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Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

  Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK. As Corry and Streets state – grant makers’ […]

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time, in any problem area. From nearly 2,000 applications, four finalists have been selected, and are due to present their solutions at a live event in […]

A Better Way to Support Victims?

Recently the UK has had to cope with several tragic incidents which have shocked the country to its core – the attack at Manchester Arena, the attack on London Bridge and the Grenfell Tower disaster, to name but three. In the true spirit of generosity, the public response has been fantastic with campaigns such as […]

Exploring the World of Sports Stars’ Charities

The UK’s charity sector is complemented by an increasing number of Foundations established by sports stars. The variety of these Foundations reflects the diversity, success and charitable spirit of today’s UK athletes. Over the years, there have been notable successes, including The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which provides opportunities for disadvantaged young people and recorded […]

Giving through gaming – a cutting edge initiative?

Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with. This could be due to several factors, yet the increasing competition from the growing amount of charities[1] is undoubtedly an issue in securing both funding and the public’s attention. Innovation and creativity […]

Party manifestos ignore the potential of the charity sector

As the snap 8 June 2017 election draws near, and with Brexit front of mind, the recently published main party manifestos are perhaps not surprisingly light on content about the potential for the charity sector to offer solutions, despite the importance of charities to the economy and job creation.

Making Funds Count for Digital Success

The Transform Foundation has just announced its 2017 Charity Website Grants Programme, giving £18,000 to charities to redevelop their websites. The programme was designed to “help charities achieve best practice with their digital presence in order to optimise the online experience for supporters, service users and other stakeholders.” The fund is open to smaller charities […]

The #iwill Fund: will it or won’t it?

The £50m #iwill Fund was recently set up by Step Up to Serve and was made available in November 2016, with the aim to get 60% of 10-20 year olds involved in social action by 2020. This Seed Fund gives grants to create activities that will “transform the culture of community engagement”.1 Originally, £40m was provided […]