Donations

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 t...

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...

Going Above and Beyond: The Future of Giving in 2013

Simon Coble | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Simon Coble

January is a frugal month. But it's not just the waistlines that are affected by strict resolutions. While Christmas can prove bountiful for donations, January is an incredibly tough month for charities... and this January is potentially going to be even worse for charities than the last.

41 Things I Have Learnt From Shaving My Head

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK
Amisha Ghadiali

At first it didn't even occur to me to shave my head. Instead I most of my 21 inches inches off it, which were donated to The Little Princesses Trust to make wigs for kids with cancer, leaving just half an inch of hair.

Charities See 20% Drop In Donations From Public Amid Recession

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Public donations to charity fell by 20% last year, receiving a total £1.7 billion less, according to a survey. As recession forced households to c...

1000-Odd Words in the Mind of a Chugger

Mike Bonnet | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Mike Bonnet

When I'm asked - as I regularly am - what my favourite part of my job is, I always smile and recall the Tardos that I've enjoyed a bit of verbal sparring with. They're the exception rather than the rule this lot, but when you come across one it's like finding an extra veggie sausage hiding under your free-range, corn-fed, organic poached egg at breakfast. They really do brighten up my day.

Cash Donations 'Could Unlock' Millions For Charities

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

The government's proposed scheme for charities to claim a gift aid-style payment on small cash donations "could unlock around £100 million a year for...

Murray's Defeat, Oxfam's Triumph...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
Stephanie Allen

The tennis this weekend caused quite a stir. In the big Murray VS Federer debate, loyalties across the country were torn between supporting a Brit and supporting a tennis favourite. Of course, if you admitted you were supporting anyone other than Murray, the aftermath was almost as bad as telling an avid football supporter that 'it's just a game'.

The Success Of Team LOLA: Raising Awareness For Sarcoma

Holly Alsop | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

Team LOLA have raised over £1400 for Cancer Research UK with additional donations for Sarcoma UK totalling to £2500 overall, an achievement that has made all who were close to Lola extremely proud.

Let's Not Knee-Jerk on Party Donations

Chris Dreyfus | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Dreyfus

So the Leader of the Conservative party met with people who have made substantial donations. Are we really surprised? If we are then we really shouldn't be.

Choosing Which Charity to Donate to? Ask Yourself These Questions First...

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Lloyd

Thousands of charities are created each day in the world.With social networks being the fastest way to circulate awareness, let's really think for a second about where we are donating our ever-decreasing money, and what are the results (if there are any) from your money.

In Tough Economic Times, We Need the Wealthy to Give

Richard Ross | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK
Richard Ross

In these tough economic times we need to convince the wealthy that they have a responsibility to give. This country is seeing a growing divide where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The professors I meet don't earn as much as a banker's secretary and yet they are passionate, committed and totally immersed in their journey of discovery. I want to change the rich's mentality toward philanthropy so that they give more. Perhaps new models of giving such as venture philanthropy are a way of convincing the wealthy to give more.

Nick Clegg's £50m Summer School Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is set to reveal a £50m plan for summer schools to help needy students from "going off the rails" He will also claim the unions have b...

How Small Changes Could Make Huge Differences

Marcus Moore | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK
Marcus Moore

LIVE Aid, the famine relief concerts of 1985, raised £150 million. The Republic of Ireland gave the most per capita donations, despite suffering a serious economic recession at the time.