Civil Society Media's Carys Pugh takes part in the #icebucketchallenge

1 in 10 Brits have donated to charity because of #icebucketchallenge

12 Sep 2014 | Fundraising | Kirsty Weakley

One-sixth of Britons say that they have taken part in an ice bucket challenge, while one in ten said they donated to charity as a result of the challenge, according to a new poll out today.


1 in 10 Brits have donated to charity because of #icebucketchallenge

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Martyn Rose, chair, Big Society Network

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Dfid launches £150m fund for small and medium-sized charities

The Department for International Development has launched a new fund, expected to be worth £150m over five years, to support small and medium-sized development charities.

Shaw Trust income up 12 per cent but staff numbers down 11 per cent

The Shaw Trust has seen a 12 per cent rise in its income, up to £107.8m, according to its 2013/14 annual accounts.

Film of the week: Do not read this, by Room to Read

International literacy charity, Room to Read, has challenged people to give up reading for 24 hours to highlight the problems faced by the one in seven people worldwide who cannot read.

EU proposals for data protection could pose a threat to fundraising

European Union proposals for data protection could pose the biggest challenge for fundraising in a generation. Andy Taylor highlights the potential dangers.

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