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Big Lottery Fund reviews process for soliciting bids

22 Aug 2014 | Tania Mason

The Big Lottery Fund is reviewing the practice of soliciting bids for projects, such as its £1m grant to the Big Society Network charity for Britain’s Personal Best.

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Legacy income sees fastest quarter of growth

Legacy income rose by 9.7 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June 2014 compared with the same period last year, showing the fastest quarter of growth since before the recession.

NTT hits back at Dispatches investigation

Telephone fundraising agency NTT has hit back against the Channel 4 investigation on telephone fundraising which accused the organisation of making nuisance calls.

Civil Society Media's Carys Pugh did the challenge for MNDA

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

Smart charity wristbands

A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities.

Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.

» Children in Need 2013 raises record-breaking £50m

Charity Defense March

Dan Pallotta, the US fundraiser and charity sector activist, is organising a three-day march in the States next June to raise awareness of the non-profit sector and funds to promote and defend its work.


Saxton proposes scheme for charities to claim gift aid on lottery tickets

The research consultancy nfpSynergy has proposed a way for charities to claim gift aid on society lotteries without the need for a change in HM Revenue and Customs policy.

DEC forced to tell both sides that its aid response to Gaza is not political

The Disasters Emergency Committee has refuted suggestions that its response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is a political statement. 

A recipient of the 2008 grant from Accenture in India. (Source: Leonard Cheshire)

Disability charity Leonard Cheshire has received a $4.1m (£2.4m) grant from management consulting company Accenture to run an international aid project.

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