Lloyds Bank Foundation opens its Racial Equity funding for charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is to launch its Racial Equity funding for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities. This funding strand will open on 20th April, when charities can apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support. The funding will be open year-round, meaning charities can apply at a time that suits them and will not be restricted by deadlines. The Foundation is looking to support charities where more than half of their Trustee…

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Charities’ “blown away” by the public’s support, as a record-breaking £20m has been raised in the Big Give Christmas Challenge

The UK’s biggest coordinated Christmas fundraising campaign, the ‘Big  Give  Christmas Challenge’, has broken its fundraising record, as it reveals that a staggering £20.1m has been donated during the  week-long matched funding campaign, which ended  on Tuesday 8th December. The money  raised will be a vital lifeline for the 764 charities that  took part this year, including homeslessnesss/refuge charities, which were the hardest hit by Covid-19. These charities saw the greatest demand in their services, up 81% since the pandemic hit, it was revealed in an  industry-wide report conducted by the…

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Amazon Donates Millions of Items to More Than One Thousand Charities Worldwide this Holiday Season

Amazon has announced that it will support more than a thousand charities around the world with product and monetary donations to help them get millions of items they need. Organizations in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Australia and more will receive donations starting today. To help distribute the donations, Amazon will team up with celebrity friends, including Gabrielle Union, Mitch Marner from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Singaporean actor and musician, Nathan Hartono, among others who will continue to be announced throughout the holidays.…

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Tesco launches campaign, supported by leading charities, to boost uptake of ‘most vital flu jab ever ’ as too many vulnerable people avoid jab

Tesco Pharmacy, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK have joined forces to urge people at risk to get the flu jab, with a focus on vulnerable groups that too often do not do so[i].  Those vulnerable groups more at risk from flu are also more at risk of suffering ovid-19 complications.[ii] Therefore, getting the flu jab is important for these groups, and will also reduce the pressure felt by health services.  However, while jab uptake rates are high for those over 65, an at risk group, they…

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CAP – Charities: How to raise awareness and funds responsibly

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Charities: How to raise awareness and funds responsibly. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. It’s perfectly understandable that charitable organisations want to do everything possible to raise awareness and funds for their causes.  While some material may fall outside of the ASA’s remit, it is important that charity ads are prepared with a sense of…

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