Barclays extends COVID-19 support offered to UK charities by re-opening applications for donations

Until Friday 06 August, inspired by the work of charities across the UK to deliver vital support to communities impacted by the pandemic, Barclays is again inviting UK-registered charities* supporting vulnerable communities facing social and economic hardship as a result of the crisis to apply for one of 50 donations of £100,000 through the 100×100 Programme. This support, which forms part of the Barclays £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package, will be focused on  charity partners which are meeting the immediate needs of communities across the UK affected by COVID-19, including:…

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation and WaterAid renew partnership after reaching 30 million people in fight against Covid-19

HEINEKEN Africa Foundation and WaterAid have renewed their partnership after bringing clean water and good hygiene to 30 million people across Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, and Mozambique, helping communities protect themselves from the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus.   Last year the Foundation, which has been supporting water and health projects since 2007, donated more than £1 million (€1.2 million) to the international charity to support its emergency response work to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation has now renewed its commitment to WaterAid by donating a further £1.4 million (€1.6 million) and extending its support to WaterAid’s work in Ethiopia.   Frequent…

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Social enterprise supports Cancer Research UK to boost Covid-19 funding loss

Spectrum Community Health CIC, one of the first health social enterprises to spin out of the NHS, has partnered with Cancer Research UK in a move that should hopefully help the charity to claw back what it estimates is a multi-million-pound shortfall in donations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of its Charity of the Year initiative, Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris OBE will be attempting to climb ‘10 Peaks in 10 Days’ starting on Friday 18th June. The strenuous challenge will see Dr Harris traverse ten of…

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COVID-19 boosts startups in the PR industry with more than 50 agency launches: Wadds Inc. Report

More than fifty new PR agencies have been founded in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a report published today by Wadds Inc. It provides insights into the market and clear direction and inspiration for anyone thinking of starting their own agency.  The COVID-19 PR Agency Startup report explores why such a large number of agencies have been started in such a relatively short period of time. It includes a list of startup agencies and characterises them by proposition location, funding and the date they were founded.  The lockdown created…

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nfpSynergy reveal how the pandemic has shaped charity donations

nfpSynergy have published a mini-report sharing their data on the way that the pandemic has affected charity donation patterns. Key points include: 69% of the general public said they had recently donated to charity pre-pandemic. This had fallen to just 55% as of March 2021. There is little differentiation across gender with both male and female groups showing a reduction. There are, however, large differences across age groups. The younger age groups remain stable in their donations whilst we have witnessed significant drops for the 35 years and above groups.…

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