Esmée Fairbarn launches new grantmaking strategy
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7 Apr 2015 | David Ainsworth

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding strategy which will include a focus on giving unrestricted grants, offering long-term funding, and supporting smaller charities.

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Philanthropist donates himself off the list of Britain's wealthiest people

Richard Ross, chair of the Rosetrees Trust, donated 23 per cent of his wealth to charity in 2015, reducing his wealth so much he no longer qualifies for the Sunday Times Rich List, according to the associated Giving List, published yesterday.

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey

Over 30 per cent of Britons donate to charity by text message and 61 per cent now donate through online giving websites, according to a study by online shopping scheme Give as you Live.

Surprise legacy helps Woodland Trust to highest-ever income of £38.1m

Despite a The Woodland Trust’s income reached an all-time high of £38.1m in 2014, mostly as the result of a single unexpected legacy, according to its annual report and accounts filed this week.

Lucy Caldicott steps down from fundraising director job at Clic Sargent

Clic Sargent’s director of fundraising Lucy Caldicott has left Clic Sargent to undertake consultancy work, and has been replaced in the interim by Rachel Kirby-Rider.

Why shouldn't charities pay celebrities if they consider it a good investment?

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Comic Relief launches grants programme for digital projects

Comic Relief has launched Tech for Good, a new grants programme to help charities run digital projects to achieve social change.

Ice Bucket Challenge effect brings down average online donation amount

The average online donation fell by 8.6 per cent in 2014 to £63.69, according to a survey by fundraising software company Blackbaud - the first drop in the five years the survey has taken place.

WPP

The chief executive of the world’s biggest advertising company WPP, has donated £21m worth of shares to his own charity, the JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

Ukip newspaper advert as posted by Normantron on Reddit

The Royal British Legion has said that it is working to make sure that its poppy is “never again” used in political campaign material after it appeared on a UK Independence Party candidate’s literature.

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