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West Midlands grant making charity Heart of England Community Foundation has launched its annual online appeal to help the region’s most vulnerable people during the cold winter months. The Surviving Winter appeal aims to raise money among businesses to support those affected by isolation, homelessness and food poverty. It is also asking people who receive a winter fuel allowance to donate all or part of that benefit if they can afford to. In addition, people are being urged to stage fundraising events to support the appeal. A dedicated fundraising page has been set up on the charity’s website, where those wanting to take part canRead More →

Save the Children has teamed up with Visa to create contactless donation Christmas jumpers for its annual festive fundraiser. The jumpers will be warn by 30 of the charity’s face-to-face fundraising team at 16 London Tube stations on Christmas Jumper Day (14 December). On the day of activity the public, schools and employers are being urged to stage Christmas jumpers events. A donation of £2 is sought for each person wearing a jumper, and £1 for pupils. The charity has developed the contactless jumpers to take into account changing consumer behaviour and the rise in contactless transactions. More than 60% of Visa’s face to faceRead More →

Click here to skip to the infographic 2018 has seen the biggest ever fines issued by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for information security breaches. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest fines dished out to companies and charities in the infographic below – not including some of the year’s biggest breaches of data that are still under investigation, such as the nearly 50 million user accounts that were compromised by Facebook, or the 500 million hotel guests impacted in the recent Marriott hack. These breaches paint an alarming enough picture – but all of the fines so far have been for incidents that occuredRead More →

Muscular Dystrophy UK is looking to expand its digital campaigning, including establishing an online campaigning network. The charity has appointed charity campaigns expert Rob Burley as Director of Campaigns, Care and Support to lead on the work. A spokeswoman for the charity says that setting up an online campaigning network is among the areas he will oversee. He will also be involved with the charity’s social media team. The appointment of Burley, who has 15 years experience in the charity sector, comes as Muscular Dystrophy UK launches its three-year (2019-2022) strategy Making Every Day Count. This sets out plans for an awareness raising campaigning toRead More →

A charity is helping develop an interactive data visualisation tool to improve the way councils analyse data to support children in care. Children’s charity Coram has been involved in developing the tool which will give councils a better insight into where improvements in support need to be made and how best to tackle issues such as delays in the care system. It tracks children’s journey through the care system, from when they are first referred to councils. The tool then takes the data to create an interactive visualisation. Dots are used to demonstrate the child’s movement and support within care, which can highlight congested areasRead More →