Falling rag prices likely to cost charities tens of millions
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Falling rag prices likely to cost charities tens of millions

1 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.

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The Big Lottery Fund has withdrawn the £1m grant awarded to the Britain’s Personal Best project after it failed to reach any of its targets.



Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland launches new strategy

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has launched a three-year strategy that includes a new focus on working with communities in underfunded “cold spots” and setting up a social enterprise to support other funders.

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.

The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

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.

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.


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