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Think tank to consult with charities and donors on the research 'they most need'

A major consultation is challenging the the status quo on research by asking donors and charity leaders what research they most want to help them in their vital work.

It will invite input from all UK charities, foundations and public or private donors, through an open ‘crowd-sourcing’ process, including a series of focus groups in London, Edinburgh, Bradford, Manchester and Cardiff. The project is supported by a distinguished advisory group of funders, private donors, researchers, charity leaders and umbrella bodies.  

Live crowdfunding gives life to London’s social change projects

The Young Funding Network (YFN) will host their next live crowdfunding event at LSE, returning after their incredible event in 2017 which raised more than £3,600 for social enterprises in just 30 minutes. YFN aim to smash targets for early stage social change projects.

£330m released from dormant funds for good causes to mixed reaction

Up to £330m from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities and other good causes in the UK over the next four years, Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced.

Around £280 million will be allocated to initiatives across England to help disadvantaged young people into work, provide housing for families and vulnerable people, and tackle problem debt.

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