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BP donations to Tate 'embarrassingly small' say campaigners

27 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley
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An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.

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Grantmaking by UK foundations up by 10 per cent but overall income is down

Grantmaking by the UK’s top 300 charitable foundations increased by 10 per cent to £2.4bn between 2010 and 2013, new research shows.

BIG funds double number of Silver Dreams pilot projects as planned

The Big Lottery Fund has funded twice as many £1m projects helping older people deal with transitions after being overwhelmed by the quality of pilot projects.

Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is embarking on a strategic review that will underpin its direction and priorities for the next three to six years.


Rosie Ferguson, CEO, London Youth

The Big Lottery Fund has today announced the successful bidders to the £108m Talent Match programme, which will support 21 partnerships of charities, councils and employers to address the problem of youth unemployment.


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

Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Banking Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has today unveiled its new strategy for distributing at least £23m over the next year, and what it hopes will be a similar amount each year for the foreseeable future.


Mike Theodoulou is chair of CBSA Wales and a member of BIG's Wales Committee

A not-for-profit company run by a member of the Big Lottery Fund’s Wales Committee has received more than £2.8m from BIG over the last five years.


Oxford’s Rhodes scholarship given £75m donation

Oxford University has received a £75m donation to its historical Rhodes Scholarship, part of which is to help it expand the programme’s international reach.

Hamlyn Foundation invites ideas to inform next strategic plan

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has opened a live and interactive public consultation to generate ideas to help it shape its next strategic plan.

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