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'Wacky' fundraising activities rise by more than 200 per cent, says Virgin Money Giving

24 Apr 2015 | Emily Corfe

Fundraisers are going further than ever before to encourage sponsors to part with cash, according to research from Virgin Money Giving.

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'Wacky' fundraising activities rise by more than 200 per cent, says Virgin Money Giving

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WPP

The chief executive of the world’s biggest advertising company WPP, has donated £21m worth of shares to his own charity, the JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

 Esmée Fairbarn launches new grantmaking strategy

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding strategy which will include a focus on giving unrestricted grants, offering long-term funding, and supporting smaller charities.

 Foundations discuss creating grants map of the UK

Some of the sector’s largest foundations are discussing creating a map of all charitable grant funding around the UK, the chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has said.

Philippa Charles, director, Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation’s awards programme, which was created to encourage charities in the North East to apply for grants, has been opened to other parts of the North.

A great loss to friends, colleagues and family, but also to the charity sector writ large.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

People's Health Trust

The grantmaking community health charity, People’s Health Trust, announced today it will build a living wage requirement into all future funding applications.

Kevan Jones

A Virgin Money donation of £1m to charities in the North East has been described as “paltry” by Labour MP for North Durham, Kevan Jones.

 Family foundation giving up by a fifth, but donations down by a third

Giving by family foundations is up by 19 per cent to its highest ever level, but donations to those foundations are down almost 35 per cent, according to research published today by the Association of Charitable Foundations.

Graphics for Britain's Personal Best

The Big Lottery Fund has withdrawn the £1m grant awarded to the Britain’s Personal Best project after it failed to reach any of its targets.



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