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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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Ice bucket challenge raises more than £5m for Macmillan and MND Association

Macmillan has raised £3m from viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while the Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised more than £2m, the two charities said today.

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.

Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.

» Enterprise skills more valued than fundraising, says UnLtd CEO

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.

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. 

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