Entries tagged: Charity

A telephone lifeline

With access to mobile and internet telephony being so widespread why do we still need phone boxes on our streets? It’s a legitimate question and one which gave rise to a movement to remove thousands…


Calling charities

The Prime Minister’s announcement of the reduction in Covid regulations in England is, hopefully, a sign that the country can start to look forward to a gradual return to the freedoms we enjoyed before Covid…


Call for charity fundraising

Social media, TV & radio appeals, shops on the high street, sending a letter….how do charities raise awareness and funds? Well partly it will depend on the nature and size of the charity. So whilst…


Calling for charity support

In the season of goodwill perhaps it is only natural for our thoughts to turn towards helping others, either in our local community or elsewhere across the globe. Some fundraising efforts, such as the annual…


Charity fundraising

Charity begins at home runs the saying. And that may in part be true; if you see home in the terms of staying true to the culture and ethos of the organisation. However, unless you…


Start with user needs

The aim of a charity is clear; delivering that aim can be complex. Why do we say that? Well, when a charity is set up it is generally with the aim of providing some measure…


Time for charity

The announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that in lieu of wedding presents they had selected seven charities to benefit from donations provides a welcome boost to the charity sector. Not only does their…


Dialling up charity giving

At the time of writing the end of the tax year is a scant month away and the financial press is full of reminders to maximise ISA allowances or top up self invested personal pension…



Charity Giving

In troubled times there is always a worry that charitable giving may be one of the earliest casualties as businesses and individuals tighten the purse strings. It was therefore good to see a report from…


Charity Begins At Home

The charity sector hasn’t been having an easy time of it of late. Already battered and bruised from the funding constraints occasioned by the recession, the way in which some fundraising campaigns are run has…


Giving Something Back

As the Commonwealth Games winds towards a close it is time to salute some of the unsung heroes of the games, the volunteers. Giving up their time for no reward, these selfless people have guided,…


Charity Begins Online

HMRC has announced that 50,000 charities and Community Action Sports Clubs (CASCs) have signed up to its Charities Online service.  Established with the aim of speeding up the payment of Gift Aid in respect of…


Getting Social

The Government has published its ‘Social Investment Roadmap’ which sets out plans to “extend support in the tax system for the ways that people can invest in social enterprise”.  Having already announced that social…


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