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The GSK IMPACT Awards 2016
The GSK IMPACT Awards for 2016, run by The King's Fund and GlaxoSmithKline, are now open for applications. The awards aim to recognise and reward the effort of small and medium charities working in health-related fields in the UK. There will be 10 winners, each receiving a £30,000 award and training worth £6,000, plus 10 runners-up, each getting £3,000. Applicants must be charities registered in the UK, with annual income between £25,000 and £2m. Applications will be judged on their IMPACT: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community Focus, and Targeting Needs. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25th September 2015. For more information, please see the King's Fund site.
Young London professionals keen to give more to voluntary sector
Most young full-time workers in London want to spend more of their time volunteering, according to a new study. A survey of under-35s working in the capital found 53 per cent want to volunteer more than they do, rising to 60 per cent among 18 to 24 year olds. The number falls to 35 per cent among over-55s, the oldest age group in the survey. The study was carried out by the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School, commissioned by City Philanthropy and drawing on a YouGov survey of more than 1,000 Londoners. Nearly half of under-35s agreed employees are looking for companies that aim for social and environmental value as well as business success and profit. Current and recent workplace schemes and initiatives were second to friends as the largest influence on the giving and volunteering of the under-35s surveyed, with 26 per cent mentioning its positive influence. More to Give: London Millennials Working Towards a Better World found about four-fifths of respondents already give money to charity. However, over 35 per cent of under-35s want to give more. Under-35s were also interested in new ways of giving, with 21 per cent interested in alternatives…
Viral campaigns fuel £21m growth in mass participation fundraising
Income from the 25 biggest fundraising mass participation events grew by more than £21m in 2014, although the ice bucket challenge and no makeup selfie campaign accounted for the vast majority of the growth. Together the top 25 mass participation fundraising events raised £154m for charity in 2014, according to data compiled by events company Massive. The top three events were the same as last year. Cancer Research UK’s Race for life came first, raising £51.5m. Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning came second, raising £25.1m and Movember came third, raising £11m. The no makeup selfie campaign was fourth, raising £8m for CRUK, and the ice bucket challenge was sixth and twelfth, raising £6.8m for the MND Association and £3.8m for Macmillan. Read the rest of this article at Civil Society.
Fundraising regulation review panel sets out consultation questions
The panel established to review the self-regulation system for fundraising has set out questions for consultation. Views are invited on the specific questions put forward, and any other related issues. Stakeholders are asked: 1. What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the current self-regulatory set up? Do you believe self-regulation continues to be an appropriate approach to regulating fundraising? 2. What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the bodies currently involved in self-regulation? 3. What changes, if any, do you believe should be made to the current self-regulatory structure? 4. What do you consider the most effective ways to ensure coverage of and compliance with a self-regulatory regime? Read the rest of this article at Charity Times.
Trusts and foundations 'are too centred on London and the South East of England', says DSC report
Grant making trusts and foundations focus too heavily on London and the South East of England over the rest of the UK, according to a new report by the Directory of Social Change. The research published in a report entitled Sector Insight: Trusts and Foundations 2015, found that total grants from foundations were worth around £3bn a year - a return to pre-recession levels of giving. The report focuses specifically on the 2,497 UK grant makers who appear in the DSC Directory of Grant-Making Trusts, which are responsible for around £2.65bn, 88 per cent of the overall worth. It found that approximately £1.88bn worth of grants are made in the UK a year, of which 69 per cent are designated for distribution anywhere within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. But the report finds that of the other 31 per cent, the vast majority of grant money is distributed in England and, more specifically, in and around London. In the last year, £418m was allocated by trusts and foundations to England while only £80m was given to Scotland, £65m to Wales and £3m to Northern Ireland. Read the rest of this article at Civil Society.