UK Charity

Attracting a Diverse Workforce - What Do We Need to Consider in Arts Fundraising?

Michelle Wright | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Like the rest of the charitable sector, the arts is struggling to reflect the UK's broader diversity. Arts Council England (ACE) estimates that just 9% of permanent staff in its National Portfolio Organisations and major museums are from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. But in our fundraising teams, it seems that attracting a diverse workforce might be even more challenging.

The Alternative Guide to Getting Ahead

Craig Butler | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

Your 20th year should be an exciting one; a time when you stand on your own two feet after university and start to build your career while enjoying the freedom of being young and carefree. But the sad truth is that today, 1 in 6 young people in the UK are struggling to find work, education or training.

Shouldn't We Be Celebrating Success? - An Open Letter About the Charity Sector

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

So instead of spending our time hating these organisations we should be using it to try and help them. Grow, develop and move forward in to modern world. Because one day, at some point in your life you may just need that very charity that you once tweeted abuse to from something you read online; because you didn't understand what they did.

How MPs and the Public Disagree on Charities

John Low | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
John Low

In the midst of party conference season, there can be no doubt that charities are well and truly on the political agenda.

Fighting Cancer While Pregnant: Mothers Deserve Quality Care

Peter Wallroth | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Peter Wallroth

Finding out that my wife Mair had breast cancer was a huge shock for all of us who loved her. At 41, she was vibrant, full of energy and had shown no...

Please Sir, I Want Some More: The Secret Life of a Charity Chugger

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

"I was determined to quit. After knocking on my 80th door that day, I'd had enough. Ironically, I got fired before I had the chance." The fundrai...

What's Got London Giving?

Chris Jones | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

We're proud of our strong, historical links to the City - and proud to showcase the many ways organisations like ours make other people's lives better. The City of London brings together hundreds of thousands of people every day, all of whom can make a difference. I'd encourage all businesses to take part, even if you aren't located in the City, so you can join the celebration of charitable giving.

Charity Begins at Home, But Where's Home?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When did migration stop being a word for the seasonal movement of animals and birds and become the catch-all for a permanent change of life - whatever your past, whatever your circumstances?

National Campaign Warns Students Not to Drink and Drown

Jo Youle | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jo Youle

At this time of year many young people pack up and head for new beginnings at university and parents put on a brave face as they wave off their child. Arriving in a new city for the first time, keen to make friends and have a good time, nights out at university help form much needed new pals for university life and beyond. For some though, there lurk dangers, especially when senses are dulled by alcohol.

I Just Found a Small Bit of Popcorn in my Daughter's Bum Cleavage #popcornbum

Jill Finch | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Jill Finch

It was rediscovered by my husband, ahem, and then quickly forgotten again until daughter was born. Whilst poring over every gorgeous inch of her lovely marshmallowy-soft baby body, we discovered she had inherited a money pocket.

Jeremy Corbyn: Putting Homelessness on the Agenda

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

I wonder if the folks in the shelter would continue to shrug if I asked them if there was any hope on the horizon. I wonder if they, like me, finally see a source of optimism in Jeremy Corbyn.

Seeing Our Way to a Healthy Future

Mike Daw | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Daw

Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.

We Need to Talk About Catheters

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

It's exciting but it's early days - not all research works (otherwise we wouldn't need to do research!) but the only way we can make progress is by investing in things we believe can make a difference to people's lives.

We Need to Talk About Vaginas

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

The worst conversation many of us will ever have will relate to deadly diseases such as gynaecological cancers. And one thing is very clear to me - these diseases don't discriminate; they can affect women at any age. Nearly 20,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and almost 8,000 die within five years.

Ten Tips for Britons Joining Aid Convoys to Europe

Dilly Hussain | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

PHOTO: Dilly assisting Waseem Iqbal distribute aid in the Sudanese quarter of "The Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. After reading and seeing the med...

The Country's Eye Health Picture Is Unclear

Jade Etherington | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Jade Etherington

Skiing for my country during the Sochi Paralympic Games was one of the proudest moments of my life, but it is not an opportunity I would have had were it for experiencing one of the most frightening experiences a person can go through - losing your sight...

When Is It OK to Abandon Our 'Sustainable Aid' Ethos?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style
Laura Tenison MBE

Thanks again for your support and please don't forget to put aside nice, warm, good quality clothing for our next From a Mother to Another collection period in the run up to Mother's Day early next year. For now we still have stocks on hand to deliver to those in need both in the UK and now in Lebanon to the Syrian refugees.

An Estate Agent Is Offering Free Housing To Homeless Ex-Veterans

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

An estate agent has taken to Facebook to offer 20 empty homes to homeless ex-service personnel in a bid to get them off the streets and help them turn...

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

Too Busy for a Break

Iona Shanks | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Iona Shanks

We live in a fast paced world and it seems there is really no other lane in life to live than the fast lane. That saying comes to mind "if you're not fast you're last" when I think about how quickly everything is done today, technology really is a blessing and a curse.

(Hopefully) Everything You Need to Know About Helping With the Refugee Crisis

Becky Hopper | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

So the Great British public have taken it upon themselves to do what David Cameron and the government should be doing; providing aid to refugees from war-torn countries. People are asking questions and looking for answers via social media, so here are a few answers I've picked up whilst running my own campaign from Hull...

Why We Need More Young People on Trustee Boards

Rachel Egan | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

While the charity sector strives for equality, representation on charity trustee boards is mainly made up of white, middle aged, men. It is a problem which desperately needs addressing.

Why Oxfam's London Fashion Week Show Will Make You Feel Good

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Style

This feature is part of a month-long focus around sustainable fashion across HuffPost UK Style and Lifestyle. Here we aim to champion some of the emer...

The Refugee Crisis and the Spider-Goat: Editing the empathy gap

Bex Felton | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

The boundary of Human Possibility is a soft-edged thing, really. It changes for all of us, at different rates, as our personal universes expand and co...

My Immigrant Problem

Morna Macneill | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Morna Macneill

photo credit: sadly looking on via photopin (license) I don't know what is going on in Syria. There, I've said it. I am not socially and politica...