Contactless micro-donation scheme Penny for London 'could raise £5.5m'
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Contactless micro-donation scheme Penny for London 'could raise £5.5m'

29 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

A micro-donation scheme launched today will allow commuters to donate up to 10p to charity each time they use contactless debit or credit cards to travel on public transport in London.

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Contactless micro-donation scheme Penny for London 'could raise £5.5m'

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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.

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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.

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The Big Lottery Fund has withdrawn the £1m grant awarded to the Britain’s Personal Best project after it failed to reach any of its targets.



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Virgin Money offers Northern Rock Foundation matched funding deal

Virgin Money has said it will give the Northern Rock Foundation, which faces closure, £1m per year, for the next five years – but only if £3m can be raised from other businesses in the region.

Northern Rock Foundation CEO calls for more data about foundation giving

Collecting and analysing more data about foundation giving at a local level is "imperative", the chief executive of the Northern Rock Foundation has said. 

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.

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