A Place For Faith In The Public Square? Grenfell Response Suggests There Is

Daniel Singleton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

There are many issues which Farron highlights in his speech about how 'liberal society' appears intolerant of different view and beliefs. However, what yesterday shows in part, is that faith can play a positive role in the public square, as long as it is not cramped out by illiberal liberalism.

Tories Rake In £3.8 Million In Donations In Third Week Of Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories have piled up £3.8 million in donations in the third week of the election campaign - ten times as much as Labour. The Electoral Commission...

This Is How Much Money British Muslims Donate To Charity During Ramadan

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

The donations were as varied as they were generous. One Muslim-led charity estimated its work over last Ramadan to have helped at least one million people. Other efforts helped those suffering drought in Somaliland and conflict in Syria. There were also local, community focused acts, including soup kitchens for the homeless and aid for those affected by last year's floods in Carlisle.

Tories Take More Than Twice As Much As Labour In Donations In Just Three Months

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories accepted more than twice as much as Labour in donations during the first three months of the year, new figures show. The two main parties c...

Businesses Have A Responsibility To Help Those In Their Community

Jonathan Bunting | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Bunting

Like many businesses, we have an ongoing commitment to give back to the community. This year, we felt that turning our attention to those most in need during the cold winter months was the right thing to do.

#GivingTuesday Began With A Simple Idea

Henry Timms | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Henry Timms

So wherever you are on Tuesday, let me encourage you to join us in taking time to give, in whatever way is most meaningful to you - to a neighbor in need, to a cause close to your heart, to your local community or to those on the other side of the world.

How Much Do You Really Know About Charities?

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

The key message is that people shouldn't be put off donating to charity because of the actions of a few. However, everyone has a key role to play if we are to keep the role of charities at the heart of society and maintain (or increase!) the high levels of volunteering and donations made by the generous British public.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

The New Christmas Tradition That No-One Expected in 2015

David Walker | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
David Walker

We can all be truly thankful that demand for foodbank parcels has, over the last year or so, begun to settle, though only after climbing to a figure of around a million three day parcels a year. It's an extraordinary high level compared with only a few years ago, and one that I would never have imagined we would reach. What seems bizarre though is that some commentators are suggesting this plateau in demand means that the problem of food poverty has gone away. It hasn't. It's too many, and there's no guarantee that it won't rise again soon.

Teen Devastated After Finding Out $40k Donation For Her Cancer Treatment Was A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was left devastated after finding out an anonymous donor who promised her $40,000 to pay for her cancer treatment was actually just a hoax....

Get The Grumpy Unfriendly Library Staff Out! (... For Our Children's Sake!)

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nothing does or will ever justify public library cuts and school library cuts. Library cuts are unacceptable in the twenty-first century, in a modern country like Britain, and they should simply be made unlawful!

Revealed: How West End Impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh Helped Oust Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

More than £600,000 was donated to successful Tory campaigns in key Lib Dem seats during the General Election as they destroyed their coalition partne...

A TV First, an Ad That Can Talk to Your Phone

Eleanor Ledesma | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Eleanor Ledesma

This year we mark our 70th anniversary, but like all charities we need to move with the times and embrace new technologies in order to make it easier for people with busy lives to donate at a time convenient to them.

The Labour Party Candidates Morally Opposed to Winning

Jack Curtis | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

Labour has been out of power for five years and one would imagine their prospective candidates are eager to recapture the glory of their past successes. However, it appears a couple of candidates have forgotten which parts of their history should be seen as a success.

The True Corporate Initiative for Human Social Responsibility

Mark Braund | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign was fundamentally reliant on the natural human impulse to engage and partake in social causes, the ever evolving human need to be a part of a global community and the viral exposure that social media facilitates.

Why We Need to Change How We Aid Africa

Adam Hamdy | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Adam Hamdy

It's not just the way we engage with Africa that needs to change. Charity has become big business, but charities are not held to account by shareholders...

Cameron Guru Steve Hilton Says Money 'More Powerful' Than Voting

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former director of strategy, Steve Hilton, has warned that it is money, not voting, that has the biggest impact on politics. Hilton...

Osborne's Thank You Letter to Pensioner Who Repaid Winter Fuel Payment

Stuart Bonar | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

A "very kind, generous and public-spirited gesture". That's how George Osborne acknowledged one pensioner's decision to pay back their Winter Fuel Payment. The benefit, worth between £100 and £300, is paid to around 12 million pensioners each year to help them meet the cost of heating their homes over the winter months.

Why Don't UK Students Want to Donate?

Megan Hughes | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

There does seem to be some force behind the general conviction that donations should be made by those with a wage, not those with a student loan. Apart from in the case of students struggling to make ends meets, this reasoning appears disturbingly analogous with simply passing the buck.

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

A Good Deed in a World of Austerity

John Nickson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
John Nickson

Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook's founder, is a billionaire twenty times over and you might think he could spare the odd billion. He clearly agrees but what is significant about this donation is that it is the first time that a philanthropist under the age of 30 has made such an enormous gift...

Romanian Dogs Need Urgent Adoption

Rita Pal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

This week, animal welfare organisations in Romania have described the situation there as critical. The plight of Romanian stray dogs following the imp...

Ed Miliband Asked By George Osborne To Return Labour 'Tax Avoidance' Donation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has written to Ed Miliband to ask for the Labour Party to return money donated by its biggest donor after being accused of avoiding tax...

Grassroots Philanthropy

Alison Hutchinson | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Alison Hutchinson

With the Giving Pledge gaining momentum, 2013 feels the right time to be promoting philanthropy to the wider public too. Giving has always been part of the British culture, but are we doing enough to make it easy and affordable for young people to join in?

Tube Driver Leaves £200,000 To The BNP In His Will

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics

Anti-BNP campaigners say the party is still a long way from being a credible force in spite of a record £200,000 donation. Hope Not Hate said Nick...