Greenpeace campaign snowballs

Advertisement Greenpeace UK’s arctic campaign online is using humour. They have created an online game in which polar bears try to protect their homes from encroaching BP oil rigs by throwing snowballs at them.Read UK Fundraising’s report on the campaign. Howard Lake | 15 August 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greenpeace campaign snowballs  9 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

NCH secures sole charity partnership with Nectar

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 February 2004 | News Previous charity beneficiaries of Nectar include Free Kicks, Future Forests, NSPCC, British Red Cross, and Tommy’s. Nectar was unable to disclose how much had been raised for these charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCH secures sole charity partnership with Nectar Loyalty Management UK (LMUK), the company behind the Nectar loyalty card, has chosen children’s charity NCH as its sole charitypartner for the Nectar rewards programme.NCH was selected by LMUK following an online survey which revealed that children’s charities were the most popular amongst Nectar collectors. With immediate effect, Nectar collectors can donate their points to NCH. Nectar points donated will contribute to two specific projects, ‘More Than Words’ and ‘Big Days Out’. Nectar collectors can nominate their favoured NCH project when they call the Nectar rewards hotline to donate their points. A minimum of 250 points can be donated and any multiple of 250 points thereafter. For every 250 pointsdonated, Nectar will contribute £1.25 to the Nectar Children in Our Community projects. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Call for end to not-for-profit tax confusion

first_imgCall for end to not-for-profit tax confusion  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance VAT experts at accountants UHY Hacker Young are calling for an overhaul of the ‘outdated’ and ‘unfair’ test system used to determine whether not-for profit organisations are entitled to tax reliefs.Not-for-profit educational, sporting and cultural organisations have to take a special test to qualify for the relief. However, the test for each type of body is different. Simon Newark, not-for-profit expert at accountants UHY Hacker Young, said: “Having different rules for each type of organisation is ridiculous. The rules are frequently updated but it would make it a lot easier for all charities if there were clear, uniform rules for everyone. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 September 2005 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “EU law gives member states the opportunity to choose from a list of conditions to qualify for tax relief. Rather than choosing one definition of ‘not-for profit’ and giving all organisations the samequalifying test, the UK has made it much more complicated by choosingdifferent conditions for each type of organisation.” 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.last_img read more

Small grants deadline looms

first_img Howard Lake | 1 August 2006 | News Small grants deadline looms  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland A small grants programme administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will close on 18th August. The aim of the Small Grants Programme is to develop community capacity and promote active citizenship within those areas and amongst those groups of people where vibrant community groups do not exist and where mechanisms for people to participate in community development activity are not well developed. The grants programme is subject to tight eligibility guidelines, with organisations employing paid staff not able to apply. Organisations currently in receipt of a large/main grant under any other Measure of the PEACE II Programme including the PEACE II Extension are also ineligible. Funding for the programme is under the EU Measure 2.7 Applications are being considered on a ‘rolling basis’ up to 18th August. Advertisementlast_img read more

Leading figure in fundraising dies

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Ireland A leading figure in fundraising in Northern Ireland has died after succumbing to cancer. Bryan Walliker worked for Diabetes UK for ten years and was a founding member of the Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland.Bryan’s many friends in the fundraising world have been paying homage to his contribution to fundraising and his personal support.‘Every fundraiser North and South owes Bryan a debt of gratitude. He brought respect and professionalism to fundraising and many people are proud to say that they attended at least one of his training courses,’ Paul Kane, Regional Fundraiser for Trocaire, said. Advertisementcenter_img Kate Fleck, National Director of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, said he would be sadly missed by friends and colleagues in Diabetes UK where he was a tower of strength and an inspiration to all who worked with him.On a personal level, IoF treasurer Julie Forester said he was welcoming, encouraging and suppportive. Leading figure in fundraising dies Howard Lake | 17 September 2006 | Newslast_img read more

UK Fundraising launches Institute of Fundraising National Awards blog

first_img As a sponsor and partner with the institute in the awards, UK Fundraising is producing a blog to give you more news and information on this year’s awards.We’ll be keeping you up to date with reminders of the closing date for entries, and will be profiling shortlisted fundraisers, campaigns and organisations in the lead up to the Awards Dinner at the National Convention on 9 July.In the introductory entry there is a list of all the awards and a link to the awards website where you can find all the entry criteria. Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Awards UK Fundraising launches Institute of Fundraising National Awards blog AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 February 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Charity chairman’s cycling challenge

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity chairman’s cycling challenge Howard Lake | 5 March 2008 | News Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people The chairman of a national charity for people with learning disabilities, HFT, will cycle over 1,000 miles across the UK this May to raise money for the charity’s work in providing support for over a thousand people with a wide variety of learning disabilities, including Downs Syndrome, Autism and Challenging Behaviour.Richard Barber OBE, from Kingston-upon-Thames, is marking his first year as chairman of HFT by tackling the bicycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in the HFT “From End to End” challenge.A former director of British Steel and the Corus Group, Richard will be riding together with three friends from his days at Oxford University. All four are in their mid-sixties and while Richard is riding solely for HFT the other three will also be supporting their own chosen charities.The cyclists hope to complete their challenge within three weeks, from 17th May to 7th June, riding on average 50 – 60 miles a day to cover the 1,050 mile journey.“The idea originally emerged as a joint attempt to deny our advancing years”, said Richard. “For me it is a unique way to mark my first year of chairmanship of HFT by raising funds towards its work in supporting people with learning disabilities.”“There have been days when I have thought it ludicrous to venture so far when I have seldom ridden my bike more than a half a mile into Kingston, but I am really driven by the desire to raise funds for HFT’s wonderful work for so many people with learning disabilities. Training is proceeding apace and on average I am now cycling 10 miles four times a week. We will be building up to longer rides at weekends and hope to complete at least two 50 mile rides on successive days before the end of April.”He has been given generous support by Halfords, the UK’s leading cycle and leisure solutions retailer, who have donated one of their top-of-the-range touring bikes to him after hearing about HFT and the “End to End” project.Richard, who is now retired, became chairman of HFT in October 2007, He lives in Kingston with his wife Judy, and they have two grown up children and two grandchildren.His association with HFT goes back nearly 43 years when his sister, Lucinda, became one of the first girls to be supported by the charity in 1964 as a resident of its first home at Frocester in Gloucestershire.Inspired by the level of care and support provided by HFT for Lucinda, Richard became a Trustee of the charity and has worked tirelessly to support its work for people with learning disabilities.Today HFT provides services for over 1,000 people in supported living, registered care homes, advocacy, supported employment and day services throughout the country. The charity also runs a Family Carer Support Service which provides support each year for 4,000 family carers of adults with learning disabilities.Donations can be made to support Richard’s HFT “From End to End” challenge via the Just giving website onwww.justgiving.com/richardbarber1ENDS 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fifth round of VCashpoint is now open

first_img Howard Lake | 8 December 2008 | News Fifth round of VCashpoint is now open 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.  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The fifth funding round of vcashpoint has opened. The £1 million joint HSBC and v sponsored funding initiative in England offers up to £2,500 to 16-25 year olds with “innovative ideas for projects that both benefit the community in some way, and create volunteering opportunities.”Launched in February 2007, vcashpoint has already made grants of £325,000 to 398 projects across England. These projects ranging from break-dancing classes to clothes-making sessions.The deadline for applications is 5pm on 26 January 2009.www.vinspired.com/vcashpoint AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: England Fundinglast_img read more

BIG Grants for domestic abuse survivors in Scotland

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.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 April 2011 | News Tagged with: Funding Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund is making £3 million available in Scotland to support survivors of domestic abuse and people affected by it. This is not a programme for innovative activities; instead BIG wants to support projects that replicate proven examples of multi-agency good practice.The required outcomes are: BIG Grants for domestic abuse survivors in Scotland More people who have experienced domestic abuse are in a home of their choice and are more emotionally supported;Survivors of domestic abuse have a greater sense of self worth and emotional well being.For more information e-mail [email protected] first stage application closing date is 17 June 2011.This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many articles first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK. Advertisementlast_img read more

Demand for services “outstrips small charities’ income”

first_img Howard Lake | 30 April 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Demand for services “outstrips small charities’ income” Income to small charities is not keeping track with demand for their services, figures from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s Small Charity Index show.The latest three-monthly figures – from December 2013 to February 2014 – show that 77 per cent of the 350 charities taking part in the survey reported that their statutory funding hadn’t changed in that period while 46 per cent reported no movement in their voluntary income either. However 32 per cent reported an increase in voluntary income.Over the same time 62 per cent reported an increase in demand for the services.“This steady rise in demand will at some point, probably in the not too distant future, see small charities reach breaking point,” the FSI report says. “Given small charities’ crucial role in delivering local services to local people a funding solution needs to be discussed sooner rather than later.”The report says that initiatives such as the Transition Fund  – under which £100m was set aside for distribution through the Big Lottery Fund to assist small organisations adapted to new funding environments – had simply papered over the cracks.“If the Small Charity Index is correct, these initiatives have only served to mask the deep-rooted problem that funding is flat-lining for small charities,” the report goes on.“Results from the Small Charity Index point to the need for government to continue to show their support through funding initiatives and skills development for those small charities delivering front line services through a mixture of grants and contracts.”The survey results have been published to coincide with the launch of Small Charity Week from 16-21 June. Now in its fifth year, the programme for 2014 includes a ‘policy day’ (offering small charities across the UK the chance to meet with and engage with policy makers, commissioners and influencers to discuss the issues affecting them) a fundraising day and a volunteering day. Tagged with: recession Research / statistics small charities 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.last_img read more

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