Giving Nation to continue beyond the Giving Campaign

first_img Giving Nation, the campaign set up by the Giving Campaign to promote charity in school, will continue after the Campaign closes under the auspices of the CitizenshipFoundation.The Government has pledged its support for Giving Nation to continue with funding from the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills to secure the future of the youth programme at Citizenship Foundation for afurther two years.Giving Nation says that in its first year its materials were present in overhalf of all secondary schools across the country, and more than 400 of thosetook part in the first ever G-Week in 2003. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Giving/Philanthropy The schools-based programme was designed to support the teaching of the citizenship curriculum, providing teachers with free resources that promote charitable activity,decision-making and reflection. Amanda Delew, Director of The Giving Campaign, comments: “After such a successful first year, Giving Nation is one initiative that simply has to live on. “The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charitable organisation thataims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community by educating them about society, democracy and law. The Foundation works with young people to develop their citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding.The three-year Giving Campaign is scheduled to close in June 2004, but it hopes that it will be able to hand over some of its projects to relevant organisations to ensure they continue. Giving Nation to continue beyond the Giving Campaigncenter_img  19 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 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

Social housing provider launches grantmaking Longleigh Foundation

first_img Howard Lake | 27 January 2017 | News 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. Social housing provider launches grantmaking Longleigh Foundation Social housing provider Stonewater has created a national charitable foundation which will make grants to support elderly people, young people, women in crisis due to domestic abuse, and residents with physical or mental disabilities.It established it “in response to the impact of Government Budget and welfare cuts affecting some of its most disadvantaged residents”. It has an endowment of £500,000.George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater, which manages 30,000 homes in the UK, explained:“The financial impact on housing associations of recent Budget decisions and policy reform has put immense pressure on our ability to provide enhanced services and support over and above our core offering. “Stonewater can provide a roof and a place to call home but many people need additional help beyond their initial housing needs. This is what inspired us to establish the Longleigh Foundation, which can work with our most vulnerable residents, supporting them with opportunities to create better lives.”Three areas of grantmakingLongleigh’s grant-giving programme has been split into three areas covering:• community projects aimed at health and well-being, isolation and inclusion, employment and training;• individual hardship cases;• and funding for strategic research.The Foundation has already agreed funding awards for some projects.In Southampton, it is financing an innovative ‘Recovery Toolkit’ programme at Stonewater’s Southampton Women’s Refuge which provides residents in crisis with specialist support and coping strategies for breaking the cycle of domestic abuse.It is also funding an IT equipment and digital ambassadors scheme to help tackle digital exclusion among older people in its communities, and a project for residents in Stonewater’s supported housing schemes, aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. Advertisement Main image: (l-r) George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater and Sue Terry, Longleigh Foundation’s Chair, celebrate the launch of the Longleigh Foundation.  195 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img More funding?To achieve more, Stonewater is encouraging its 700+ staff to help raise money for the new Foundation. It will match-fund funds raised up to a total of £15,000.The Foundation is also working to attract further partners and funding for its work through partnerships with other established charities, community groups, businesses and local authorities.David Emerson CBE, formerly Chief Executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations, spoke at the launch event, saying:“Trusts and foundations play a vital, but often less recognised role in support of civil society, the strength and diversity of which is one of the great successes of British Society.  The Longleigh Foundation is a very welcome addition to this important grant-giving community, and one that will bring a unique perspective and insight from its housing association roots.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Funding  196 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20last_img read more