Sixty per cent rise in new local charitable funds, say Community Foundation Network

first_imgSixty per cent rise in new local charitable funds, say Community Foundation Network  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving legacies 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Foundation Network (CFN) reports that the number of individual donors setting up charitable funds to support local groups rose by a 60% in 2009, the largest increase in a year to date. The UK’s 57 community foundations now manage 1,765 major charitable funds, with an average value of just under £80,000.During the year, private philanthropists added £33.5 million to their community foundation funds to support local communities. With other funds from central and local government, and business, this meant an additional £56 million was made available to support grassroots organisations.Despite the increase, the overall value of grant-making by CFN members fell by 15% during 2009. In 2008/9, grants made by local community foundations were used to support 16,922 local grassroots organisations tackling issues from unemployment and poverty to anti-social behaviour and drugs rehabilitation.Nevertheless, the large increase in new philanthropists setting up funds led Chief Executive, Stephen Hammersley, to comment: “the figures show that the ‘spirit of the blitz’ in hard times is alive and well in Britain today.”Ten of the fifty-seven community foundations now work with individual clients who have committed at least one million pounds in the past five years to strengthen their communities. One new fund in Leeds was worth £10 million alone in 2008/ read more

Black Queens lose 3-0 to Chile in Turkish Women’s Gold Cup opener

first_imgThe Black Queens suffered a 3-0 defeat to Chile in their opening Group B match at the 2020 Turkish Women’s Cup on Wednesday.After a goalless first half, the South Americans shot into the lead from the spot after goalkeeper Fafali Dumeshi went straight into the Chilean attacker. Karen Araya stepped up and scored the resulting penalty in the 57th minute.Two minutes later, Camila Sàez doubled the Chilean lead from close range after Dumeshi had produced a nice save to stop a goal bound header.The Ghana defenders were caught ball watching for an opponent to turn it home.Chile profited from defensive blunder to add the third in the 67th minute through Daniela Pardo.Coach Mercy Tagoe paraded a strong squad to face their counterparts but her charges could not keep up with the Chileans.Ghana’s next match will be against Northern Ireland B at the Gold City Sport Complex on Saturday, 7 March, 2020. Source: NB Sportslast_img

UEFA steps up probes into Euro 2012 racism claims

first_img“UEFA is now conducting further investigations,” UEFA spokesman Rob Faulkner said. “There are however, no disciplinary proceedings opened at this moment in time.”UEFA pledged zero tolerance of racism at Euro 2012, but has stressed it needs clear evidence before prosecuting cases through its judicial bodies.A Spanish fans’ group said Monday that “about 200 supporters” made monkey chants at Balotelli during the Spain-Italy match on Sunday in Gdansk, Poland.Faulkner said UEFA will also seek evidence from Czech team officials about chants directed by Russian fans at Gebre Selassie in Wroclaw last Friday.Gebre Selassie told The Associated Press that he was abused, but declined to file a complaint.“It was nothing extreme. I’ve experienced much worse,” said the 25-year-old Czech-born player, whose father is Ethiopian.Gebre Selassie was expected to play on Tuesday against Greece in Wroclaw.UEFA rules make national federations responsible for their fans’ behavior. A first offense would probably receive just a financial penalty, though further punishments could include deducting group points from teams and ultimately expelling them from Euro 2012.Italian officials also declined to make an issue of reports that abuse was targeted at Balotelli.Still, a Spanish group affiliated to the Football Supporters Europe network published a statement explaining that fans attempted to police the problem within their own ranks.“At some point during the match then, about 200 supporters started monkey chants when the Italian player Mario Balotelli touched the ball,” Spain fans’ spokesman Thomas Herzog said.“We’re glad to report that the majority of the Spanish supporters reacted in a very positive way, because many of them tried to intervene very quickly and stop the fans in question from singing. We are clearly angry about this small section of Spanish supporters showing this kind of racist behavior.”Balotelli, who was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents, said before Euro 2012 that he would walk off the pitch in protest if he heard racial abuse.The racism debate was fueled last month by a British television program which broadcast pictures of racism and violence at recent club matches in co-host nations Poland and Ukraine.The first incident at Euro 2012 happened two days before the opening match when monkey chants were targeted at Netherlands players during a public training session attended by 25,000 people last Wednesday in Krakow, Poland.UEFA was unable to get footage or recorded evidence to prove the Dutch players’ allegations. TARGET OF ABUSE—Italy’s Mario Balotelli is tackled by Spain’s Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between Spain and Italy in Gdansk, Poland, June 10. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) by Graham DunbarWARSAW, Poland (AP)—UEFA stepped up investigations on Tuesday into alleged racial abuse directed at Italy forward Mario Balotelli and Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie.UEFA said it received new reports “regarding the two cases of alleged racist chanting” at the European Championship.last_img read more