Fundraising Everywhere Foundation launches – & opens first funding round

first_img Fundraising Everywhere has opened its first funding round through its new foundation.The Fundraising Everywhere Foundation will be giving out grants as part of its first Trust Fundraising Virtual Summit, for which it has partnered with David Burgess of Apollo Fundraising. The event takes place on 4 December 2020, and Fundraising Everywhere is now inviting charities to submit applications for the grants as well as sign up for the Summit.The Fundraising Everywhere Foundation’s aim is simply to help charities to be the best they can be. As such, it will fund charitable organisations working anywhere in the world, and in any field, and fund any costs that enable the charity to do what it does best, whether they are project costs, capital costs or core costs.The maximum grant for this funding round is currently €1,500.Applications are now being accepted via its online application form, with a deadline of 5pm (GMT) on 30 September, or sooner if it receives a large number.The issuing of the grants will be a learning experience for those attending the Trust Fundraising Virtual Summit during which they will review applications and make funding decisions in a group setting.Applications will be shortlisted with five going forward to the grant-making stage. The final decisions will be made by Summit delegates. Those that sign up for one of the virtual grant meetings will be sent the five shortlisted proposals in advance and will then have an hour to discuss the proposals and reach a decision on how to split the funding pot.Fundraising Everywhere’s Co-founder and Director Simon Scriver said:“At Fundraising Everywhere we’re always looking to develop events around what our members and attendees really want and need, at a price that everyone can afford. That’s why we’re so happy to partner with David Burgess at Apollo Fundraising to put together a world-class programme for this event. Not only that, but our first cash grant via the Fundraising Everywhere Foundation will give attendees a peek behind the curtain.“While we hope these unrestricted grants will make a huge difference to charities, the grant programme’s real value is as a learning opportunity for fundraisers. We want to give trust fundraisers the chance to experience a real grant meeting and see what it feels like to make difficult decisions on who gets funding and who doesn’t. We hope that giving fundraisers a truly transparent first-hand experience of these decisions will help them improve the way they get their own message across to funders.”More information is available on the Fundraising Everywhere site. Advertisement Melanie May | 14 September 2020 | News Tagged with: grants trusts and foundations virtual event AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  371 total views,  2 views todaycenter_img Fundraising Everywhere Foundation launches – & opens first funding round  372 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Carr’s Group praises its flour mills

first_imgCarr’s Group, the farming and food conglomerate, said its flour mills had delivered an ‘excellent performance’ in its first half.However, the company, which also has assets in the animal feed industry, said revenue in its food group was lower because of weaker commodity prices – despite improved UK volumes.In a statement for the six months to 28 February 2015, Carr’s said: “The 2014 UK wheat harvest was large. However, the bread-making quality of home-grown wheat was disappointing as a result of the below-average protein levels.”And it added: “Once again, the flexibility provided by the portside locations of our two northern mills has meant we have been able to source consistently good-quality wheat from both the UK and overseas.“We are also looking to develop longer-term strategic relationships with our customers and a shared approach to risk management in a period of continued commodity market and exchange rate volatility.”The company said its Kirkcaldy mill continued to “exceed initial expectations” via “improved operational efficiencies” and an “uplift in volumes”.Within the whole group, revenue was down 2.8% to £208.6m, from £214.7m the year before and profit before tax was up to £10.6m, a hike of 5.4%.last_img read more

Senate asks University to eliminate single-use plastic

first_imgThe student body senate passed a resolution Wednesday formally requesting that the University eliminate single-use plastic on campus. The resolution was drawn up by junior  student body vice president Patrick McGuire and sophomore director of sustainability Juliette Kelley. The resolution calls on the University to permanently halt the sale and provision of all single-use plastics across campus. This includes single-use plastic containers, water bottles, straws and bags available at facilities such as Grab ‘n Go, Duncan Student Center restaurants, the Hammes Bookstore and other locations. The resolution reasoned the University has already begun the process of eliminating single use plastic through the distribution and use of Ozzi reusable food containers and reusable water bottles. Before the resolution passed, senior and Keough senator James Bathon recommended adding a period of time for the University to phase out the current structure to the resolution.“Just putting a hard stop [to the use of single-use plastic] could be very, very drastic on the system,” he said.Sophomore and Keenan senator Luke Sheridan-Rabideau agreed the transition would be difficult but said the transition period is not as important as the issue itself.“I feel like we are not necessarily imposing a hard stop on them,’’ Sheridan-Rabideau said. “I think we are sending a message that this is something we want to happen,”After further questioning, the resolution passed. In an interview after the senate meeting, Kelley said the changes peer institutions have recently implemented really prompted the drafting of this resolution.“Vanderbilt was a big one,” she said. “They got rid of all plastic wattle bottles on campus.”Further statistics and sources used in the drafting of the resolution came from research reflecting action at Purdue University, which is piloting a reusable silverware campaign, and Princeton University, which has eliminated the use of plastic straws. Kelley also wanted to engage the senate and the student body with this resolution.“So the hope is to bring [the resolution] to the forefront of people’s attention, that this is something that is going on on campus, and we can keep moving forward with it,” she said.Kelley has spoken to members of the administration regarding the issue, conversing with departments such as Campus Dining, including Campus Dining senior director Chris Abayasinghe, as well Office of Sustainability personnel such as senior director of sustainability Carol Mullaney and associate program manager Caitlin Jacobs. “They’ve been working really hard to take some steps like getting rid of plastic straws and introducing reusable containers in places like Garbanzo,” Kelley said. “So hearing from them and the stuff they have been working towards with this was really cool. I thought it would be great to advertise some of it in senate and put forth in trying to support more of these initiatives.” This resolution would mainly apply to food services on campus. Chain restaurants such as Starbucks would be impacted differently should the University implement this change.“This would primarily affect places that are Notre Dame Campus Dining,” Kelley said. “So Modern Market and Grab ‘n Go are kinda the two big places where I see this having an impact. Whereas those places [chain restaurants], because they are under a third party contractor, would be more difficult to influence.”Kelley also said these dining options are currently being affected as the University works toward the elimination of plastic straws and taking up more sustainability initiatives. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability’s comprehensive sustainability strategy includes the goals of “decreasing unnecessary individual water bottle use on campus” and “increasing single-stream recycling rate to approach the overall University 2030 waste diversion goal of 67%.” Kelley said she hopes the resolution itself will inspire change on campus from the University and also the student body.“I have seen resolutions like this make waves,” she said.She spoke of the “Meatless Mondays” resolution that came from last year’s Department of Sustainability, which suspended the serving of meat in dining halls on Mondays but “fell off.’’However, Kelley has hope this resolution will catch on.“I think the most important thing is it starts the discussion in the administration,” she said. “Whether anything will come of it, I don’t know. If it does, it will probably be a very slow process, but we’ve already seen them making progress so hopefully this will help that continue.”Tags: Senate, single-use plastics, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Cricket News Pat Cummins’ sensational 10 wickets give Australia thumping win over Sri Lanka

first_imghighlights Australia continued their unbeaten run in the Pink Ball Test.Cummins became 2nd bowler after Devendra Bishoo to take 10 wickets in D/N Test.Sri Lanka are yet to win a Test in Australia. Cummins had already set the game up brilliantly for Australia as he dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne (3) on the final ball of day 2 with a delivery that nipped away outside off stump. On day 3, Australia struck immediately as Cummins removed Chandimal for 0 and immediately accounted for the dangerous Kusal Mendis for 1. Roshen Silva (3) felt the brunt of Cummins’ spell as the batsman edged to Joe Burns. Lahiru Thirimanne (32) looked solid and applied himself well but the left-hander was Cummins’ fifth wicket as he edged to Tim Paine and he duly took his sixth by dismissing Dilruwan Perera for 8.The work of Cummins in both innings was complimented well by Jhye Richardson, who impressed on debut with 3/26 in the first innings and 2/19 in the second innings. The batsmen, who have not yet scored a century in the international summer, all chipped in with some good knocks. Marnus Labuschagne (81) and Travis Head (84) gave Australia a brilliant 179-run lead which was too much for Sri Lanka who had folded for 144 in the first innings.With this win, Australia has extended their unbeaten record in Brisbane to another year while they continue to remain unbeaten in the Pink Ball Test format. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered their first loss in the Day-Night Test and they have one last chance to break their Test drought in Australia in the second and final Test at Canberra on February 1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: During Australia’s 1-2 loss to India in the recently concluded Test series, Pat Cummins had impressed with his performances with both bat and ball. In Melbourne, he took 6/27 and ended the series with 14 wickets while with the bat, he displayed brilliant technique to hit 163 runs with one fifty in the Boxing Day Test which took the match to the fifth day. In the Pink Ball Test against Sri Lanka, Cummins was the shining star as he took 6/23 in the second innings to help Australia decimate Sri Lanka for 139 to win by an innings and 40 runs in the Pink Ball Test in Brisbane to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.In addition to his 4/39 in the first innings, Cummins ended with match figures of 10/62 which are the second-best figures by an Australian bowler in Tests against Sri Lanka. Mitchell Starc took 11/94, including 6/50 in the Galle Test in 2016 which are the best-ever but Cummins’ figures are the best in Australia. Cummins’ haul of 10/62 is the second-time that a bowler has taken 10 wickets in a Pink Ball Test after West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo, who took 10, including 8/49 against Pakistan in the Dubai Test of 2016.last_img read more

Opponents known for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s U-19 Women’s Team in qualifying Round for EURO 2020

first_imgAfter the draw held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, the U-19 women’s team of Bosnia and Herzegovina have learned the names of its opponents in the elite qualifying round for EURO 2020.The BH U-19 women’s team is placed in Group 5 with France, Portugal and Italy.The tournament will be held in Portugal from 7th to 13th April 2020.Head coach Dragan Jevtić says about the group:“Given that we qualified for the elite round, we could not expect easy opponents at all. All teams at this stage of the competition have quality. The group is tough, but also attractive. I am pleased with the draw, because these are opponents we can play against. These girls have not yet said the last word in these qualifications and I believe in them. We will do our best to achieve the best possible result and represent our country in the best way. We look forward to meeting attractive opponents.”Jevtić also commented on the qualifying group for next season, when the BH team will play against Norway, Poland and the Faroe Islands:“We also got quality opponents here, but we have plenty of time until October to prepare well. In the next qualifying cycle, we will also have a group of players who are already competing for the female junior team. I think we can repeat this season’s success and qualify for the elite round.”last_img read more

Adam Silver mulling whether older NBA coaches should be on bench when season resumes

first_imgThe NBA is closer to resuming its season with key dates being revealed, but one issue that remains is what to do about older coaches and staffers who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.As the league heads to the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., to resume the season, commissioner Adam Silver has expressed concern for some of those older coaches, such as Gregg Popovich, 71, Mike D’Antoni, 69, and Alvin Gentry, 65. NBA RETURN: What to know about 22-team format”There are people involved in this league, particularly coaches, who are obviously older people,” Silver said during an interview on TNT on Thursday night. “We’re going to have to work through protocols, for example, and it may be certain coaches may not be able to be the bench coach.”They may have to maintain social-distancing protocols, and maybe they can be in the front of a room, a locker room, or a ballroom with a white board, but when it comes to actual play we’re not going to want them that close to players in order to protect them. So those are all issues that we are continuing to work through.” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, president of the NBA Coaches Association, said he spoke with Silver after the interview.”The health and safety of our coaches is first and foremost. It’s entirely possible that an NBA coach in his 60s or 70s could be healthier than someone in their 30s or 40s,” Carlisle, 60, said in a statement obtained by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “The conversation should never be solely about a person’s age. Adam assured me that we would work through this together to help determine what is both safe and fair for all our coaches.”Carlisle added in the tweet that Silver told him he had “jumped the gun” with his comments to TNT.last_img read more