Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day
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Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day

19 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Band Aid 30 became the fastest-selling single of 2014 when it was released yesterday, with 206,000 people downloading it, according to the Official Charts Company.

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University fundraising tops £500m

UK universities secured over £511m in philanthropic gifts in 2008-09, up from £430m in 2007-08, according to this year’s Ross-CASE survey on higher education philanthropic income.

Big Give match fund aims for £20m

The Big Give is launching another massive match funding scheme this year, partnering with sector specific organisations to raise a target of £20m for charities before Christmas.

£19m cuts for Arts Council England

Organisations funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport must cut at least 3 per cent from their budget by March 2011, the new coalition government has demanded.

Fundraising sector torn between 'Right to ask' and 'Right to give'

Institute of Fundraising trustees are considering whether ‘Right to give’ might be a better campaign theme for the fundraising sector than the ‘Right to ask’ concept originally proposed.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Pledges pour in to sector benevolent fund

Civil society support for the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund is gathering pace with a number of charities and suppliers to the sector having pledged significant sums.

DCMS consults on changes to Lottery funding allocations

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has said it wishes to protect the level of National Lottery funding received by the voluntary and community sector, and looks to reduce the proportion administered by the Big Lottery Fund from half to 40 per cent.

Bank of America offers £110,000 to London charities

Bank of America has issued a final call for London applications for the Neighbourhood Builders and Local Heroes categories of its Neighbourhood Excellence Initiative (NEI). 

First mobile charity shop hits the road this month

The British Red Cross has created the first ever mobile charity shop, housed on a double decker bus which will tour the UK over the course of two weeks.

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