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Students from eight secondary schools and alternative education settings were recognised at the Giving Nation Social Action Awards, held at HM Treasury last month.

The awards celebrate some of the most...

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A further 16 innovative projects designed to boost giving have been awarded grants of up to £50,000 from the Cabinet Office £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, managed  by Nesta, the...

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Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd last month launched a Dorset Community Foundation corporate giving initiative that will see government put in £1 for every £2 donated by businesses, up...

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A £200,000 funding initiative launched last month aims to assist grant-seekers by asking them to tell its funders, the Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust, what they really need,...

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Charities are increasingly embracing social media and mobile technologies to boost giving and donor relations, according to a report by software and service provider for not-for-profits, Blackbaud, based on a...

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Wealthy US households maintained giving at 9% of household income between 2009 and 2011, and 76% plan to give as much or more during the next three to five years,...

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A website aiming to help people search for volunteering opportunities to match their skills and expertise was launched by Third Sector last month.

ThirdSectorVolunteering aims to help professionals from...

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Three quarters of charities measure the impact of their work, according to a new report released in October by charity think tank and consultancy New Philanthropy Capital, with 74% investing...

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A venture philanthropy programme, worth £1.4m, which targets investment at social enterprises, was launched November 8th in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Programme, set up by Community Foundations in Leeds, Calderdale...

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Cardiff Council is considering using social impact bonds (SIBs) to fund foster placements for some of the city’s most vulnerable children.

Proposals that Children’s Services work on a feasibility study for...

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