SSE to hike dividend despite earnings drop

first_img SSE to hike dividend despite earnings drop Wednesday 10 November 2010 6:19 am Share Show Comments ▼ Scottish & Southern Energy Britain’s second-largest electricity generator, said it was sticking to plans to raise its dividend, when posting lower first-half earnings that beat expectations, lifting its shares.High wholesale gas prices and low renewable energy output led to a 6.1 per cent decline in adjusted first-half pretax profit which came in at £386m.“SSE’s key financial objective is dividend growth, and we are on course to meet our target of a two per cent real increase for the full year 2010/11, while maintaining a dividend cover in line with our established range,” chairman Robert Smith said.Perth, Scotland-based SSE, which has 9.9m customers, raised its interim dividend 6.7 per cent to 22.4 pence.Bank of America Merill Lynch analyst Fraser McLaren said the results were slightly ahead of expectations and brought a sense of clarity which will support medium-term growth prospects.He raised his rating on SSE stock to “buy,” saying: “With the stock having underperformed the UK utilities since June, we see the renewed clarity and management confidence as positive.”“The past six months have not been easy, with low renewable energy output and higher wholesale gas costs contributing to a challenging business environment,” Smith said. whatsapp More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live whatsapp John Dunne Tags: NULL last_img read more

Metal Casino rolls out new sportsbook with GiG

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting 4th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Metal Casino rolls out new sportsbook with GiG Online gaming operator Metal Casino has launched a new sportsbook offering in partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).GiG’s omni-channel, managed sportsbook solution has been integrated with Metal Casino and is now accessible in jurisdictions covered by UK and Maltese gambling licences.Metal Casino has been operating on GiG’s Core platform since it first launched its online gambling services in August 2017.“We are happy to support Metal Casino entering the world of sports betting,” GiG director of sports, Endre Nesset, said. “The launch process has been smooth and it is a pleasure working with the Metal team.“The fully managed solution is personalised to their liking and we are excited to see how the product is being received from metal fans across Europe.”GiG first introduced its new sportsbook in June of last year when it rolled out the solution with in-house operator brand The online gaming technology supplier has since built on this initial launch by licensing the sportsbook external partners and as part of an omni-channel solution. Companies: GiGcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gaming operator Metal Casino has launched a new sportsbook offering in partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Regions: Europe Email Addresslast_img read more

Unilever Nigeria Plc ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Old Mutual Limited ( 2018 Prospectus

first_imgOld Mutual Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Old Mutual Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Old Mutual Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Old Mutual Limited (  2018 prospectus Company ProfileOld Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets segments in 17 countries. Old Mutual’s primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and it has niche businesses in Latin America and Asia. With over 170 years of heritage across sub Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent. Old Mutual Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

World Rugby facing concussion lawsuit

first_imgThe eight players are part of a test group and their solicitor Richard Boardman, of Rylands Law, says he is representing more than 100 former professional players who are showing similar symptoms.In response to news of the legal case, World Rugby told BBC Sport: “While not commenting on speculation, World Rugby takes player safety very seriously and implements injury-prevention strategies based on the latest available knowledge, research and evidence.”Boardman says that the lawsuit is not only about financial compensation but making the game safer going forward. The players have also created a set of 15 health and safety commandments that they think should be implemented.The proposals include reducing contact training, limiting the number of substitutions in a game, improved testing and better aftercare.Seeking redress: Michael Lipman, here playing for Bath in 2007, is part of the group taking action (Getty)Ipek Tugcu, Senior Associate in the Brain Injury Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, says: “To win, the players must prove that they suffered brain injuries because the defendants (World Rugby, RFU and WRU) failed to take reasonable steps to protect them from the known risk of brain injury. What is ‘reasonable’ will be determined by the information known, or ought to have been known, at the time of the events.“This is not easy and will require consideration of volumes of documents to identify what information was available on the risks at the time and evidence from independent medical experts regarding the link between the players’ brain injuries and any failings. It wouldn’t be unusual for this to take years. A legal action of this magnitude is bound to have significant implications for athletes, especially rugby players, suffering from brain injuries. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “If successful, it will set a precedent for others to come forward relying on the similar grounds. The impact on rugby’s governing bodies would be astronomical – the financial payouts per athlete could easily reach six-figure sums or more, as they will need to cover all injuries and financial losses suffered due to the injury.“Money aside, I would expect very swift and robust changes to be made to the game to fill in any gaps which could leave the governing bodies open to more legal action.” Former players plan to sue global governing body, the RFU and the WRU  Legal action: Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia (Getty Images) World Rugby facing concussion lawsuitWorld Cup winner Steve Thompson is one of eight former players who are planning to launch a legal action for negligence against World Rugby, the RFU and the WRU over the effects of concussion.All the players in the group, which also includes Alix Popham and Michael Lipman, are under the age of 45 and have been diagnosed with early onset dementia, which they believe is due to brain injuries suffered while playing rugby.Ex-England hooker Thompson cannot remember winning the World Cup in Australia in 2003 while former Wales international Popham’s memory loss led to him causing a fire at his home after he left the grill on.Lipman, 40, said: “This is something I will be battling forever and ultimately I won’t win. I am a walking time bomb. I feel like I am treading on eggshells with myself.”The players allege that given the significant risk of serious or permanent brain damage caused by concussions, World Rugby, RFU and WRU “owed them, as individual professional players, a duty to take reasonable care for their safety by establishing and implementing rules in respect of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of actual or suspected concussive and sub-concussive injuries”.last_img read more

Cámara Episcopal de los Obispos marzo de 2019: Oraciones de…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN [14 de marzo de 2019] La Cámara de los Obispos de La Iglesia Episcopal se reunirá en retiro en el Centro de Conferencias Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC. En la Eucaristía inaugural del 12 de marzo, el Reverendo Ricardo Bailey, capellán de la Cámara de los Obispos, dirigió a la congregación en las Oraciones de los fieles, escritas especialmente para esta reunión, con reconocimiento y oraciones por la Reverendísima Barbara Harris, celebrante, y por David Booth Beers, Canciller del Obispo Presidente, Emérito.Estas oraciones se comparten aquí:ORACIONES DE LOS FIELESEUCARISTÍA DE APERTURA DE LA CÁMARA DE LOS OBISPOSMARTES 12 DE MARZO DE 2019.CAMPAMENTO KANUGA, CAROLINA DEL NORTECAPILLA DE LA TRANSFIGURACIÓNCAPELLÁN: Llamados, como todos estamos, a dar a Jesús al mundo, nos reunimos en fe, como Iglesia en oración, pidiendo a nuestro Dios misericordioso que escuche nuestras necesidades y las necesidades de todos los que nos pidieron que les recordáramos en nuestras oraciones:POR LA IGLESIAEn acción de gracias a Dios por el testimonio y el ministerio de La Iglesia Episcopal y el de la Comunión Anglicana, especialmente cuando observamos y agradecemos a Dios por la Obispa Barbara Harris, la primera mujer ordenada obispo en esta Iglesia y en esta Comunión el 11 de febrero de 1989 ¡Que esta observancia de su 30º aniversario de la ordenación renueve su llamado a ser un apóstol a medida que continúa liberando corazones y transformando las mentes para que todos puedan celebrar la efusión del Espíritu de Dios en todos nosotros!¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR EL MUNDOQue al observar y celebrar el don de las mujeres, durante este mes de marzo, tengamos siempre la buena intención de celebrar los dones de cada mujer, creadas a imagen y semejanza de nuestro Dios, para anunciar la Buena Nueva a un mundo que necesita una Palabra del Señor. ¡Que Dios bendiga a las mujeres que sirven en nuestra Iglesia en el laicado, en la vida religiosa y monástica, en el diaconado, en el presbiterado y en el episcopado: que sigan sosteniendo, alimentando y capacitando a nuestro mundo para que se vean como Dios nos ve!¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR LOS OPRIMIDOS, AFLIGIDOS O EN NECESIDADPor todos los que sufren injusticia a manos de otros; recordemos especialmente las almas cuya dignidad y derecho a la vida no se respetan ni se protegen, especialmente a las que sufren por la “industria” del tráfico sexual humano; que el legado justo y el alma santa de Harriet Tubman inspiren a hombres y mujeres a trabajar para poner fin a todas las formas de esclavitud moderna, opresión y falta de respeto a la dignidad humana.¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR LAS NECESIDADES DE LA COMUNIDAD LOCAL.Que el Señor, que nos llama a todos por nuestro nombre, nos capacite e inspire a todos a continuar construyendo la relevancia y el lugar de Dios en cada aspecto de nuestras vidas. Por aquellos que consideran que nuestro ministerio es ofensivo o incluso amenazador, que el Espíritu Santo libere cada corazón endurecido y transforme cada mente cerrada para ver el bien que hacen los discípulos humildes de Jesús, todos los días en nuestras comunidades locales.¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR LA ASAMBLEA CRISTIANAPara que celebremos con profunda gratitud el trabajo, el ministerio, el fiel testimonio de nuestro hermano, David Booth Beers, Canciller del Obispo Presidente, que cumplió fielmente con este rol durante 27 años, que experimente paz de mente y corazón al embarcarse en el siguiente capítulo de su vida que Dios tiene reservado para él.¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR LOS MUERTOSQue Dios, que es fiel, levante y restaure a la promesa de la Vida Nueva a cada obispo de esta cámara y, más allá, a quienes nos hayan precedido, marcados con el signo de la fe. ¡Que tengan la paz y el descanso eternos y que sus oraciones se unan a la Comunión de los Santos que continuamente interceden por el bien de la Iglesia todos los días!¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!POR LAS ORACIONES EN NUESTROS CORAZONESQue cada oración que traemos a esta reunión de hoy, las dichas y no dichas, sean contestadas de acuerdo a la voluntad, al propósito y al plan de nuestro Dios que siempre conoce nuestras necesidades incluso antes de que las pidamos.¡Oremos al Señor! R /. ¡Señor, escucha nuestra oración!OBISPO: Dios Todopoderoso, que conoces nuestras necesidades antes de que las pidamos: ayúdanos a pedir solo lo que concuerda con tu voluntad; y las cosas buenas que no nos atrevemos, o en nuestra ceguera, no podemos pedir, concédenoslas por el bien de tu Hijo, Jesucristo nuestro Señor. ¡Amén! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Cámara Episcopal de los Obispos marzo de 2019: Oraciones de los fieles, Eucaristía de apertura, 12 de marzo de 2019 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Posted Mar 14, 2019 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA House of Bishops Spring 2019 last_img read more

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in February

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Amazon’s streaming service also has a few new series, including the Spanish teen drama “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres” (Feb. 19), the thriller “Tell Me Your Secrets” (TBA) and the LeBron James-produced IMDb TV original docu-series “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers” (Feb. 16), following a top-ranked high-school basketball team.Amazon also has a huge list of old and new romantic titles, such as “Chemical Hearts,” “Lost in Translation,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Sylvie’s Love,” “The Big Sick” and “Brokeback Mountain.”Here’s the complete list of what’s coming in February 2021, as of Jan. 25 (release dates are subject to change): The Anatomy of Fear Clifford: New Episodes — Amazon Original SeriesFeb. 16Catfish (2010)The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019)Feb. 18Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)Feb. 19The Boarding School: Las Cumbres: Season 1 — Amazon ExclusiveFeb. 26The Informer (2020)Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers: Limited Series — IMDb TV Original Please enter your comment! TAGSAmazon Prime VideoentertainmentFebruary 2021Streaming Videos Previous articleSR 429 widening for West Road to SR 414: Public Hearing Jan. 27Next articleTop 4 Active Sports You Can Learn Easily During Summer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Market WatchAmazon Prime Video has a pair of original movies, a handful of new series, and a slew of Valentine’s Day-themed movies on tap for February.Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek star in the love story “Bliss” (Feb. 5), which finds them questioning whether their reality is actually a computer simulation, while Kyle Allen and Kathryn Newton star in the teen rom-com “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” (Feb. 12) as a couple caught in a time loop trying to accomplish a perfect day. Tell Me Your Secrets: Season 1 — Amazon Original SeriesFeb. 1Antz (1998)Australia (2008)Be My Valentine (2013) (Hallmark Movies Now)Burn Motherf***ker, Burn! (2017) (Showtime)Coming to America (1988)Courageous (2011)Dazed and Confused (1993)Down to Earth (2001)Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) (Showtime)How She Move (2008)Imagine That (2009)Just Wright (2010)Kiki (2017) (IFC Films Unlimited)Love by Accident (2020) (UP Faith & Family)Love by the 10th Date (2017) (Lifetime Movie Club)Moulin Rouge (2001)Notes on a Scandal (2006)Shanghai Noon (2000)SMOOCH (2011) (Hallmark Movies Now)Spy Next Door (2010)The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)The Ides of March (2011)The Last Appeal (2016) (UP Faith & Family)The Prestige (2006)There’s Something About Mary (1998)The Village (2004)Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) (Showtime)19-2: Season 1 (Acorn TV)African American Lives: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)Billions: Seasons 1-3Black in Latin America: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)Butter and Brown: Season 1 (UP Faith & Family)City on a Hill: Season 1 (Showtime)Civil War Journal: Season 1 (History Vault)Faster with Finnegan: Season 1 (MotorTrend)Finding Your Roots: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries/PBS Living)For the Love of Jason: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)Genealogy Roadshow: Season 1 (PBS Living)I Killed My BFF: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)I Married Joan: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)Mercy Street: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)One On One: Season 1-5Raiders of Ghost City: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)Safe House: Season 1 (Sundance Now)The Game: Seasons 1-3The White Princess: Season 1 (STARZ)What’s New Scooby-Doo?: Season 1 (Boomerang)Feb. 5Bliss (2021) — Amazon Original MovieLittle Coincidences (Pequeñas Coincidencias): Season 3Feb. 12The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) — Amazon Original Movie You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TBA Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Two new funding programmes for arts fundraisers’ development

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  196 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  195 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Howard Lake | 12 April 2018 | News Fundraising Culture Change ProgrammeFollowing its 2017-18 Culture Change programme, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will be supporting a further five organisations between September 2018 – March 2019. The programme is a tailored training and consultancy package led by Michelle Wright, Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy.  It is for arts and cultural organisations undergoing substantial change, to support team-working towards the shared goal of increasing fundraising. Each programme is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual organisation. AFP welcomes applications from a wide range of organisations, reflecting the diversity of artists and audiences for art and culture across England. Find out more about the programme and apply here. The deadline for applications to the Fundraising Culture Change Programme (PDF) is 31 May 2018. Previous participant, Alastair Beddow, Chair of Trustees at Rhythmix, said: “We were very impressed by the work undertaken by Michelle Wright to help trustees and staff at Rhythmix to think through the charity’s external positioning and major donor strategy. She facilitated ideas development workshops very well, providing constructive challenge and drawing on her extensive knowledge of other arts organisations where relevant.”  Innovation Fund for FundraisingThe Innovation Fund in Fundraising is open to sector partners from arts, museums, heritage and libraries to develop fundraising support programmes specific to those sectors. Projects should focus on addressing a fundraising need and could involve intelligence-gathering, targeted training or new initiatives to explore the needs of a particular part of the sector.AFP is looking to invest in two programmes that can provide specific support to individuals or organisations to encourage better practice and innovation in their fundraising models.It will support two projects with up to £2,500 each. Expressions of interest in the Innovation Fund for Fundraising should be sent by 12.00pm on Friday 25th May to David Johnson, Head of Programme.  Two new funding programmes for arts fundraisers’ development Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy have announced two new funding initiatives for arts and culture organisations to apply for – the Fundraising Culture Change Programme and the Innovation Fund for Fundraising.Following its selection as an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is expanding its support services for the wider arts and cultural sector in England. It offers training courses, professional fellowships, bespoke support and e-learning programmes to promote innovative and effective practice in fundraising and leadership. Tagged with: arts innovation Training Advertisementlast_img read more

UCD big winner in Ireland Funds grant giving

first_img Howard Lake | 16 January 2019 | News UCD big winner in Ireland Funds grant giving Advertisement The American Ireland Funds (AIF) distributed nearly $30 million in 2017, with the Graduate Business School at University College Dublin (UCD) accounting for more than a third of that total.Information provided to the Irish Times by the US tax authorities shows that the AIF received a donation of $10.63 million (€9.23 million) from the fund in 2017 – by far the largest single donation made by the AIF that year.The funding to the business school will provide a teaching and learning facility – The Centre for the Future of Learning Capital Project. The project is part of a planned €65 million spend over five years as part of UCD’s Vision 2020 for the university’s college of business.In 2017 UCD raised €24 million, nearly double the figure for 2016.AIF give to 352 organisations and projects across Ireland and Irish communities worldwide in 2017. Other donations made include $79,525 to Barnardos while the Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA) received $80,000 to fund a leadership programme for GAA players.One of the most exclusive private schools in the country, Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, received $155,000 in grants in 2017 under several headings including $110,000 to enable the Abbey build a pedestrian bridge linking the monastery and the library.The tax documentation shows that the former chief executive of the AIF, Kieran McLoughlin, received $699,000 in pay, bonus and benefits in his last full year in the organisation.Meanwhile, the AIF has claimed in a Texas court that a fundraiser for it from 2014 to early 2018, stole money from the organisation by creating fictitious companies and charged the fund for services never performed. She has denied “each and every allegation” made in the Texas legal action. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  81 total views,  1 views today  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Media agency offers up to £45,000 worth of services for free to charity

first_img  365 total views,  2 views today 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 Melanie May | 28 August 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Media agency offers up to £45,000 worth of services for free to charity Tagged with: pro bonocenter_img Advertisement  366 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Main photo: Managing Director Prasad Manjrekar and direct response specialist Matt Baldock. Credit: Mans Media. Independent marketing and advertising agency Mans Media is offering to waive its commission fee to provide services worth up to £45,000 for free to a charity looking to reach new and diverse audiences.Mans Media is inviting registered charities to get in touch for a brief discussion on the outline of their intended campaign. The agency will then select one charity to benefit from the offer.By removing commission fees, which it says normally range from 10-15% of campaign spend, Mans Media hopes its offer will help pave the way for more charities to consider diversifying their marketing and advertising approaches.The agency was founded by Prasad Manjrekar in 2013 to work with ethical brands and organisations in the third sector, which have included NSPCC.Managing Director Prasad Manjrekar said:“We want to help charities reach as many people as possible with their message, so this offer to waive our commission fee is just our way of doing our part.“There are countless examples of successful advertising campaigns run by commercial brands, yet in comparison the number of charity campaigns pales in comparison. Mans Media want to help change the charity advertising landscape, and by giving our services for free we’re ensuring charities achieve maximum impact for their budget, enabling them to use funds for their core charitable purposes.”Charities can submit their brief via the Mans Media site.last_img read more