Lloyds Bank Foundation report calls for greater support to help small charities

first_img Government, funders, and large charities must take action to help smaller charities survive into the future, according to a new report.Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Facing Forward report identifies and analyses ten upcoming political, economic, social and technological changes that the Foundation believes will dramatically affect the operating landscape for small and medium charities in England and Wales.The ten trends to watch include the road to Brexit, an unpredictable economy, cuts to council-funded services, a reshaping of public services, technological developments, and public trust issues.The report sets out a plan for small charities to help them take action and adapt to meet these challenges, such as by diversifying their income, developing collaborations, improving digital abilities, and looking after their staff.In addition, the report calls for clear and decisive action from other stakeholders whose actions influence the survival of small charities, stating that:National and local government must use appropriate commissioning processes when securing public servicesFunders must fund charities to build their capacity and effectiveness rather than constantly seeking innovationLarger charities must seek to collaborate with small charities rather than compete against them for public service contractsIn response to the analysis, Lloyds Bank Foundation has also annnounced its own plans for better supporting small charities, including:Providing greater financial stability for small charities by offering some charities it supports a further three years funding with no new grant application processesInfluencing the policy and operating environment for small charities with a new £100,000 investment in the Small Charities Coalition, to fund its policy and engagement workEvidencing the social and economic value of small charities with a new independent study by Sheffield Hallam University, IVAR and Open UniversityPaul Streets, chief executive of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “For many small and local charities, issues like Brexit and the changing political landscape can be difficult to plan for if you’re facing a constant battle to deliver essential public services, with ever dwindling resources.“We’re doing our bit by improving our grant making and continuing to lobby for change, but Government, other funders and larger charities must also set out how they will support small charities through the tough times ahead. The future of too many essential public services and charities working at the heart of local communities is at risk if we don’t collectively act now.”  53 total views,  1 views today Lloyds Bank Foundation report calls for greater support to help small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34center_img Tagged with: Research / statistics small charities Melanie May | 22 March 2017 | News  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34last_img read more

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Carnagarve campaigner says council has questions to answer over 2009 newspaper advertisement

first_img  Oct 3 (2 days ago) Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th                                                                                                       Water and Environment Section Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Yours sincerely, Pinterest Co Donegal WhatsApp RE: Application Moville Agglomeration – ref DO212-01                                   Attention of Mr Joe Peoples The Community for a Clean Estuary group in Moville is questioning why, six years after flagging its intention to apply for a discharge licence for a waste water treatment plant at Carnagarve, no such application has yet been made.The campaign has also pointed out that the notice appeared in the Donegal News, which is not on the approved list of papers for the placing of notices in the Inishowen area.Campaign spokesperson Enda Craig says following an exchange of correspondence with the council’s Director of Environmental Services, they are no closer to getting the answers they want………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/endapaperweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. *********************************Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:54:27 +0000Dear Mr. Craig: I refer to your email of the 10th September 2015 in relation to the above.I wish to confirm that the notice was published in the Derry People/Donegal News. Enda Craig    Spokesperson Community For a Clean Estuary As you are aware it was proposed to develop the Moville/Greencastle Sewerage Scheme and in that context you will note the reference to a “proposal to discharge water to Lough Foyle from an upgraded treatment works at Carnagarve.” Subsequent to this legal proceedings were initiated which delayed the proposed development. Also, in the intervening period the responsibility for the provision of water services transferred to Irish Water from January 1st 2014. In the circumstances proposals in relation to this project are now a matter for Irish Water. 1.  Why was this notice advertised in a paper which is not included on Donegal Co. Cl’s official list of acceptable ‘ local circulating              newspapers ‘ for the Moville/Greencastle area thus giving local residents virtually zero opportunity of proper access to                        information.  Please see attached newspaper notice as appeared in the Donegal News  on Fri 9th Jan 2009.                                                                                                           10th Sept. 2015 Carnagarve campaigner says council has questions to answer over 2009 newspaper advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Moville 2.  In the knowledge that DCC had not  and to date neither has Irish Water  applied for a discharge licence for the proposed          Moville/Greencatle WWTP,  why then was the following statement  included in this notice   ‘ A propsed discharge of Waste                  Water to Lough Foyle from an upgraded treatment works at Carnagarve  (National Grid Ref. 262763   438553 )’ Two points of concern arise in relation to this notice which i am asking you to address, Dear Mr Peoples, Facebook                                                                                                        Donegal Co Council Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Joe PeoplesDirector of Service Previous articleMcGuckin ends 20 year Edendork career with winners medalNext articleFormer Assistant PSNI boss believes Robert Howard killed Arlene Arkinson admin By admin – October 5, 2015 Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic **************************************** 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter                                                                                                      Director of Services, Carnagarve Pinterest Dear Mr. Peoples,Your response to my queries is disappointing.In relation to point No.1 i requested an explanation not a confirmation.  I view this response as an evasion.Again, as with point No.2 you have not provided an explanation to my central point.  Instead you provide answers to questions that were not asked in the first place.Once again i request that my concerns are properly explained,Yours sincerely,Enda Craiglast_img read more

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