Virgin Money Foundation open for applications

Virgin Money Foundation open for applications

14 Aug 2015 | Hugh Radojev

The Virgin Money Foundation announced its first round of funding earlier this week, worth £2m in the next year, but has been criticised for not being more generous to the North East by an MP for Newcastle upon Tyne.


Virgin Money Foundation open for applications

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ICO demands fundraising code amendments which could prevent charities calling three in four donors

The Information Commissioner's Office has “specifically requested” changes to fundraising rules to enforce stricter compliance with the Telephone Preference Service, which could prevent charities calling up to three in four donors.

Camilla Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations of financial mismanagement and the forced resignation of its chief executive.

Olive Cooke credit: SWNS

Seventy-eight per cent of respondents to a poll think charities have become more intrusive in the way they ask for donations in the last five years, while 83 per cent say they would support an “Olive’s Law” to limit fundraising.

Macmillan Cancer Support rebrand World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support has confirmed that it is working on rebranding its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in order to set it apart from “copycat events”.

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

RSPCA to review its use of supporter data after latest Daily Mail article

The RSPCA has said that it will conduct a full review into its use of supporters' data after the Daily Mail accused the charity of paying “investigators to assess how much money donors might leave in their wills”.

Fundraising agencies call for clarity over 'blunt tool' Telephone Preference Service

Directors from three fundraising agencies have called on the Information Commissioner’s Office to provide greater clarity on how tougher Telephone Preference Service rules will affect charities.

FRSB and ICO will investigate after Daily Mail makes fresh claims about charities selling contact lists

The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning" allegations in today's Daily Mail about charities selling a dementia sufferer's contact details to catalogue scammers.

Asda to give out £360,000 from plastic bag levy to small community charities

Community charities can now apply for 180 grants worth £2,000 each, awarded from money raised by supermarket giant Asda through its plastic bag levy.

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