Macmillan Cancer Support announces £3m corporate partnership with owners of Argos
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Macmillan Cancer Support announces £3m corporate partnership with owners of Argos

27 Mar 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Macmillan has today announced that it is launching a two-year partnership with Home Retail Group, which owns retailers Argos, Homebase and Habitat, which aims to raise £3m.

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 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.

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.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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The Big Lottery Fund has withdrawn the £1m grant awarded to the Britain’s Personal Best project after it failed to reach any of its targets.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

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