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Councils should treat charities more fairly –and consider grants instead of commissioning

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Local authorities must treat the voluntary sector fairly when setting their budgets, charity representatives have told council leaders.  They also suggest the councils consider giving grants to charities to deliver services, as a more flexible alternative to contracts.  A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from […]

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Sign up for Small Charity Week

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Just a reminder that we are getting closer to Small Charity Week.  This takes place during the week of 16-21 June, and is designed to celebrate and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector – a sector which make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and […]

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s new funding strategy

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s new funding strategy could be good news for some smaller charities.  Their new strategy will involve distributing at least £23m over the next year.  In addition, it hopes to distribute a similar amount each year for the foreseeable future.  The new approach seeks to channel more money into projects run by charities, […]

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Wiseman and Associates donate to international development charity

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Wiseman and Associates has been so impressed with Norwich based international development charity Pulsar International that they have donated £500 towards their core costs. Pulsar International (PI) is a newly established international development charity based in the UK.  They are unique, as far as we know, in that virtually all the funds they raise are […]