Atlantic boosts Fund for older people

first_img Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A small grants programme for older people in Northern Ireland has been enhanced by a contribution from Atlantic Pilanthropies. The Turkington Fund, previously administered by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, will now be run by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to society. It offers funding for locally based community projects that are run by, and for, older people.Grants will generally range between £200 – £3000 maximum. The Fund will allocate some £60,000 each year in a range of small grants. While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Atlantic boosts Fund for older peoplecenter_img –The promotion of interaction between older people and other sections of the community— Activities to address shared concerns amongst groups of older people— Activities that focus on the positive contribution of older people within the community— Projects that enhance the active participation of older people in decision-making and policy influence— Encouragement of older people to engage with a range of social, educational, health and cultural activitiesPriority will be given to those applications that show a clear involvement of older people in the design and delivery of a project. The project does not need to be new or particularly innovative in nature, but its programme must be realistic and clearly thought through. An emphasis will be placed on locally-based self-help groups that are working in disadvantaged areas.For further information and an application for the Turkington Fund you can go to their website or contact:Sharon KillenCommunity Foundation for Northern IrelandCommunity House6a City Link Business ParkBelfastBT12 4HQTel: +44 (0) 28 90 245927Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 249438Email: [email protected]  27 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Cancer charity aims to raise €20 million

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 January 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Ireland The Irish Cancer Society’s new chairman has set ambitious funding targets for the charity which will aim to grow the charity’s income to €20 million over the next few years.Bill McCabe, an entrepreneur and investor who is best known for running e-learning firm Smart Force, plans to use his business links to raise more funding from companies. He will also lobby the government for more public support and better services.McCabe said the charity would use some of the money to open new centres in hospitals that treat cancer patients. The so-called Daffodil centres will offer patients information, counselling and help with financial matters.McCabe said that the charity received no funding from the government and relied on donations, which will also be a point of focus during his term as chairman. However, he acknowledged that the economic slowdown would have a knock-on effect on charities.“Things are going to be difficult in business, and we anticipate it will be just as difficult for the charity sector. We are under no illusions that the next two, if not three, years will be very difficult,” said McCabe, who has interests in technology, waste and property.The Irish Cancer Society raised about €18 million in 2008 and has set a financial target of €19 million for this year. It hopes to significantly increase that target over the coming years.“One of the things I hope to grow in my time as chairman is support from corporations,” McCabe said. “I know as well as anyone that this is a difficult time for corporations, but at the end of the day, it is the employees of corporations who get cancer.”McCabe said the charity also hoped to generate more funds from bequests and would concentrate on direct mail campaigns. Its campaigning is focused on three goals: fighting cancer, zero tolerance for smoking, and a nationwide campaign for colorectal screening.www.cancer.ie  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cancer charity aims to raise €20 million About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Pears Foundation invests in school philanthropy programmes

first_img Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 31 January 2012 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pears Foundation invests in school philanthropy programmes Pears Foundation, the grantmaker concerned with positive identity and citizenship, has invested £200,000 in each of two philanthropy programmes in schools designed to create the next generation of givers. It expects that the funding will be matched from the Government’s Social Action Fund.The grants are being made to The Institute for Philanthropy’s ‘Youth and Philanthropy Initiative’ and the Citizenship Foundation’s ‘Go Givers’ programme, and are designed to help young people become more engaged in society and giving from a young age.Pears Foundation has already supported education in business schools about philanthropy and responsible business, as well as producing the annual Family Foundation Giving Trends report.The new grants for schools philanthropy programmes are the product of research Pears conducted on ‘Giving Education’ for the independent Philanthropy Review, which published its report in June 2011.Charles Keidan, Director of Pears Foundation, said: “These investments not only build on Pears Foundation’s commitment to developing the way we give in the UK but they also show that recommendations from the Philanthropy Review can be acted upon to provide a powerful tool for change.“We are supporting these programmes as they are two of the most impactful and well-established. Our research shows that engaging young people in philanthropy helps them to become more positively involved in society generally, and we would encourage many more organisations to support work in this area.”www.pearsfoundation.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more