Localgiving to award over £200,000 to Local Charities through Magic Little Grants Fund

Localgiving has launched its Magic Little Grants 2018 fund (thanks to funding from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery) to provide grants of £500 to small, local charities and community groups across Great Britain. This fund will provide local charities and community groups with unrestricted funding to deliver engaging sports and physical activities which help to overcome barriers to participation and increase social cohesion. There are over 400 grants available and the fund will be open to applications until 31st October 2018.…

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£4,000 in prizes to be won in Localgiving’s Small Charity Week Challenge

To celebrate Small Charity Week 2018, Localgiving is launching the Small Charity Week Challenge. Running between Monday 18th June and Sunday 24th June, this campaign aims to highlight the amazing, and wide ranging causes that local charities and community groups support. During the campaign all Localgiving members will be placed into 5 leaderboards based on the primary cause they support. Throughout the week, all participants will be ranked on the leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor them. At the end of the campaign £4,000 in…

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Localgiving report finds local charities fearful of their long term survival

On Thursday the 26th of April, key voluntary sector bodies including NCVO, IoF, DCMS, SCC, Lloyds Foundation and DSC gathered at the headquarters of the Sage Foundation,  to debate the findings of Localgiving’s latest Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report. The report found that local charities and community groups in the UK are stretched to breaking point. Over recent years, cuts and austerity measures have increased the burden on local charities and community groups. Many groups are now facing a trade-off between the quality and the durability of their…

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Localgiving invite you to take the chance to be a Local Hero this Spring

This April Localgiving is putting the spotlight on individual fundraisers in its Local Hero campaign. Local Hero, set to launch on 1st April and run until 30th April, recognises the incredible work put in by fundraisers from the arty, to the athletic, to the absurd. All participants need to do is think up a challenge, set up a fundraising page and persuade as many people as possible to donate. Throughout April, all participants will be ranked on the Local Hero leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who…

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Localgiving Awards £100,000 in Magic Little Grants to 205 Grassroots Charities

Since September 2017, Localgiving has awarded £100,000 in grants to 205 local charities across 59 counties through its Magic Little Grants Programme. The Magic Little Grants programme distributes small grants on behalf of grantmakers to local charities and community groups to support their essential work. With its simple 10 minute application process, the scheme reduces the work required for grassroots organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services. This round of grants were distributed in association with the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded…

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