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Charities should only phone public when they have specific consent, NCVO working group report says 2

27 Sep 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.

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Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn

Foundation grantmaking has increased despite pressure on incomes, according to this year’s annual Foundation Giving Trends report.

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Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.



 Big Lottery spending down more than £300m after large project delayed

Big Lottery Fund grant-giving fell from over £900m to just under £600m in the year to March 2016, after a major EU funding project was delayed, according to accounts published yesterday.

 Charitable foundation to be launched in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

The family of Jo Cox, the MP killed last week, have announced plans for a foundation to be set up in her name.

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 Small charities ‘too afraid’ to ask for core costs, says major funder

Small charities risk a crisis because they are too afraid to apply for core costs, the director of funder the Garfield Weston Foundation said today.

Esmée Fairbairn grows endowment to more than £900m

Grant-giver Esmée Fairbairn grew the value of its portfolio by £38.2m to £907.6m, according to its annual report and accounts, released today.

Charities raise over £8m for flood appeals

Community foundations and charities across the north of England have so far raised at least £8m in appeals for storms Desmond and Eva which flooded swathes of the region over December and the New Year.

Garfield Weston Foundation extends grant-giving programme to the Midlands

The Garfield Weston Foundation, which provides grants and support to charities in the North of England, is expanding its awards programme to the Midlands area.

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