News from United Kingdom



Government plans to consult on proposals to increase the minimum percentage that society lotteries must contribute to good causes – currently at 20 per cent – are likely to result in many not-for-profits having to close their lotteries and others seeing a considerable drop in income at a time of great austerity.

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Creating a tailored training model for community fundraising for Christian Aid, the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has set a benchmark that is now open to other charities.

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In the first ever survey asking charities in Scotland what they think the potential impact of Scottish independence on fundraising might be, respondents found it easier able to identify disadvantages (74%) than advantages (56%).

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The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has recently been approved as a supplier for the BIG Assist programme. This means that charities qualifying for support under the scheme can invest in developing their fundraising capacity through the Institute’s training programme.

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