2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year
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2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year

18 Apr 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.

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A forum where grant applicants and grantmakers can discuss issues that each face, is long overdue and should be established immediately by the Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Charitable Foundations, a new report recommends.


Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

The Big Lottery Fund has denied that its recent grants to Citizens Advice Bureaux and Home-start charities breach the additionality principle that prohibits the lottery from funding services that the government has a statutory responsibility to provide.


National abuse charity told it will not receive Jimmy Savile Trust funds

The trustees of the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust are not donating any funds to the National Association for People Abused in Childhood – despite NAPAC seeing demand for its services rocket following last year’s revelations about the disgraced former TV personality. 

Prince Charles

Prince Charles has accumulated £3.3m for his charitable trust from the undesignated legacies of the deceased in Cornwall.

The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

Big Give Christmas Challenge exceeds £10m in first week

This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge has so far raised over £10m for 350 charities.


Value of £1m-plus donations falls to £1.2bn, despite more givers

Nearly twice as many donors made £1m-plus gifts in last financial year compared to the year before, but the total value of this high-end philanthropy has declined, according to an annual report.

British Council chair: Arts fundraisers need to strengthen case for support

The chair of the British Council has questioned whether the arts community has made a strong case for giving to arts and culture and called on arts fundraisers to improve the way they communicate the cause.

Family foundations increase giving

Most of the 100 largest family foundations increased their giving to charity last year, providing a vital lifeline to many charities facing cuts elsewhere.

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