Charity Launches University Grants For Bereaved Healthcare Worker Children

More than 1,500 NHS and care workers have died from COVID-19 on the UK frontlines since the start of the pandemic, leaving behind grieving families, spouses and children. The sudden loss of a loved one is a tragedy in the best of times, leaving families struggling not just emotionally, but financially as well. The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF), founded by NHS workers and their families in March 2020, knew all too well the fear and worry of having a loved one in the COVID firing line. This spurred the charity…

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Haldane – just 0.5% of lockdown savings likely to be donated to charity

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, has today outlined findings from new research into the savings households have amassed over the last year. Haldane has previously identified unleashing households’ huge savings windfall as the one of the keys to turbocharging the UK’s economic recovery from the pandemic. This new research from Pro Bono Economics sets out the scale of the challenge facing the charity sector as it attempts to plug the £10billion funding gap that emerged at the height of the…

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Lloyds Banking Group guarantees over £50 million to charitable foundations over two-year period

Lloyds Banking Group will guarantee a £25.5 million annual donation to its four independent charitable Foundations in 2021, securing a more certain future during these difficult times for small charities across the UK. The pandemic has created unprecedented difficulties for the charity sector with large drops in fundraising and funding coinciding with increased demand for services and costs to adapt to meet government guidelines. As the Foundation charities look to restore and recover, the early funding commitment from the Group will help to safeguard their future and the important work…

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A change is on the cards for charity donations with the launch of For Good Causes

For Good Causes – the UK-based fin-tech company – has officially launches its innovative new scheme which is set to transform the way consumers and retailers donate to charity. For several years UK charities have been under increasing pressure as demand for their services rise, at a time when fundraising is impacted on many fronts. Now as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, charities are forecasting a 48% decline in voluntary donations despite a 43% increase in demand, according to research by the Institute of Fundraising.  Following a successful pilot,…

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IBM and Cisco partner to support remote teaching and charity work across the UK

IBM and Cisco have joined forces to offer teachers in over 24,000 schools and staff in over 185,000 charities across the UK free access to video conferencing through use of the Cisco Webex web conferencing tool. The technology offers simple and intuitive features for online collaboration in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak. To support new users get started IBM and Cisco employees are volunteering their time to help install the video-conferencing technology and provide ongoing guidance to maximise the tools. The pandemic and resulting lockdown pose huge challenges for…

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