy Centre and upgrade the leisure and recreation facilities at the old Betteshanger Colliery site, as part of the Betteshanger Project. The project is already in its first phase, and includes a new £9.5m Visitor Centre, encompassing the Kent Mining Museum and Green Energy Centre. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCo-FCYdKM[/youtube]Celebrities & Send a CowA band of well-known faces have joined together to raise awareness of Burundi. The film created by international development charity Send a Cow and includes musician Bob Geldof, actresses Jane Horrocks and Michelle Keegan, and television presenters Michaela Strachan and Prue Leith. The one minute video entitled Unheard Voices tells the story of Dionésie; a mother of four living in the remote hills of Burundi and tells her story of hunger, hard work and hope through the voices of 16 actors, presenters, comedians, writers and musicians, all of whom volunteered their time. The charity’s latest campaign, which features the video, seeks to raise awareness of the issues facing people in the small African country of Burundi and encourage more support as Send a Cow launches a new project in the country. Advertisement Melanie May | 10 July 2018 | News  363 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Visualisation of thematic trends in funding wins 360Giving challenge

first_img A visualisation of the thematic trends in funding has won the 360Giving Data Visualisation Challenge.The competition launched earlier this year, run by 360Giving and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It offered cash prizes for new, creative uses of the 360Giving open dataset, which provides information on over 290,000 grants worth £24 billion from 92 funders including the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and the Wellcome Trust.Announced on 21 September, data visualisation engineer from Barcelona, Xavi Gimenez won the first prize of £6,000 for using a type of natural language processing to discover the funders of hidden themes from the documents and structured data available via 360Giving’s GrantNav platform about grants made since 1998. Main image: from Xavi Gimenez’s winning entry.  169 total views,  1 views today  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: competition data databases Funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Visualisation of thematic trends in funding wins 360Giving challenge The second prize of £4,000 went to Victòria Oliveres for her From funder to user visualisation, which mapped grants to user-led organisations, while the third prize of £2,000 was awarded to Funding trends by Oliver Carrington and João Silva, which is an interactive web app visualising data from 360Giving and the Charity Commission to present key funding trends and a dedicated dashboard for each of over 70 funders.The fourth prize of £750 went to Suraj Vadgama’s Slice & Dice: a tool to explore GrantNav searches visually. A Special Judges Award, and two Creative Mentions also received prizes of £2,000 and £750 respectively, while the remaining 28 entries received were awarded between £100 and £500 for their work.Will Perrin, Chair of the judging panel, said:“Xavi’s beautiful visualisation allows you to leap right into large complex datasets and understand what’s been funded. Underneath the interactive graphics lies some excellent coding and Xavi’s talent demonstrates the power of open grants data.”Judge Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab and author, added:“From forests of grantmakers to emoji-based trend analysis, the 360Giving data visualisation challenge reveals a creative public interest in even the most basic financial data on philanthropy. Applicants tried many things from topic modeling to scissors and paste to communicate the size, reach, age and interests of grantmakers in the UK. A great start – I hope this visualisation challenge successfully provokes more questions, more data and more engagement with the information.” Melanie May | 25 September 2018 | Newslast_img read more

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Anfield bakery on a roll following charity investment

first_img Howard Lake | 19 March 2019 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A Liverpool community bakery, knowns for its Scouse and Shankly pies, has received investment from a social impact business to meet a surge in demand for its award-winning produce.Homebaked, a co-operative bakery and café in between Everton and Anfield, produces 3,000 pies, 300 sausage rolls, 250 loaves and 250 scones a week. It won 10 medals in this year’s British Pie Awards.Its ‘Shankly’ pie is made with steak, bacon, mushroom and onion, and ‘Scouse’ pie contains a beef stew. The ‘Blue’ pie is made with steak and cheese. The bakery supplies Liverpool Football Club with 700 pies per game.Social enterprise fundingFaced with a growth in demand, Homebaked applied for £61,000 to First Ark Social Investment (FASI), which provides a blend of grant and unsecured loan finance for charities and social organisations in the North West of England, and investments of between £50,000 and £150,000.The funding will be used to enable the bakery to:become a larger wholesale producerexpand the increasingly-popular caféattend more marketscreate new rolesoffer more volunteer placements and training courses.The investment for Homebaked is made up of a grant of £15,500 and a loan of £45,500.It claims that for every £1 invested a social return of £20.37 will be generated. Tagged with: Funding social enterprise social finance MentoringFirst Ark Social Investment also mentored Homebaked in drafting a business plan and helped write an application to access £14,000 from The Reach Fund, a national grant programme that helps charities and social enterprises raise investment.Benefits of the investment:•                 A healthy eating course for children will be created•                 Space has been created to run regular community baking courses•                 3 permanent part-time jobs, 20 volunteer placements and 10 work placements for young people will be organised•                 For every £1 invested a social return of £20.37 will be generatedSally-Anne Watkiss, Treasurer of Homebaked, said:“Investment has given us a chance to grow, employ more people, bake more produce and more importantly re-invest in Anfield and its residents.“The funding from First Ark Social Investment has made a huge difference because we need to expand our premises to cope with demand. We’re now renting an industrial space in Bootle which was previously a food business, so the right kit is already installed. We’ve also been able to buy extra tables, shelves, a mixer, an oven, a fridge and freezer, as we want to scale-up production and extend our café to welcome more customers.”Leann Hearne, Group Chief Executive of First Ark Group, added:“We supported this stand-out project, during the investment period, with guidance when applying for investment from our funds and social value monitoring. Homebaked is so much more than a bakery and a café, it’s an educational, social and training hub and does everything from teaching the community about healthy eating, to backing ongoing local community initiatives. This year it has also provided produce for ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’, a unique partnership between the Everton Supporters’ Trust and the Spirit of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters Union, to tackle the foodbank shortages.” Advertisementcenter_img  204 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  203 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Anfield bakery on a roll following charity investmentlast_img read more

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IoF’s Change Collective to host workshops to help make fundraising more inclusive

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 The Institute of Fundraising is hosting a series of workshops designed to help make the profession more equal, diverse and inclusive. It is inviting BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers to help co-create programmes that will help achieve this, based on lived experience.The Change Collective, announced in November 2018, was created to deliver the Institute’s Manifesto for Change, which was developed by its Independent Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Tagged with: diversity inclusion [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ_485Qocqs[/youtube] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Priority areasThe first workshop will be held on 15th July. The Institute is asking BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers  to be a part of the event, which is designed to inform and co-create the Institute’s approach to Affinity Networks and Role model programmes. These were identified as priority activities within its Manifesto for Change.This workshop will be led and delivered by Joy Warmington and Cheryl Garvey, of brap, the charity which helps people, communities, and the organisations that serve them “turn equality into reality”.There is no charge to attend. Reasonable expenses are on offer from the Institute, should travel costs prevent a delegate from attending.Joy Warmington, Chief Executive, brap, explained the significance of the workshop. She said: “We are really looking forward to supporting this day and enabling the ideas of fundraisers whose voices are often marginalised to be heard.  We anticipate that this will be an event which will kickstart the co-creation process between the Institute of Fundraising and fundraisers from the BAME, differently-abled and LGBT+ community, so that we can work together to get the right programmes to grow a more diverse and inclusive profession.“Please come along – there is room for honesty, creativity and for action which moves this agenda forward.”Sufina Ahmad, Chair of the expert panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, said: “This workshop takes the IoF’s approach of embedding lived experience of prejudice and underrepresentation in the development of its Manifesto for Change to the next level of granularity.“We need BAME fundraisers, disabled fundraisers and LGBT+ fundraisers to come together to co-create two important initiatives identified by the EDI Panel – Affinity networks and a role model programme. Please do get involved.”  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 May 2019 | News IoF’s Change Collective to host workshops to help make fundraising more inclusive Institute of Fundraising’s Diversity Fund opens for applications (3 April 2019)  189 total views,  1 views today WATCH: Institute of Fundraising – Change Collectivelast_img read more

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Daily Mail publisher pays Interpal £120k in libel damages

first_img Daily Mail and MailOnline publisher Associated Newspapers has paid £120,000 in damages to Interpal over its false allegations of terrorism and extremism.Associated Newspapers has published full apologies and paid £120,000 in libel damages to the trustees of Interpal, a UK-based registered charity that provides relief and development aid to Palestinians in need. Associated Newspapers will also be paying the trustees’ legal costs.The trustees’ complaint related to articles published last year on 2 and 15 August 2018, which alleged that Interpal had supported a “hate festival” in Gaza in which children acted out the murder of Jewish people. However while Interpal and others had donated to the festival, it did not fund or support the play, had no prior knowledge of it and condemned both the play and the activities it depicted as soon as they became aware of it.The 15 August article also referred to Interpal having been listed in the United States as a “specially designated global terrorist organisation”.However, the US designation had been made back in 2003 and has always been strongly contested by Interpal and the trustees while investigations by the Commission have found no reason to alter its charitable status.Two full apologies have been published on MailOnline, one on the MailOnline App, and prominently in the print edition of the Daily Mail. In apologising unreservedly to the Trustees, MailOnline accepted that “neither Interpal, nor its trustees, have ever been involved in or provided support for terrorist activity of any kind.”Speaking after the resolution of the libel complaint, Ibrahim Hewitt, the Chairman of the trustees, said:“Interpal and the trustees welcome the decision taken by Associated Newspapers both to apologise formally and pay a suitable sum in damages, in recognition of the gravity of the falsehoods that were published. The timing and amount of the settlement are particularly noteworthy within the context of the ongoing wider agenda to politicise humanitarian aid to Palestinians. We hope that this significant success will encourage commentators and others to take seriously their responsibility for reporting unbiased, accurate information to the general public and service providers.”  341 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Daily Mail publisher pays Interpal £120k in libel damages  342 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 17 June 2019 | News Tagged with: Finance medialast_img read more

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WWF-UK launches first tribute fund

first_img“We are delighted to have created this website for WWF on our inMem™ platform. As part of the grieving process, many people want to do something special to remember a loved one when they die. Raising money through a dedicated charity tribute fund is a great way to do that and is also good for their chosen charity.”  425 total views,  2 views today WWF-UK has launched a tribute fund website where people can create a page in memory of relatives and friends, while also raising funds for the charity.Its first tribute fund, the website was created following enquiries from WWF-UK supporters asking how they could remember and celebrate a loved one’s memory and help to raise money for the charity’s work in their name.The site was built using marketing agency WPNC’s inMemTM platform, which lets people create a tribute page and raise funds with it through a simple user interface.  Melanie May | 31 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 WWF-UK launches first tribute fund Tagged with: in memoriam About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The platform can be branded to charity guidelines, is linked to social media and encourages users to share pages and fundraising efforts via their social channels.Maria Dyson, Legacy and In-Memory Supporter Manager at WWF-UK, said: “We’re excited to be able to offer the online tribute fund platform, which forms part of our wider drive to significantly boost the presence of our in-memory donation tools digitally.“We hope the tribute fund service will greatly improve our supporter experience at a difficult time, and also help us to raise funds for our vital work to create a better future for nature and people.”Vicky Reeves, Managing Director Digital at WPNC, added: Advertisement  426 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22last_img read more

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2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize winners announced

first_img2019 Individual Philanthropy Award winners World Heart Beat Music Academy (left to right) Sal Goldsmith, Nick Thomlinson and Sahana Gero. Photo by James Allan. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. He became involved in the pitch for the new space, investing time and expertise, and following the successful pitch, personally donated £37,500 in September 2018 – his first meaningful gift to an arts organisation – and worked closely with the team on the capital fundraising campaign leading to gifts and a widening of World Heart Beat’s prospect pipeline. He has personally secured donations of between £1,000 and £10,000 from individuals, despite initially being reluctant to be involved in asking for people for gifts.Sahana Gero, Founder and Artistic Director, World Heart Beat Music Academy, said:“We’re delighted to have won the Individual Award. It’s fantastic to celebrate Nick Thomlinson’s philanthropy – he has been so generous, making a major gift to our capital project and getting actively involved with our fundraising campaign. Nick embodies the true definition of the word ‘philanthropy’ and we really appreciate his support. Individual donations are a vital cornerstone of our work – we couldn’t achieve all that we do without them.”Nick Thomlinson, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 21 November 2019 | News 2019 Corporate Award winners Candoco Dance Company (left to right) Lucy Fox, Annie-Rose Grantham and Jo Royce. Photo by James Allan.  342 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Achates Philanthropy Foundation have announced that World Heart Beat Music Academy and Nick Thomlinson have won this year’s Individual Philanthropy Award, with Candoco Dance Company & ASOS winning the Corporate Award.The winners of the 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize, which celebrates first-time supporters of the arts in the UK, were announced on 19 November at a special event at London’s Rich Mix and presented by cultural philanthropist, Hannah Rothschild CBE.World Heart Beat provides grassroots, non-selective, richly diverse, music education programmes for children from a vast array of backgrounds. The organisation was introduced to Nick Thomlinson by a trustee who thought his experience in property would make him a good contact as it began a pitch for a new music education centre and venue in Nine Elms. Thomlinson met with founder and Artistic Director, Sahana Gero, and came to a number of events including a concert at Speakers House. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy “How wonderful to have won a Prize that is shining a light on the importance of individual philanthropy for the Arts. I never saw myself as a major donor and certainly never envisaged getting involved in fundraising. However, World Heart Beat Music Academy is a wonderful charity that’s making a real difference to the lives of young people. Once I got involved, I couldn’t step away – I realised I was hooked!”Winners of the Corporate Award, Candoco Dance Company and ASOS met at the 2018 Paralympics in Seoul where ASOS was an official supporter, responsible for designing and creating the formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB, and Candoco performed as part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations. 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize winners announced Main image: 2019 Individual Philanthropy Award winners and judges. Photo by James Allan.  341 total views,  5 views today Candoco and ASOS developed a partnership to bring to life their shared values around promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity. The ASOS + Candoco Dance Company Training Intensive, a two-week residential for 15 disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 18-30, aimed to increase opportunities to train in an inclusive environment. ASOS offered significant financial support to develop this pilot, as well as gifting clothing for participants. The partnership took a dynamic and collaborative approach to communications and social media, with Candoco featuring on the ASOS Instagram Stories feed on numerous occasions.The winning arts organisations in each category receive a £5,000 grant, and their nominated individual or company becomes the custodian of one of the two prize sculptures by British artist, Peter Brooke-Ball MRBS, for the year.Founder of the Prize, Caroline McCormick, said: “Culture belongs to and is the responsibility of us all. If a gift of money is one of the manifestations of a successful relationship, then the Achates Philanthropy Prize is a barometer of how well arts organisations are working with their audiences. 2019 is the fourth year of the Prize, and I can genuinely say that the ground is shifting. “We saw a 65% increase in nominations this year – covering every art form, organisational scale and geographical region – but most importantly we saw the highest quality of nominations to date. So to those of you who won tonight as well as all of those who were shortlisted – congratulations and thank you – you are exemplars to the sector and are building a campaign for real change in the arts.”Hackney Shed, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Northern Ireland Opera, Streatham Space & Writing West Midlands also received inaugural Achates Philanthropy Prize Bursaries at the event. The bursaries will offer the five arts organisations a bespoke masterclass to support the development of their fundraising. This is the first in a series of national initiatives to be launched and led by the Ambassadors, a group of experienced arts professionals.last_img read more