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News relating to the activities and work of our ACO charity members. Please contact us if you would like to add news about your organisation here.


  • Whisk - Whisk dripping with yellow cake mixture
    Celebrating Nurses Day

    Cavell Nurses’ Trust were encouraging people to bake a difference, and join their Raise Your Whisks campaign and host a bake sale during the week of 5th May, from International Midwives’ Day until International Nurses’ Day.

  • ISM Report - Impact of Brexit on Musicians
    ISM releases Brexit Report

    The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the professional body for the UK’s musicians, has published its latest report into the effects of Brexit on the music profession, titled Impact of Brexit on Musicians.

  • ABTA LifeLine -  Hawaiian Big Charity Day event
    ABTA LifeLine goes tropical

    It may have been a dark and dreary day in May, but ABTA LifeLine brought sunshine to offices by asking ABTA staff members to dress in tropical clothing for their annual Big Charity Day.

  • Orkney Garden Festival - The Garden House in Orkney
    Orkney Garden Festival supports Perennial’s 180th

    The biennial Orkney Garden Festival takes place in Scotland this July, giving visitors a selection of open gardens to visit, and talks and demonstrations from well-known gardening personalities.

  • Body Image - Woman stands at mirror and measures waist
    Live Chat on Body Image

    Wimbledon Guild held a live Twitter chat on body image during Mental Health Awareness Week, encouraging people to join in the conversation.

  • Pharmacist - Woman looks at shelf of drugs and appears anxious and frustrated
    Pharmacist Support’s Boots Partnership

    Pharmacist Support announced their wellbeing partnership with Boots, following a successful pilot in 2017, to reach more of those in the profession facing difficult times.

  • Big Peat RAF Edition - A bottle of the RAF Edition surrounded by RAF memorabilia
    Big Peat RAF Edition

    Douglas Laing & Co, a leading family Scotch whisky business, has launched Big Peat ‘The RAF Edition’ in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

  • Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society - Image titled Homeward Bound, by John Roberts, winner of the Working at Sea category of Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society's annual Ultimate Sea View competition
    Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society turns 180!

    Some ACO members have been around for a surprising number of years, and this year one of our oldest members Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is celebrating their 180th anniversary with their campaign Shipwrecked One Eighty.

  • Cute dog with knitted hat - photo courtesy of
    The Crafty Vet Project

    Vetlife are encouraging the veterinary community to discover their creative side with The Crafty Vet Project, and to discover the mental health benefits of crafting.

  • Sir Mark Sedwill - Whitehall civil servant
    New appointments at The Charity for Civil Servants

    The Charity for Civil Servants this month announced the appointment of Sir Mark Sedwill KCMG, Cabinet Secretary, as President and Peter Schofield CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, as Chair of the charity.

  • Horse racing - Jockeys with tack in stables
    Racing Welfare launch mental health report

    Racing Welfare published the findings of their year-long mental health research project ‘A lifestyle rather than a job': a review and recommendations on mental health support within the British horseracing industry. ACO attended their report launch event at Royal Windsor Racecourse on 13th May.

  • 2019 Newton Charity Investment Survey - Graphics from the website
    2019 Newton Charity Investment Survey

    Thanks to the input of respected UK charity sector leaders, the Newton Charity Investment Survey has delivered five years of unique industry views, and insights into positioning and investment practices across the sector.

  • Help - Couple work out their finances together, man holds out cardboard sign reading 'help'
    Perennial launches Online Budgeting Tool

    Perennial has created an online budgeting tool to help people understand their finances and manage their money better.

  • Homeless - Homeless woman seated in one of london's tube station corridors
    Benenden Health sleeps out for homelessness

    On the 11th April 2019 Benenden Health staff Andrew Barker, Jane Storey, Marion Hall and Bob Andrews swapped their suits for sleeping bags as part of the national CEO sleepout campaign.

  • Help for Heroes Paralympics - Competitor on trike pulled by enthusastic dog
    Help for Heroes host Phoenix Winter Games

    Help for Heroes held their annual mini winter Paralympics, a week of sporting challenges from wheelchair rugby to dog sled racing united wounded, injured and sick veterans and Serving personnel from around the country.

  • Choral Singing - Chior singing at St Paul's Cathedral
    Clergy Support Trust’s 365th Festival

    Clergy Support Trust is to hold their 365th annual choral festival at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the work of the charity.

  • ABTA Lifeline and Freedom Travel Group - ABTA Lifeline staff, industry colleagues, and their friends
    ABTA Lifeline & Freedom Travel Group climb Snowdon

    Over £5000 was raised in ABTA Lifeline and Freedom Travel Group’s mountainous challenge.

  • Laptop computer - Closeup of man's hands typing onto laptop keyboard
    GroceryAid Launch Health & Wellbeing Support

    GroceryAid, the national charity for the grocery industry, has expanded its mental health support by creating an online wellbeing portal in partnership with Rightsteps.

  • Old Kitchen - Old Kitchen without household appliances
    Turn2us fights to end Appliance Poverty

    Turn2us are working on their latest campaign, #LivingWithout, which aims to get a fridge, freezer, washing machine and cooker in every home.

  • The Journalists Charity - Helping journalists since 1864
    Journalists’ Charity appoints new CEO

    Former BBC journalist, regional radio producer and TV executive James Brindle is appointed new CEO of the Journalists’ Charity upon retirement of its former Director.

  • Dance Professionals Fund - Images and graphics from the Dance Professional Fund
    Dance Professionals Fund launch new website

    Dance Professionals Fund has launched a new website with the primary aim to ensure applying for assistance is as straightforward as possible.

  • Cyclone Idai - Residents in Mozambique take to high ground during flooding
    MCF gives £45K grant to Cyclone Idai victims

    Masonic Charitable Foundation gives Plan International UK a £45,000 emergency grant to help with their relief efforts.

  • Great British Beef Week - Member of RABI support the campaign
    R.A.B.I support Great British Beef Week

    R.A.B.I joined the Ladies in Beef’s campaign to promote everything good about British beef.

  • Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch - Fundraising event held at the Guildhall in the City Of London
    Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

    The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch has raised over £2million in its lifetime for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Marines Charity.

  • The Journalists Charity - Helping journalists since 1864
    Welcome to the Journalists’ Charity

    Helping journalists since 1864, The Journalists’ Charity distributes grants and other forms of financial assistance to those in urgent need. In 2018, it will pay out between £400,000 and £500,000 in more than 140 cases, with beneficiaries’ ages ranging from those in their 20s to those in their 90s.

  • Medical profession stress - female medical professional in crouching position
    Stress, burnout and wellbeing among UK dentists

    The BDA Benevolent Fund is receiving an increased demand for their help, echoing a recently published report into the high levels of stress and burnout in the profession arising from the pressure of regulation and fear of litigation.

  • Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust - Building with logo of the Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust logo
    Mowlem Award 2019 open for applications

    B&CE’s Charitable Trust, which provides support for construction workers and the industry, is calling for organisations to apply for the Mowlem Award 2019.

  • The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society - Female staff at RAs Belvedere House Care Home
    Royal Alfred Celebrates Contribution of Female Staff on IWD

    The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is celebrating International Women’s Day by raising awareness of the social care industry’s dependence on dedicated female care workers.

  • Officers Association - Our Impact 2017 -2018 report photo
    OA Helps Over 5,400 Officers

    The Officers’ Association has increased support to serving and former officers developing their post-military careers, as highlighted in their latest Impact Report. The OA Employment Team provided 1,125 one-to-one career consultations and CV reviews. In addition, over 1,100 jobs were posted onto the OA Executive Jobs Board.

  • Pub Bar Taps - Pub Bar Taps
    Pubcos Set For Mental Health Training

    Pubcos around the country are to receive training on how to spot the warning signs of mental health issues amongst their workforce, and how to deal with problems, under a ground-breaking new initiative being launched by the Licenced Trade Charity.

  • Harry Specters chocolates - Insurance Charities teams up with Harry Specters chocolates
    Insurance Charities teams up with Harry Specters chocolates

    The Insurance Charities has partnered with Harry Specters chocolates – a social enterprise set up by Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism - and will include Harry Specters chocolates in their Awareness Week charity boxes and bags.

  • ICE Benevolent Fund - members of staff atennd AGM
    All change at the ICE Ben Fund

    The ICE Benevolent Fund has undergone a modernisation and transformation process over the past decade that continues to evolve and shows no sign of slowing down.

  • FOTE Football Friends - Football Friends brings individuals aged 65 or over together over a shared love of football
    Football Friends meet West Ham legend

    Participants from Friends of the Elderly programme Any Old Irons, which is run in partnership with West Ham United Foundation, met renowned footballer Tony Cottee.

  • The Snail and the Whale illustration - children’s favourite, The Snail and the Whale, written by former children's laureate Julia Donaldson
    Family Fund help sign story for World Book Day

    A group of organisations, including Family Fund, have created a video of children’s favourite The Snail and the Whale using Makaton sign language. The Snail and the Whale is by former children's laureate Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room on the Broom.

  • The Charity for Civil Servants - Charity for Civil Servants in Times Top 100 NFPs 2019
    Charity for Civil Servants in Times Top 100 NFPs 2019

    The Charity for Civil Servants has been ranked 34th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For.

  • New trustee appointments at iprovision - Lizzie D’Angelo, Baroness Olly Grender and James Harkness
    New trustee appointments at iprovision

    The Chartered Institute of Public Relations benevolent fund, iprovision, has strengthened its board with the appointment of three new trustees – Lizzie D’Angelo, Baroness Olly Grender and James Harkness.

  • Sons & Friends of the Clergy becomes Clergy Support Trust - Graphics from the Clergy Support Trust website
    Sons & Friends of the Clergy now Clergy Support Trust

    The 364-year old clergy support charity Sons & Friends has re-launched and re-branded itself as Clergy Support Trust. The aim of the re-brand is to make the charity’s name more inclusive and its work more accessible to Anglican clergy, almost a third of whom are now women.

  • Disability  and Freedom - conceptual image of woman in wheelchair, open arms facing sea
    How a Turn2us grant helped Hayley

    Turn2Us highlight a recent case in which their support and assistance provided a grant that transformed the life of the recipient. Read about Hayley's story

  • Smallwood Trust - The Smallwood Trust logo and an image of a smiling mother with her young child
    Smallwood transform grant-making to individuals

    Smallwood Trust have found that small amounts of financial assistance can ease pressure, enabling women to focus on other areas of their lives, and will now be providing more flexible grants targeted at removing barriers to improving women's lives.

  • Don McCarthy CBE - Ambassador for the retailTRUST
    Mentoring programme in memory of Don McCarthy

    retailTRUST, the trade charity for the retail sector and supporting service industries, has launched the elevator mentoring programme in memory of the late Don McCarthy CBE.

  • Peter Waterman - On board a GWR engine
    Pete in the driving seat for charity tour

    Record producer and broadcaster Pete Waterman OBE launched a nationwide tour of railway stations as part his new role promoting the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF).

  • Pharmacy - Pharmacist with selection of drugs in hands
    New Chief Executive at Pharmacist Support

    Pharmacist Support has appointed Danielle Hunt as the new Chief Executive of the charity.

  • Horticulture - Older man spreads arms across growing plants
    Perennial pledge to support more in 180th year

    To mark its 180th year, Perennial wants to reach more people with its tailored one-to-one support services than ever before. The Party for Perennial, now in its fifth year, kicked off activities demonstrating the sector’s support for the charity.

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Conductor leads orchestra members
    HMUK partnership with Association of British Orchestras

    The new strategic pairing will see HMUK become the inaugural charity partner of ABO by continuing its support at future ABO events in Manchester next year and London in 2021. HMUK will also support the ABO's professional development programmes, created for ambitious managers and musicians in the sector to drive their own knowledge, skills and profile.

  • Sometimes we say we're fine when we're not - GroceryAid and Time to Change focus on mental health
    Mental health spotlight on #TimetoTalk day

    GroceryAid joined Time to Change to encourage those affected to seek support and speak about their mental health.

  • Children and creatures - Friends of the Elderly visit
    FOTE home welcomes children - and creatures!

    Residents at the Retired Nurses National Home were delighted to welcome local primary school children to the home last week. But it wasn’t just the children who came to visit!

  • Edith Cavell - Statue at Norwich Cathedral
    Commemoration service honours Edith Cavell

    Cavell Nurses' Trust is working with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to host a special service at Westminster Abbey commemorating the life of Florence Nightingale as well as the Centenary of Edith Cavell's reinterment on 15th May 2019 at Westminster Abbey.

  • Le Tour de Cuisine - Hospitality Action’s fifth annual fundraising event
    Le Tour de Cuisine

    Hospitality Action’s fifth annual Le Tour de Cuisine - Cotswold Cycle Challenge, sponsored by Sky and The Calcot Collection, takes place on Monday 10th June. Since the first event in 2015 intrepid riders have raised a whopping £220,000 for Hospitality Action.

  • #AnxietyArch - Architects Benevolent Society (ABS) #AnxietyArch campaign

    Throughout 2019 the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS) will be putting the mental wellbeing of architectural professionals and students at the top of the agenda through its #AnxietyArch campaign.

  • The Grand Prix Trust - Trust beneficiaries assemble for group photo behind a topiary of a F1 car in the pit lane
    Record-breaking year for the Grand Prix Trust

    The Grand Prix Trust assisted more clients than ever during 2018, by means of financial help and signposting. They have been able to assist with a wide variety of matters including medical needs, redundancy, household items and respite. Here is one example:

  • SBA The Solicitors’ Charity - Tim Martin CEO
    Change at SBA

    The SBA The Solicitors’ Charity has announced the departure of its CEO, Tim Martin. Tim spearheaded and oversaw a huge programme of change and modernisation for the Board.

  • Blue plaque for Edith Smallwood - Plaque outside the Trust's offices in Malvern
    Blue plaque for Edith Smallwood

    In December 2018, the Mayor of Malvern unveiled a blue plaque in celebration of the life and work of Smallwood Trust’s founder, philanthropist Edith Smallwood. Miss Smallwood dedicated her life to helping women in Worcestershire and beyond. Significantly, this plaque will mark one of only 14% of blue plaques across the country that honour women.

  • Duchess of Sussex visits Brinsworth House - Duchess of Sussex with Chairman of the Royal Variety, Giles Cooper
    Duchess of Sussex visits Brinsworth

    The Royal Variety Charity was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex to Brinsworth House on Tuesday 18th December 2018, where she was taken on a tour of the building by Chairman of the Royal Variety, Giles Cooper.

  • LGBT+ Group - Diverse group of people
    RBL launches LGBTQ+ Branch

    The launch of the new branch comes 19 years since the ban on gay and bisexual people serving in the UK Armed Forces was lifted. The LGBTQ+ and Allies Branch will be the Royal British Legion’s first ever LGBTQ+ branch and aims to recognise and remember the contribution of the LGBTQ+ community to the British Armed Forces.

  • Adult Skills Training - Participants receive tuition at the computer
    retailTRUST partners with Ufi Charitable Trust

    Ufi Charitable Trust is investing £50,000 through its VocTech Seed capital fund to develop one of the first major digital vocational learning initiatives in retail. The funding will help retailTRUST to ensure that the retail sector is future proofed, with a highly skilled and adaptive workforce while the industry experiences an unprecedented pace of change.

  • RAF Veterans - Former Spitfire pilot Squadron Leader Allan Scott, 96
    Find RAF National Service veterans in need

    This New Year's Day marked the 70th anniversary of the enactment of the National Service Act, which led to more than two million young men being conscripted into the British Armed Forces. On this anniversary, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, is launching a public appeal to find National Service RAF veterans.

  • Racing Welfare - On the gallops
    Landmark partnership for Racing Welfare

    The agreement, which comes into effect in January 2019, will see The Racing Foundation award £3.89 million to Racing Welfare over the next three years, reflecting the charity’s position as the UK’s core provider of human welfare services for everyone living and working in the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industries.

  • Tractor - A tractor maintains a large field at sunset
    47% more grants given to working families

    The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution saw a huge 47% rise in the amount it paid to working farmers, farmworkers and their dependants last year, compared to 2017. The charity gave out grants of £437,825 to 215 working families in 2018, a significant increase on 2017’s figure of £297,000.

  • National Garden Scheme - Attractive dog sitting among snowdrops
    Gardens open for The QNI

    In June, Matthew Bradby, the QNI’s Head of Communications, is opening his garden to the public, to raise funds for nursing and caring charities. This is the third year that he has opened his garden as part of the National Garden Scheme, which was founded by the QNI in 1927.

  • Stephen W Green - A painting of two horses meeting in heaven
    PDT artist starting Master’s degree

    Artist Stephen Green is on the way to starting his Master’s degree thanks to the Police Dependents’ Trust who helped him after being seriously injured by a police horse. The PDT present Stephen's story in his own words.

  • Perennial Lifeline Garden - Plans for the garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019
    Perennial Lifeline Garden at Chelsea 2019

    The Perennial Lifeline Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 is one of a series of show gardens and events designed to mark Perennial’s 180th anniversary this year.

  • Tobias Ellwood MP - Minister for Defence People and Veterans arrives at the House of Commons
    Minister says veterans not damaged

    Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood MP, says we must challenge false perceptions of veterans. The former Army officer, said: “That is a real challenge that we have, because too many people out there think because we served we are damaged.”

  • James Ainscough - Chief Executive at Help Musicians UK
    New Chief Executive at HMUK

    Help Musicians UK today announced that it has appointed James Ainscough as its permanent CEO. James joined HMUK in April 2018 and stepped up from his role as interim Financial Director into the position of interim CEO in July 2018.

  • Rehabilitation training - partnership between the Canal and River Trust and Help for Heroes
    200 supported to become job-ready

    Almost 200 veterans and serving Armed Forces have benefitted from an ongoing partnership between Help for Heroes and City & Guilds/ILM, which awards all qualifications as a gift in kind.

  • GroceryAid Day 2019 - Graphics for the campaign
    GroceryAid Day

    The national charity for the grocery industry is organising GroceryAid Day, an awareness initiative set to take place for the first time on Tuesday 26th February 2019. The annual event aims to make everybody who works in the grocery industry aware of the practical, emotional and financial support available to them.

  • Greenhouse - Indoor greenhouse with plants
    Asda funds care home greenhouse

    Employees at the Asda Bournemouth store have taken part in various fundraising events to raise money for a care home greenhouse. With support from the Asda Foundation, they recently presented a £679.99 cheque to staff from the Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) run by Friends of the Elderly.

  • Russell Howard meets nurses of special edition of his show. - Melissa Heslop and Jenny Donnelly, winners of Cavell Nurses Trust #10kForNurses fundraising prize draw
    Superstar fundraising nurses meet comedian

    Two nurses, selected randomly from a prize draw recognizing participants in the charity’s #10kForNurses fundraising campaign, were invited to join Russell Howard for a special recording of the Russell Howard Hour.

  • CABA Courses - Graphics from the CABA website
    CABA launch new development courses

    CABA, the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association, have created two new courses for personal and professional development, adding to over 16 courses already available to ACA students, past and present ICAEW members and their families.

  • Community group - Mixed age and race group
    Bank Workers Charity's achievements

    BWC, the Bank Workers Charity have published their annual Trustee report and accounts for the last year, and highlight some of their achievements during this time.

  • Spanish Flag - Flag fluttering in the breeze
    Age in Spain receive grant to help soldiers

    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has awarded a grant of £25,000 to Age in Spain. The grant will go towards providing information, casework and repatriation support to British soldiers, veterans and their families living in Spain.

  • HRH The Prince of Wales visits RSM - Prince Charles speaks with attending musician
    HRH The Prince of Wales visits RSM

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain on 15th November to officially open the building at 26 Fitzroy Square.

  • The Grand Prix Trust - Trust beneficiaries assemble for group photo behind a topiary of a F1 car in the pit lane
    Formula 1’s unsung heroes

    The Grand Prix Trust has organised a number of Members Regional Meetings during 2018. The purpose of this was to try and alleviate social isolation for those members that lost touch with their former colleagues in the racing industry for various reasons.

  • Woodland in autumn - Woman and two children seated on a bench in an autumnal park
    Perennial prepares for busy winter

    Perennial is preparing for a busy winter ahead as the roll-out of the government’s flagship benefits programme, Universal Credit, continues to cause confusion and frustration among those it will affect. An estimated 600,000 self-employed people will be worse off under Universal Credit and so the services team has increased its focus on support, training and preparation to help self-employed horticulturists, as well as single people and families, navigate the new system.

  • Mike Mirams - New CEO of NewstrAid charity
    NewstrAid's new CEO

    NewstrAid has appointed a new CEO, Mike Mirams. Mike joined the Trustee Board of NewstrAid in April 2004 and was Chairman for six years from April 2012.

  • iProvision selected members - Pat Gaudin (Chair), Deborah Powton, Dave Sanders, Jenifer Stirton and Kevin Taylor
    iprovision trustees feature in 70 at 70

    The CIPR has published a list of 70 members who've made an outstanding contribution to the Institute and the wider PR industry. 70 at 70 features pioneering practitioners, alongside unsung CIPR members and volunteers from a range of professional backgrounds.

  • The Hospital Saturday Fund - Members of The Hospital Saturday Fund
    26 charities receive donations from HSF

    Twenty-six Irish and UK charities received donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception in London recently. In total, £100k/€110k was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event, held at the Irish Embassy in London and hosted by Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Gerald Angley.

  • The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust - Door plaque outside The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust's Hampstead office
    New Focus of Grant Making Strategy

    The Trustees of The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust have recently undertaken a review of its grant making policies and procedures. The main remit of the Trust is poverty alleviation, and the charity wants to ensure that all grant making is compatible with that remit. As a result there will be changes in some of the activities funded.

  • Kelly's Story - GroceryAid’s latest case study film
    Sporting Lunch raises half a million for GroceryAid

    Over 1,200 people attended the sold out GroceryAid Sporting Lunch on 2nd November 2018, raising a record £515k for the charity. This money will help fund the December financial grant payments that the charity makes to over 2,200 colleagues in need.

  • Living fulfilled lives - Annual review from Friends of the Elderly
    Living fulfilled lives

    Steve Allen, Chief Executive says in the Friends of the Elderly annual review that the charity has refreshed its vision, mission and values to reflect the changes to the way people want and need care and support. They have begun to implement a plan for the future, which is to continue to provide high quality services and activities that are both personalised to individual needs and integrated with local communities.

  • Wayne Hector - Famous songwriter seated at piano
    Wayne Hector at PRS for Music Fund

    Hit-making songwriter Wayne Hector has become part of the PRS Members’ Fund as a patron. He will be a valuable asset to the Fund and a great ambassador.

  • Alex Ramamurthy -  Chief Executive Officer of the Care Workers Charity at the 2018 Charity Times Awards
    New CEO at the Care Workers Charity

    Richard Muncaster will succeed Alex Ramamurthy (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of the Care Workers Charity with effect from 30th November 2018. Richard brings over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, leading teams in a variety of income generation, marketing, programme delivery, volunteering, communications, policy and campaigning roles.

  • DoH £15m grant for mental healthcare - Image of young woman holding a piece of paper with the written words 'Help Me'
    Workplace Wellbeing

    ABS is committed to speaking openly about mental health issues and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for those in the architectural community. In addition to practical support provided through their partnership with Anxiety UK, ABS is collaborating with RIBA on a pilot scheme to deliver wellbeing workshops in various locations, hosted by practices and delivered by presenters with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field.

  • ABTA Lifeline logo - ABTA Lifeline logo-resized
    ABTA LifeLine’s Spirit of Christmas Appeal

    ABTA LifeLine’s Spirit of Christmas appeal is about helping travel industry colleagues and their families who may be really struggling at this magical time.

  • Elederly pensioner - Seated man with hands folded over the top of a walking stick
    Plan to protect veterans from extreme poverty

    7,000 Commonwealth veterans who served with the British Armed Forces will receive two meals a day through a programme delivered by the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL). RCEL will receive a grant of £11.8 million over a five-year period to support the initiative, which spans four continents and more than 30 countries.

  • Sons & Friends of the Clergy - Graphics from the Sons & Friends of the Clergy website
    Sons & Friends of the Clergy names Chair

    On Thursday 8th November, Revd Canon Simon Butler was elected Senior Treasurer and chair of the board of Sons & Friends of the Clergy by the charity’s governors.

  • Janet's Story - Turn2Us feature Janet and her family
    How did Turn2us help Janet?

    Janet was working as a journalist before she suddenly had to stop. Turn2Us tells her story and about how their assistance helped her and her family.

  • John Deere Tractor - RABI supporters bring tractors onto the dance floor
    Supporters bring tractors onto the dance floor

    A harvest ball held at the Pavilions at the Yorkshire Showground raised £5,200 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

  • Lynsey de Paul Prize winner - Amahla, winner of the 2018 prize
    Lynsey de Paul Prize winners announced

    PRS Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund have announced the latest winners of the Lynsey de Paul Prize.

  • Lionheart - Graphics from the report cover
    LionHeart 2018 Impact Report published

    LionHeart has published its latest Impact Report showing how the charity has grown and helped more people than ever before over the last five years.

  • iprovision - Graphics used in promotion of their new book
    iprovision features in CIPR book

    Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations. Edited by Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR, Platinum is the story of the CIPR as told by its members, including a chapter about iprovision, the CIPR Benevolent Fund.

  • Raymond Blanc - The famous chef aboard a Eurostar train
    Festive Fundraising Dinner with Raymond Blanc

    Hospitality Action is offering the opportunity to join Raymond Blanc OBE and his Executive Head Chef Gary Jones and Chef Pâtissier Benoit Blin from the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons at their Christmas fundraising dinner in London on 26th November.

  • The Reverend Richard Coles - Portrait of the artist and celibate vicar
    Rev. Coles confirmed for HMUK’s flagship event

    Hitmaker-turned-vicar and former Strictly contestant The Reverend Richard Coles is to deliver the sermon at this year’s Festival of St Cecilia, Help Musicans UK’s annual festive fixture. It will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 21st.

  • Mont Ventoux - Cyclist nearing the summit
    Cycling Furniture Makers raise £14,000

    Eight members of The Furniture Makers’ Company have raised almost £14,000 for the charity by collectively cycling all three routes of Mont Ventoux in Provence (a regular feature of the Tour de France) in a single day.

  • Friends of the Elderly  and The Act Foundation - logos for the two charities
    More FOTE grants thanks to partnership

    In April 2018, Friends of the Elderly began a partnership with The ACT Foundation, who are matching the annual £100,000 grant fund for the next five years, taking the total fund to £1million.

  • Introducing DogBot - Launched as part of the charity's Mental Wellbeing campaign, DogBot is a virtual canine counsellor
    Introducing DogBot

    Launched as part of the Charity for Civil Servants’ Mental Wellbeing campaign in October, DogBot is a virtual canine counsellor.

  • CWC: Charity Times Award Winners 2018! - Members of the CWC team collect their award from guest host Holly Walsh
    CWC: Charity Times Award Winners 2018!

    The Care Workers Charity won ‘Change Project of the Year’ at the 2018 Charity Times Awards and was also shortlisted for Charity of the Year, for an income of up to £1 million.

  • Cavell Nurses’ Trust climb Snowdon  - Walkers at the summit of Snowdon during Storm Cal;lum
    Cavell Nurses’ Trust climb Snowdon

    Seventy-nine intrepid adventurers pulled on their hiking boots and raincoats to walk to the top of Snowdon in October. This was all to raise money for UK nurses facing hardship and was a key event in the #10kForNurses fundraising campaign taking place throughout the month.

  • ABS Ambassadors - Banner graphics featuring ambassadors for ABS
    Celebrating the work of ABS Ambassadors

    Since launching the Architects Benevolent Society Ambassador programme, it has gone from strength to strength. There are now over 40 volunteer ambassadors in the UK.

  • AGBI - graphics from the AGBI website
    AGBI Artists’ Christmas Cards

    To help raise funds, the AGBI produces charity Christmas cards and greetings cards by distinguished artists connected to the charity.

  • Red Bull Aston Martin - Vehicle being driven on two wheels, showing advertising for the Grand Prix Trust on the belly pan
    Grand Prix Trust

    The Industry Leader Challenge fundraiser this year sees Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner take on the daunting task of learning to stunt drive an Aston Martin on two wheels. This is no easy task! Luckily, Christian is getting lessons from a leader in the stunt driving industry, Terry Grant.

  • GroceryAid - Helpline staff and GroceyAid logo
    GroceryAid working with Macmillan

    GroceryAid know that a crisis can happen at any time in your life. When you are least expecting it, things can happen that knock you off course physically, mentally and financially.

  • Teaching staff - Attractive female model poses as teacher
    TST merges with SOSS

    The trustees of the Teaching Staff Trust (TST) and the Society of Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses (SOSS) have concluded negotiations for the two charities to merge under the TST name and brand.

  • Grocery Aid - 2018 Impact Report - Graphics from the report cover
    GroceryAid publishes first Impact Report

    GroceryAid has published its first Impact Report revealing that employers have become the charity’s primary referrer – an important milestone as awareness in the grocery industry grows.

  • Jelly Babies - Close-up of sweets in ordered rows
    H4H Limited-edition Jelly Babies

    100 years on from the end of the First World War, Maynards Bassetts is partnering with Help for Heroes for a very special anniversary. In celebration of the end of the First World War in 1918, George Bassett & Co. produced Peace Babies – what would later become the confectionery classic we all know as Jelly Babies.

  • Liz Stokes and Alex Mann -  New faces at Help Musicians UK
    New faces at Help Musicians UK

    Help Musicians UK has appointed Liz Stokes as Communications & PR Manager and Alex Mann as External Affairs Manager. Liz and Alex join the charity in these newly created roles within the Communications team to work under Indy Vidyalankara, Head of Strategic Communications and Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs and Business Development.

  • Independent Age - Graphics from the report cover
    74% back free personal care for over-65s

    Independent Age is calling for free personal care for all those who need it in England, who are aged 65 and over, to help solve the social care crisis. In new polling carried out by YouGov exclusively for Independent Age, the majority of adults in England would support paying more in tax or a lump sum to fund free personal care.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day - Graphics for World Suicide Prevention Day
    World Suicide Prevention Day

    People still believe suicide is something that will never affect them, but the stark figures on suicide suggest otherwise, and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th aimed to make people realise that every single one of us has a part to play.

  • Ship at sea - Merchant ship navigates a stormy sea
    M/V Derbyshire memorial

    Merchant Navy Welfare Board Chairman Capt. Andrew Cassels and Chief Executive Peter Tomlin, attended the Derbyshire Family Association memorial service at the Liverpool Parish Church in September, remembering the 38th year following the sinking of the M/V Derbyshire and the loss of all 44 lives on board.

  • Alicia Chivers - The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution's Chief Executive
    R.A.B.I appoints new CEO

    The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) has appointed Alicia Chivers as its new chief executive. Alicia will take over from Paul Burrows in November 2018.

  • Horses and stables - Two horse led by their trainers outside stables
    Racing’s Occupational Health Service

    Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, received its national launch in September 2018. The service offers a framework for the management of the physical and mental wellbeing of all those working in the racing and Thoroughbred breeding industries.

  • Know your lemons - ‘Know your Lemons’ campaign graphics
    Know your lemons

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. However, 33% of women still aren’t checking their breasts on a regular basis and 20% say they don’t know how or what to look for.

  • ‘Fighting until the End’ - photo capturing an abandoned yacht at Cart Gap on the Norfolk Coast
    UK’s Ultimate Sea View of 2018

    National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the results of its annual photography competition showcasing the UK’s coastline and its associated people and industry.

  • Smallwood Trust - The Smallwood Trust logo and an image of a smiling mother with her young child
    Women First Innovation Fund

    The Smallwood Trust has awarded £180,000 of grants for 20 new projects across England. The grants are awarded under the Women First Innovation Fund that was launched earlier this year and is part-funded by the Tampon Tax Fund.

  • Turn2us Logo - Turn2us Logo
    Turn2us Grants Evaluation

    In order to continually improve how they help people, leading researcher nfpSyngery evaluated Turn2us’s direct grant-giving services. The final report was a huge endorsement of the funds’ impact, reinforcing key elements that make Turn2us stand out in the charity sector.

  • Police - Cluseup of officer holding his service radio
    A story from the Police Dependants’ Trust

    The Trust supports dozens of families whose lives have been torn apart by the dangers of frontline policing. In this touching interview, Georgina and Brian Hickman reveal how they – with the help of the Trust – have worked through tough times.

  • Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk 2018 - Graphics for the Waggy Walk 2018 campaign
    Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk

    Wimbledon Guild, the local charity that supports people across Merton, has launched a brand-new fundraising event called the Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk.

  • Volunteering - A group of people raising their hands to volunteer
    “I will never stop doing this!”

    Volunteer Visitors play a crucial role in helping Turn2us support grant recipients as much as possible. “We take so much pride in our incredible army of Volunteers, many of whom have been with us for a very long time”.

  • Royal Society of Musicians - Graphics and logo of RSM from their website
    New Membership Secretary for RSM

    Phoebe Fullbrook has been appointed to the newly-created role of Membership Secretary at the Royal Society of Musicians.

  • RCN Foundation Night for Nursing - Graphics cerated for the event
    Night for Nursing

    The RCN Foundation is hosting 'Night for Nursing', an extravagant evening of colour, spice and entertainment in aid of the RCN Foundation President's Fund.

  • War Graves - British World War One cemetery at Terlincthun, Northern France
    Join the movement and say Thank You

    The Royal British Legion has launched a mass movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War. With 100 days to go until 11th November, the charity called on mass involvement from the public to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

  • RN & RM Children's Fund Art Competition 2018 - Graphics from the promoters site, Oaka Books (
    RN & RM Children's Fund Art Competition 2018

    The theme of this year’s Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund was Space. There were plenty of entries with many individuals and schools entering, including one school from Gibraltar. A special mention goes to the home schoolers who entered for the first time.

  • Bereavement - Two people holding hands across a table
    Increased support for bereaved RAF families

    Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.

  • Helpline - Man listens to caller in call centre
    Calls to RABI up 66% on last year

    The farming industry remains concerned about the long-term implications of the summer heatwave. During July, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) received 73 calls and referrals for help due to financial pressures – a 66% increase on last year.

  • Laptop - Young girl using laptop computer
    Perennial helps children of horticulturists

    Perennial has recently launched a new child bursary scheme to help horticulturists who may not need Perennial’s help themselves, but whose child or children have an educational need that their income will not support.

  • Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund - Graphics and logo from the website
    Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund’s 60th Anniversary

    The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund has recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary. As part the celebrations, the Fund has donated £5,000 each to foodbanks in Cumbria & Warrington supporting their ‘Holiday Lunch Packs 4 Kids’ schemes.

  • 3i and Independent Age announce new partnership - Logos for 3i and Independent Age
    3i & Independent Age announce partnership

    Independent Age has announced a new partnership with 3i, the international investment company. The partnership will provide financial support to increase the impact of the UK charity, which offers free information and advice for older people and their families.

  • Sarah Parker - Sarah Parker from the ICE Benevolent Fund
    Surge in demand prompts new hire at ICE

    More ICE members and their families are accessing the package of preventative support on offer from the ICE Benevolent Fund, which has prompted staff recruitment to support their activities. Sarah Parker has joined the team as Case Work and Marketing Administrator, to provide administrative assistance to the case work and marketing functions.

  • Barcode Festival 2019 - Graphics from the Barcode Festival website
    GroceryAid announces Barcode Festival 2019

    Following the storming success of the inaugural Barcode Festival in June, GroceryAid are delighted to announce that this fantastic summer fundraiser for the grocery industry will return on Thursday 4th July 2019.

  • Bee Hive - Bees and honeycomb cells
    Care home welcomes bee hive

    The Retired Nurses National Home, run by Friends of the Elderly, has welcomed a hive of bees to the grounds of the home. The swarm, which contains approximately 1500 bees, is being cared for by staff at the home with support of the local beekeeping association.

  • Clare Dyer - New Chair and treasurer for BT Fund
    New Chair and treasurer for BT Fund

    Claire Dyer, BT’s HR Director, Strategy and Transformation has taken over as Chair of the BT Benevolent Fund Fund’s trustee board.

  • Wheelchair user - man in wheelchair enjoys cuppa with friend in kitchen
    Family Fund launch new mobility equipment

    Family Fund Business Services, the trading subsidiary of Family Fund, has increased its portfolio of suppliers, recently signing a contract with Electric Mobility. The new partnership will see a wide range of mobility equipment, living aids and accessible furniture added to their online procurement portal.

  • Architects Benevolent Society - Helpline graphics from the Architects Benevolent Society website
    ABS teams up with Anxiety UK

    ABS, the Architects Benevolent Society, are dedicated to helping architects, assistant, technologists, technicians and landscape architects and their families. They have now teamed up with Anxiety UK to provide mental health support.

  • Back to School Backpacks - Graphics from the Al-Mizan blog
    Al-Mizan provide Back to School Backpacks

    Across the UK, more and more teachers are seeing children turn up to school without proper uniform or stationery. In September, Al-Mizan Charitable Trust will distribute Back to School Backpacks to children living in poverty across the UK.

  • Thames Path Challenge - Graphics from the Thames Path Challenge website
    ABTA Lifeline Thames Path Challenge 2018

    Members of the travel community are invited to take on the Thames Path Challenge on Saturday 8th September to raise much needed funds for ABTA LifeLine.

  • ABF and RFEA - Ex-forces member in civilian employment
    ABF provide £250,000 employment support

    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has recently awarded RFEA, The Forces Employment charity, with a grant of more than £250,000 towards providing comprehensive employment support to Army veterans and reservists.

  • Ronnie’s story - Ronnie McCaul, a claims assessor with The Insurance Charities
    Ronnie’s story

    Ronnie McCaul, a claims assessor with The Insurance Charities, recounts his experience of the work and why it is so rewarding.

  • Domestic Abuse toolkit - Graphics from the Domestic Abuse toolkit information pack
    Behind closed doors

    The Insurance Charities are supporting employers in the insurance sector to tackle domestic abuse by sponsoring a Domestic Abuse toolkit, produced by Business in the Community and supported by Public Health England.

  • Front door - The Sons & Friends of the Clergy charity offices
    Sons & Friends of the Clergy trustee vacancies

    Sons & Friends of the Clergy are seeking a new Chair and up to 5 trustees. With the support of Jeremy Moodey, the Chief Executive , the charity’s board are now looking to craft a fresh strategy and approach to governance that will take the organisation through the coming years.

  • Barbara Dinsdale  - Head of the B&CE Charitable Trust
    Barbara Dinsdale to head B&CE Charitable Trust

    B&CE has appointed Barbara Dinsdale to head up its charitable trust, which provides help and support for construction workers in times of need.

  • retailHUB app - screen shots of the app on an iPhone
    Wellbeing at your fingertips

    The Retail Trust have finished building the first phase of a mobile app for their retailHUB service. The app is now live on both the Apple App store and the Google Play store.

  • Nurturing new plants - Man with young plant in soil, handing it to small childs hands
    Perennial's online budgeting tool

    As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, Perennial, the UK horticulture industry's charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead.

  •  Force for Good garden - Sparsholt College's Lecturer Chris Bird and colleagues in front of the award winning garden
    Gold for Force for Good garden

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has awarded the Force for Good garden a Gold medal and Best Discovery Exhibit at this year’s show.

  • Kings College London - students at the university
    Hear4U Prize 2018

    The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Charitable Trust Fund (Hear4U) has awarded one of their annual prizes to James Monroe for his essay submitted as part of his MA course at King's College London.

  • Outdoor adventures for disabled - disabled man and young boy look out to sea
    GroceryAid match funding scheme

    GroceryAid has partnered with Revitalise to provide match funding for grants from GroceryAid for respite breaks with Revitalise.

  • Big Shots raise £24,000 for industry charity - One of the competitors fires a flintlock rifle
    Big Shots raise £24,000

    Industry representatives from as far away as Italy turned out to support a clay pigeon shoot fundraiser, Big Shots, in June, which raised £24,000 for the Furniture Makers' Company charity.

  • FOTE afternoon tea - primary school pupil looks through magnifying glass
    FOTE afternoon tea

    Recently Friends of the Elderly care home residents and day care clients were excited to receive an invitation from the pupils at a Surrey Primary School to visit their class for afternoon tea and entertainment.

  • BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme - Graphics from the Family Fund website
    Emergency Essentials Programme

    Family Fund Business Services has been appointed to deliver BBC Children in Need's Emergency Essentials programme supporting children and young people living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family.

  • Family Fund wins Charity Award - the awards dinner
    Family Fund wins Charity Award

    Family Fund took home the 'Grantmaking and Funding' award from The Charity Awards, for their work establishing Family Fund Business Services as a trading subsidiary.

  • Around the Houses - Banner graphics from the ABS website
    Around the Houses

    Around the Houses is a new cycling event set within the Campsie Fells north of Glasgow, in support of the Architects Benevolent Society and Shelter Scotland, taking place on Sunday 5th August 2018.

  • ABF The Soldiers' Charity 2018 photo competition - Paul Buchanan’s “Veterans in Scarlet” took the second prize
    Army life captured in photos

    ABF The Soldiers' Charity has announced the winners of its 2018 photo competition. The annual competition gains hundreds of entries each year, all capturing aspects of life in the Army.

  • GroceryAid - Helpline staff and GroceyAid logo
    GroceryAid Back to work support

    With turbulent conditions in the grocery industry, many have found themselves suddenly unemployed, facing redundancy or seeing their job role changed. GroceryAid works in partnership with Renovo to offer job search support to those in need within the industry.

  • 55 Colmore Road, Birmingham - Outside facade of the modernised Georgian bulding
    LionHeart moving to Birmingham

    LionHeart is moving its offices to central Birmingham after a decision to relocate along with the RICS Midlands operation.

  • Cancer patient - woman in wheelchair accompanied by nursing staff
    Cancer patients under pressure to stay positive

    Macmillan Cancer Support says ' Fighting talk' can leave cancer patients unable to talk about death and dying, and that many cancer patients were not having vital conversations about end-of-life preferences until it was too late

  • Scientific Study - Man in full scrubs examining specimen under microscope
    £1m grant breakthrough for prostate cancer

    In 2004, the Masonic Charitable Foundation pledged a grant of £1 million to the Institute of Cancer Research. Over the next ten years, this grant would fund pioneering research into prostate cancer. Many years later they are pleased to announce that this research has yielded some very exciting results - identifying 80 molecular weaknesses in prostate cancer that could be targeted by drugs.

  • Officers' Association - Our Impact 2016/17 Report - cover graphics
    OA reaches over 1000 beneficiaries

    For nearly 100 years the Officers' Association has assisted former officers and their families to help them in challenging personal situations. Last year, the Benevolence team dealt with 1,107 cases, providing welfare advice, signposting to other organisations and accessing financial support.

  • Civil War re-enactment - Enthusasts attending re-enactment of English civil war battle for Southam in 1642
    Guest brings cannonballs to civil war talk

    The Battle of Southam on 23rd August 1642 was the first major skirmish of the English Civil War. Linda Doyle, an expert on the battle, gave a talk, raising funds for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

  • Smallwood Trust - The Smallwood Trust logo and an image of a smiling mother with her young child
    Smallwood Trust Impact Summary 2017

    Smallwood Trust help women to overcome financial difficulties and improve their social and emotional well-being. In 2016 they developed a new strategic plan to provide targeted financial support, work with expert partners, and to fight economic injustice as it relates to gender. Their new report reveals the result of their first year of operating the plan.

  • Befriending - Two women holding hands, with cup of coffee
    FOTE receives £500,000 in support

    The ACT Foundation has selected Friends of the Elderly to receive a £500,000 donation towards its grants service, which supports older people who are living in financial difficulty.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 - Graphics from the 2018 campaign
    Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    ACO members were busy promoting the support services they offer beneficiaries during Mental Health Awareness Week in May. Here are some of the stories from people they helped.

  • Social Sunday with Jason Atherton and Hospitality Action - Photo of Jason Atherton
    Social Sunday Update

    This summer, Hospitality Action is asking restaurants, hotels and bars across the nation to help raise funds to support people who work or have worked in hospitality and find themselves in crisis. The aim is to unite the UK's restaurant community in July to help transform hospitality lives.

  • CABA personal and professional development courses - Graphics including the CABA logo
    CABA launches 3 new courses

    CABA is launching three new courses on how to supercharge your sleep, mindfulness for busy people, and how to develop your self-awareness and improve your career. The courses are designed to help past and present ICAEW members and their families regain control in their lives, and take a more proactive approach to the challenges they face.

  • iprovision trustees - from left to right, Kevin Taylor, Jenifer Stirton, Gary Taylor and Caron Jones
    New trustees at iprovision

    The CIPR benevolent fund, iprovision, has appointed four new trustees as it looks to raise awareness of the range of support it is able to offer members with financial or health issues.

  • Care home ponies - Shetland pony visiting a care home
    New neighbours at care home

    Friends of the Elderly's New Copford Place care home features beautiful gardens and courtyard with a sheltered seating area - perfect places to relax and read, or talk to friends and family. Thanks to Magical Miniature Ponies, two ponies came in to the home to spend time with residents and their relatives.

  • Nursing training - four students practice moving apatioent from gurney to bed
    RCN Foundation Spring 2018 bursary

    The RCN Foundation's Professional Bursary Scheme supports individuals in learning and development activities such as post-graduate university study or professional short courses. Three bursary schemes providing up to £5,000 funding are open for applications.

  • Officers' Association - Our Impact 2016/17 Report - cover graphics
    OA employment support

    In 2016-17, the Officers' Association employment team helped 4,782 officers - a 7% increase from the previous year. In addition, 1,757 new job seekers registered with the OA, an increase of 10% from the year before.

  • Stress - Closeup of a red pencil and paper with the word STRESS scribbled and underlined
    LionHeart's top tips to beat stress

    April was National Stress Awareness Month, which has been running as an awareness campaign since 1992. LionHeart's support team has compiled their top 10 stress-busting tips - most of them are simple tweaks to your working day that can have a huge effect on your mental health.

  • Pop Punk Pile Up - Graphics from the Pile Up Festival website
    Pop Punk Pile Up

    Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is partnering with Pile Up Festival. Pile Up is holding the first pop punk edition of the festival, Pop Punk Pile Up for 2018, in association with RFF Promotions and Thumbhole Records.

  • Chelsea Flower Show's 'The Force For Good' garden - A student from Sparsholt College and Help For Heroes participant show off their design
    'The Force for Good' at Chelsea Flower Show

    Help for Heroes and Sparsholt College have announced their partnership for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Their garden, The Force for Good, will tell the powerful story of the role horticulture plays in the recovery and ongoing support of injured British Armed Forces personnel and their families.

  • GroceryAid - Helpline staff and GroceyAid logo
    GroceryAid Traumatic Incident Support

    GroceryAid offers free support to everyone who works within the grocery industry and one service available through the Helpline is Traumatic Incident Support.

  • Charity Governance Awards 2018 - Graphics from the awards website
    Family Fund shortlisted for Award

    Family Fund has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2018. The shortlisting is in recognition of the establishment of Family Fund Business Services, which has raised £2.5 million to fund work supporting families raising disabled or seriously ill children.

  • Legal Charities Garden Party - The Legal Charities Garden Party 16th June 2016. Photo courtesy of Jules B Photography
    Legal Charities Garden Party

    The Legal Charities Garden Party (LCGP) was six years in the planning and was largely the brainchild of Dennis Gordon, the principal founder of the Holborn Law Society. It was set up with the express aim of raising funds for charities which provide financial support for lawyers and their dependents who find themselves in need.

  • Simon Hopkins, Turn2Us - Portrait of Simon Hopkins and Turn2Us logo
    Simon Hopkins to leave Turn2us

    National poverty charity Turn2us has announced that its Chief Executive, Simon Hopkins, is to step down in the summer after almost five years at the charity. He is to take up a senior position in the education sector.

  • ABS Chicken Run 2018 - Participants in the 2017 event pose for photo in costume
    Chicken Run is back!

    On Saturday the 23rd June, the Architects Benevolent Society Chicken Run will take place. It's a 5K event - run, jog, walk or even peck your way through the streets of London - followed by an after-party, hosted by Bennetts Associates.

  • Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust - Building with logo of the Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust logo
    Mowlem Award 2018

    The Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust has to date given out over £3 million, providing financial help for people in need. The charitable trust has announced applications are now open for the Mowlem Award 2018.

  • The Film & Television Charity - Graphics from the home page of the redesigned website
    The Film & Television Charity

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund has been relaunched as the 'Film & Television Charity' with a revitalised strategy to support the wellbeing of people working in film, TV and cinema.

  • Care Home - Care home residents engage in garden activities
    Hallmark Care Homes pledge £50,000

    Hallmark Care Homes are joining forces with the Care Workers Charity this year in an effort to ensure no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.

  • Electrical Industries Charity - Logo and graphics from promotional video
    Fundraising the hard way

    Two brave team members from City Electrical Factors (CEF) are preparing to battle the elements to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) and Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Barcode Festival 2018 - Graphics promoting featured bands
    Barcode Festival Line-up Announced

    GroceryAid, the charity for the grocery industry, has revealed headline acts ahead of the first ever Barcode Festival in London on 28th June 2018.

  • Help Musicians UK announce Music Minds Matter - HMUK logo and photo of double bass player
    Transmission Fund celebrates genre diversity

    The Creative Programme is always working to support Help Musicians UK's aim to have no single genre dominating the charity's activities.

  • Tom Sellers - celebrated chef
    'Merry Men' fundraise for Hospitality Action

    From the 4th April to the 22nd April, celebrated chef Tom Sellers, who holds one Michelin star at his critically acclaimed Restaurant Story in south London, will launch a one-off 'pop-up' - 'Merry Men' - designed to give an immersive dining experience in the heart of SE1.

  • Lesley Garrett - famous northerrn singer
    Diva swings in with a windfall

    Hospital Saturday Fund patron Lesley Garrett took time out of her busy schedule to present a cheque of £10,000 which will go towards purchasing new medical equipment for Leonard Cheshire Disability's Randall Close Day Centre.

  • ICE Benevolent Fund - Izzy - Izzy and her family
    How Izzy rebuilt her life

    The ICE Benevolent Fund has launched a new film, featuring Izzy, who shares why she needed help and how the fund lifted her up and enabled her to get back on track again after a relationship breakdown.

  • Newspaper distribution - Worker prepares sorted stacks of newspapers for delivery
    The Nightly Miracle

    The NewstrAid Benevolent Fund helps people and their immediate dependents who have been employed in newspaper and magazine distribution in the UK and who have fallen on hard times.

  • Veterans Work film - Veterans Work celebrities behind the scenes
    Veterans Work film illustrates challenges

    'What does an idea sound like?' is one of three new films featuring Matt Barber, Clare Balding OBE, 'Judge' Robert Rinder, Richard Wilson, Nick Knowles, Larry Lamb and Joanna Lumley OBE.

  • Help - Couple work out their finances together, man holds out cardboard sign reading 'help'
    More horticulturists seek help

    The number of people finding themselves in crisis and in need of help from Perennial increased again last year. For many across the horticulture industry, working in jobs that are often low paid and seasonal, the effects of the economy and welfare reforms have taken their toll.

  • Sir William McAlpine - Sir William McAlpine with locomotives Flying Scotsman and Typhoon from RH&DR
    Sir William McAlpine

    It is with great sadness that the Railway Benefit Fund reports the death of President Sir William McAlpine. He was unstinting in his support for the RBF over many years and this reflected his passion and interest in rail staff and their welfare.

  • retailTRUST Celebration 2018 - Event held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and hosted by Gyles Brandreth
    Retail Trust event raises thousands

    Over 700 of the key influencers and decision makers in the retail industry helped raise a spectacular £410,000 at a recent gala event to raise funds and awareness about the work of the Retail Trust.

  • Royal Society of Musicians’ annual concert - Close-up of chamber orchestra playing violins
    Noteworthy appointment at RSM

    Charlotte Penton-Smith has been appointed to the newly-created post of Chief Executive of The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain.

  • Royal Variety Performance 2018 - Graphic with details of the performance date and venue - Monday 19th November, 2018, at the London Palladium Theatre
    Royal Variety Performance 2018

    This year's Royal Variety Performance will be held on Monday 19th November, 2018, at the London Palladium Theatre. The Royal Variety Charity is the only supplier of tickets and is working with ITV Studios to produce what will undoubtedly be a truly fantastic and memorable night of entertainment; in the presence of senior members of the Royal Family.

  • Stormy sea - High seas
    Seafaring Heroes to be honoured

    The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding courage and expertise in aiding those in peril at sea, for its 167th Skill and Gallantry Awards.

  • The Festival Service 2018 - Sons & Friends Of The Clergy Festival 2017 at St Paul's Cathedral
    The Festival Service 2018

    Sons & Friends Of The Clergy has origins dating back to 1655, when a group of sons of clergymen gathered for a service in St Paul's Cathedral and a collection was taken for destitute clergy and their families. The Festival Service, as it is now known, has continued each year since then.

  • Tovertafel - Two particilants interact with the  award-winning innovation from the Netherlands
    Tovertafel helps dementia clients

    Triangle Day Care Woking has installed the Tovertafel, a Dutch word for 'Magic Table', in its service. The Tovertafel is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care.

  • Wimbledon Guild Annual Review 2017 - Part of the report content showing design
    Wimbledon Guild Annual Review 2017

    Wimbledon Guild are deeply rooted in Merton and work with communities throughout the borough providing advice and help, clubs and classes, small grants, befriending and bereavement support. Wendy Pridmore, Chief Executive, introduces their latest Annual Review

  • Seed funding - group of women connected to the Smallwood Trust
    Seed funding from the Smallwood Trust

    Women's groups based in the Midlands and coastal areas of the North of England are being invited to apply for seed funding to trial and test new ideas and imaginative approaches to support women along the employability pathway.

  • Dr Kate Granger -  Doctor's Doctor at RMBF
    Dr Kate Granger Doctor's Doctor at RMBF

    As part of the Together for Doctors campaign, the RMBF's Trustees put forward a 10-strong list of doctors who have made vital contributions to the support and reform of the profession, and asked supporters, to vote for the most influential figure. The overwhelming choice was Dr Kate Granger MBE, who received over half of all votes cast.

  • D-Day Veterans - Royal British Legion organised tour of battlefield remembrance sites
    Find WW2 veterans for free Remembrance tours

    The Royal British Legion wants to take all surviving veterans of the Second World War on a free Remembrance tour to where they served during their time in the Armed Forces. The Legion is asking the public to help make sure every surviving veteran can take part.

  • Anne Casey - Home Manager at Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society's care home in Banstead
    Home Manager celebrates 35 years service

    Home manager Anne Kasey is celebrating 35 years of service with the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society. During her career, Anne has overseen the expansion of the charity’s care facilities at its Belvedere House near Banstead, Surrey, to include a dementia wing and helped it achieve top CQC ratings.

  • Jen Kelly - Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund
    'My role as a Welfare Benefits Executive'

    Jen Kelly is a Welfare Benefits Executive for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Read in her own words about her role in supporting RAF personnel and veterans navigating the complex world of state benefits.

  • Uncovered single - Lean on me - Artwork from the single sleeve
    'Uncovered' release single for Racing Welfare

    Up-and-coming band 'Uncovered' have released a single, 'Lean on me', inspired by their involvement in the horse racing industry and the work of Racing Welfare.

  • Krone Baler - Krone Comprina F155 XC Baler
    Win a Krone round baler

    To celebrate 40 years of their round baler, Krone UK is raffling one of their products for charity and donating the proceeds from the raffle to R.A.B.I and Farming Community Network.

  • Elderly couple - Older male and female in close contact
    Over 65's not getting enough sex

    52% of people aged 65 and over say they don't feel like they have enough sex. And almost one in three people aged 65 have had sex on a first date since turning 65, or would consider it. That's according to a new survey on older people and attitudes to sex, published by Independent Age, the older people's charity.

  • Scott Meenagh - Scott Meenagh selected for theParalympicsGB Team at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
    Scott Meenagh in ParalympicsGB Team

    Help for Heroes athlete Scott Meenagh has been selected to ParalympicsGB for the Winter Games, meaning the team will be represented in Para Nordic skiing for the first time since Nagano 1998.

  • GroceryAid takes to Parliament - Speakers and audience ath the GroceryAid parliamentary reception
    GroceryAid takes to Parliament

    GroceryAid and industry supporters took residence at the Houses of Parliament recently. The event saw MPs from across the UK come to find out more about the industry charity and the support GroceryAid can provide to those who are working or have worked in grocery.

  • Making Money Matter - Graphics from the ForYouByYou website
    Making Money Matter

    The Charity for Civil Servants has developed an interactive Financial Capability tool to help people facing financial challenges. This adds to a range of resources available including digital tools and downloads.

  • CWC Cycle Challenge - One of the participants in CWC's cycle challenge
    CWC Cycle Challenge raises £24k

    A woman who agreed to cycle 75 miles to raise money for care workers in need has admitted the scale of The Care Workers Charity challenge shocked her and was even greater than giving birth.

  • Bullying Free Zone - Signpost with wording
    New Film & TV Support Line opens in April

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) has announced that the new Film & TV Support Line will be launched in April 2018. It will form an essential follow-up service for those working in film and TV.

  • Auriga - Graphics from Auriga's web site
    CSP's Members Benevolent Fund

    The administration of applications to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Members Benevolent Fund has been outsourced to Auriga Services.

  • Thornbury Nursing kick-start fundraising - Valentines Day cake stall organised by Thornbury Nursing Services
    Thornbury Nursing kick-start fundraising

    Thornbury Nursing Services and their sister company the Scottish Nursing Guild kick-started their fundraising for Cavell Nurses' Trust by baking for Valentine's Day. Offices across the UK got involved, selling tasty treats to raise an amazing £547.40 in vital funds for nursing professionals facing severe difficulties.

  • Prison Radio Association - Proson Radio Association project participant at the microphone
    Prison Radio Association awarded £10,000 grant

    ABF The Soldiers' Charity has awarded the Prison Radio Association (PRA) a £10,000 grant towards their Roll Call programme for veterans in prison. Prison radio offers a unique, innovative and effective way to communicate with prisoners and engage them in education, debate and community.

  • Older Dancers - Mats Ek, one of several older dancers from the Elixir Festival at Sadler's Wells
    The Way to Work

    Dance Professionals Fund has launched a programme for actors, dancers and performers who want to increase their earning capacity during and beyond their performance career.

  • RCEL awarded a £200,000 grant - Mural painted on a public housing block in Mbare township, Harare
    RCEL awarded a £200,000 grant

    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has awarded The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) a grant of £200,000 to help towards support for eligible ex-service personnel and their families, their work with the Zimbabwe A National Emergency (ZANE) and to assist with distributing grants on behalf of the Army Regiments and Corps.

  • CSIS Charity Fund report - Younger woman kisses older woman on cheek
    CSIS Charity Fund report

    Charities supporting people from the civil and public services facing hardship have received more than £900k from the CSIS Charity Fund, in one of its biggest distribution of funds in its history. Projects range from physical rehabilitation programmes and stress counselling to activity breaks for bereaved families and expanding home visiting services to combat loneliness.

  • Charity for Civil Servants launch new Carer's Test - Close-up of one woman's hand touching another person
    Charity for Civil Servants launch new Carer's Test

    With 1 in 8 people of working age in the UK caring for someone, the Charity for Civil Servants thinks it’s highly likely someone you know is a carer and that you may even be a carer yourself, yet have never considered yourself to be one.

  • Older carers struggling to afford healthy food - Older parent with two small children cooking in their kitchen
    Older carers struggling to afford healthy food

    A new report by Family Fund has found that more than half of older carers on low incomes raising a disabled child found it difficult to afford healthy food for themselves and their family at least once in the last 12 months.

  • Winner of Peter Whittingham Jazz Award announced - Scottish tenor saxophonist and band-leader Helena Kay winner of the coveted Peter Whittingham Jazz award 2017 of £5,000
    Winner of Peter Whittingham Jazz Award announced

    HMUK has announced that young Scottish tenor saxophonist and band-leader Helena Kay has won the coveted Peter Whittingham Jazz award of £5,000. HMUK also awarded additional development funds to three other jazz artists: Olly Chalk, Faye MacCalman (Archipelago) and Jasmine Whalley (Tȇtes De Pois).

  • Hospitality Action; information on sexual harassment in the hospitality industry - Cropped mage of woman seated on table with man leaning into her
    Hospitality Action publishes information about sexual harassment

    A recent ComRes survey for BBC News shows that 40% of women and 18% of men have experienced harassment in the workplace, and highlights that flexible workers are more likely to have experienced unwanted behaviour.

  • Insurance Charities Awareness Week - Insurance Charities publicising material to raise awareness of charity activities
    Insurance Charities Awareness Week

    This year’s Insurance Charities Awareness Week will take place between the 25th-29th June and the charity is inviting all insurance and insurance-related employers across the UK and Ireland to take part.

  • Homeless - Homeless person sitting at one end of the Millennium Bridge, London
    Licensed Trade Charity supports homeless into work

    The Licensed Trade Charity is working with Crisis and The House of St Barnabas charities on a project to support people without a home, into work within a pub or restaurant setting.

  • Vintage surveying equipment to raise money for LionHeart -  Cooke Troughton & Sims 1 inch Tavistock transit theodolite, circa 1940
    Vintage surveying equipment to raise money for LionHeart

    A collection of vintage surveying equipment is to go under the hammer in aid of LionHeart following a generous donation by a chartered land surveyor. Nigel Atkinson FRICS spent years snapping up the items, preserving a little piece of the profession’s history. Now, as he prepares to retire, he has decided to donate the fascinating collection to LionHeart for auction.

  • If Macmillan hadn’t helped me… - Cath speaks of her experiences dealing with cancer and Macmillan support
    If Macmillan hadn’t helped me…

    When Cath was diagnosed with bowel cancer she had to deal with the shock of her diagnosis, on top of the financial implications of taking a year off work. She had a mortgage to pay and was anxious about the cost of bills. She found herself worrying more about her finances than about getting through treatment. Cath speaks of her experiences dealing with cancer and Macmillan's support.

  • Officers’ Association grants help for care costs - Close-up of elderly woman's hands holding walking stick
    Officers’ Association grants help for care costs

    In 2016/17 the OA helped 28 people with Care Home top-up fees, totalling £66,987.

  • Perennial supports horticulturists in Carillion collapse - Carillion signage on site fencing
    Perennial supports horticulturists in Carillion collapse

    The collapse of construction firm Carillion poses a threat to horticulture businesses that had contracts with the company. Britain’s second largest construction firm, which employs 20,000 people in the UK, went into liquidation on Monday 15th January with debts of around £1.5bn.

  • Racing Welfare launch telephone befriending service - Photo of three 70's era telephone handsets in different colours
    Racing Welfare launch telephone befriending service

    Racing Welfare has launched ‘Be Friendly’ - a telephone befriending service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people from the horseracing industry with the aim of reducing and preventing loneliness and social isolation.

  • Winston Churchill's support for the RAF Benevolent Fund - Still from 2017 film Darkest Hour showing Gary Oldman in leading role
    Winston Churchill's support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    One of the most vocal advocates for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Sir Winston Churchill, is the focus of a new film, Darkest Hour, released in January.

  • retailTRUST supports fashion’s new entrepreneurs - A group of young fashoin entrepreneurs attend training session
    retailTRUST supports fashion’s new entrepreneurs

    An innovative new partnership made up of GCU’s British School of Fashion, retailRIGHT and European retail property specialist Hammerson, has teamed up to create a brand new initiative to support students in becoming successful fashion entrepreneurs.

  • The Royal Alfred Wins Laing Buisson Award - Laing Buisson Healthcare Intelligence Awards, Westminster Park Plaza Hotel – 15 Nov 17
    The Royal Alfred Wins Laing Buisson Award

    The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has won “Residential Care Home Provider of the Year ‑ Small Organisation” at the Laing Buisson Awards. The award recognises the top quality care facilities that the independent charity provides in its Surrey nursing care home for former seafarers and their dependents.

  • Royal Society of Musicians’ annual concert - Close-up of chamber orchestra playing violins
    Royal Society of Musicians’ annual concert

    Six world-class musicians, Daniel Hope (violin), Freddy Kempf (piano) and the Sacconi Quartet will collaborate for the Royal Society of Musicians’ 23rd Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert.

  • ScotsCare help build strong families - Two young children at Scottish national event, face painted and holding the Scottish flag
    ScotsCare help build strong families

    ScotsCare’s Annual Review for 2017 shows that a major focus of their work has been children and families. The charity is dedicated to helping all Scots in London who need emotional, practical and financial support.

  • Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Appoints New CE - Captain Justin Osmond RN
    Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Appoints New CE

    The Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society (Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society) has appointed Captain Justin Osmond RN as its new Chief Executive.

  • Christmas cheer at FOTE and Triangle Wallington - Group of senior citizens enjoying a good laugh
    Christmas cheer at FOTE and Triangle Wallington

    Friends of the Elderly care teams and volunteers helped to make Christmas a special time for residents and clients at Triangle Community Services in Wallington.

  • Ruth Jenkins: SBA Volunteer - Photo of Ruth Jenkins
    Ruth Jenkins: SBA Volunteer

    SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is recruiting volunteers across England and Wales to assist people in the grant application process. This involves meeting them on a one-to-one basis and providing feedback. The SBA interviewed one of their volunteers, Ruth Jenkins; read about her reasons for joining and her experiences within the role.

  • Cavell Nurses' Trust's #10kForNurses  - Graphics from the Cavell Nurses' Trust website, photo of a tandem skydive

    Cavell Nurses' Trust's #10kForNurses fundraising campaign running passed the £10,000 target, with more money coming in all the time.

  • The importance of holistic health and wellbeing at work - Graphics from the CABA report cover
    CABA releases whitepaper on health

    CABA has announced the launch of its first ever whitepaper: The importance of holistic health and wellbeing at work. The whitepaper addresses wellbeing concerns of businesses of all sizes, and provides analysis and recommendations.

  • Veteran sets up his own businesses - Carl Marsh in a swimming pool
    Veteran sets up his own businesses

    An Army veteran from South Wales has set up two businesses after being the 100th wounded, injured and sick veteran to attend a self-employment course funded by Help for Heroes.

  • Help Musicians UK announce Music Minds Matter - HMUK logo and photo of double bass player
    Music Minds Matter

    Help Musicians UK is leading three panel discussions in London and Berlin to explore and discuss the music industry's response to mental health, as well as detailing the charity's 24/7 support line and service - Music Minds Matter - launching in December.

  • Irish charities receive donations from HSF - Award winners at the HSF evening at University College Cork
    Irish charities receive donations from HSF

    Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at University College Cork on Monday 20th November 2017.

  • Independent Age Home Security Guide - Pages from the guide
    Independent Age Home Security Guide

    During the autumn and winter when it gets dark early, there tend to be more burglaries, especially in the run-up to Christmas. In response, Independent Age has launched a new, free advice guide to help older people and their families make their homes safer and know what precautions to take.

  • LionHeart impact report 2017 - Pages from the report
    LionHeart impact report 2017 published

    LionHeart has just released its 2017 Impact Report covering the work of the charity over the last year, including progress with the John O'Halloran Initiative and success stories and statistics.

  • New Officers' Association promotional video - Armed forces Officers attending Armed Forces Day in June 2017
    New Officers' Association promotional video

    The Officers' Association has launched a short film that outlines their purpose and services. The minute-long film is aimed at former and serving officers to help them understand how the OA can support them. This can be at any point on their journey to finding a new career after leaving the Armed Forces.

  • Pharmacist support awards 12 student bursaries - Three happy pharmacist graduates
    Pharmacist support awards 12 student bursaries

    2017 saw the Pharmacist Support national student bursary scheme present its 4th round of awards. Piloted in 2014, the scheme has allowed the charity to assist pharmacy students facing financial hardship who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional qualities to overcome an ongoing adversity and maintain sound academic performance with a bursary of up to £5000.

  • Nursing calendar celebrates 70 years of the NHS - Group of trainee nurses practising giving injections
    Nursing calendar celebrates 70 years of the NHS

    The Queen's Nursing Institute 2018 wall calendar celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS with photographs and other images from the charity's archive going back to 1948.

  • RABF Welly Week - Supporters in Anglesey took part in a lunchtime ‘welly walk’ in the beautiful countryside around the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
    RABF Welly Week

    According to The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Welly Week 2017 was a roaring success, but sadly could only last for eight days. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of the RABF - as well as funds to support work in rural communities.

  • Racing world statement on sexual assault allegations - Gay Kellaway at a recent horse racing event
    Racing world statement on sexual assault allegations

    Racing’s main trade bodies and associations issued a joint statement offering the trainer Gay Kelleway support after claims that the former leading amateur jockey had suffered persistent sexual harassment throughout her career.

  • Treasury awards RAF Benevolent Fund £1m - Close-up of the HM Treasury logo on the wall of main government building in Whitehall
    Treasury awards RAF Benevolent Fund £1m

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced that £1m funding from the LIBOR fund has been approved by the Chancellor. This grant will enable the Fund to respond to the needs of the serving RAF and their families by providing additional facilities and services on RAF stations to enable greater social engagement, better relationships and the provision of welfare facilities.

  • RBF House of Lords Event - Palace of Westminster at dusk
    RBF House of Lords Event

    On the 13th November 2017, the Railway Benefit Fund hosted a reception, kindly sponsored by East Midlands Trains, at the House of Lords to showcase their new services. The event was hosted by Lord Snape, an RBF vice-president.

  • PayPal Turkey Dash - Aardman animated characters created for the Paypal Turkey Dash
    PayPal Turkey Dash

    This Christmas, the Royal British Legion's very own turkey - Poppy Pecksalot - will race against seven other charity turkeys in a live race.

  • Survey reveals crisis of confidence in career medicine - RMBF logo and 'Together for Doctors' graphic icon
    Survey reveals crisis of confidence in career medicine

    A new survey conducted amongst senior hospital doctors, GPs, trainees and charity supporters by the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF), finds that an alarming two-thirds (67%) would now not recommend medicine as a career to their children. This news comes despite the fact that traditionally it has been a family career throughout generations.

  • What is Advocacy? - Close-up of the word 'impossible' with a pencil eraser removing letters to read 'possible'
    What is Advocacy?

    Advocacy empowers people to secure their rights, say what they want, and by representing their interests, obtain services that meet their needs. It is one of ScotsCare's most successful services for people dealing with the welfare system.

  • West Ham fans Q&A with Sir Trevor Brooking - Sir Trevor Brooking
    West Ham fans Q&A with Sir Trevor Brooking

    Friends of the Elderly along with West Ham Foundation invited West Ham football fans aged 65 and over to join them for a special Q&A event with Hammers legend Sir Trevor Brooking.

  • Personal debt advice for solicitors - SBA logo and graphics
    Personal debt advice for solicitors

    A solicitor's personal debt problems can affect their fitness to practice their profession. Last year SBA The Solicitors' Charity asked specialist advisers at Citizens Advice Manchester (CAM) to provide its beneficiaries with confidential, bespoke advice on welfare benefits and debt management.

  • Sons & Friends appoints Sarah Crombie - Sarah Crombie and the Sons & Friends logo
    Sons & Friends appoints Sarah Crombie

    The 362-year old clergy support charity Sons & Friends of the Clergy has appointed Sarah Crombie as its first Director of Charitable Services. She will start with Sons & Friends in February 2018, and take responsibility for the charity's three-strong grants team and an annual grants budget of approximately £2.5 million.

  • Seven years of Grocery Aid helpline support - Graphic showing the Grocery Aid logo and helpline details
    Seven years of Grocery Aid helpline support

    In 2010 Grocery Aid launched a confidential helpline service which is open 24/7. Just over seven years later more than 33,000 people have called the freephone helpline or accessed the free online knowledge base for advice and support.

  • Recovery through reflexology - Participants in the Introduction to Reflexology course at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House
    Recovery through reflexology

    Six wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans have completed the first ever Introduction to Reflexology course at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House. The course was led by City and Guilds tutor and holistic therapist Lynda Greenwood, who travelled from Northern Ireland to volunteer her time and teach wounded heroes about reflexology.

  • Independent Age wins Charity Times Award - Shappi Khorsandi hosts a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
    Independent Age wins Charity Times Award

    Independent Age has won a Charity Times Award for its new website. The submission for the award, 'Best Use of the Web', particularly highlighted the information section of the website, which provides clear and accessible information and advice to older people and their families.

  • Gardeners bare all for Perennial 2018 calendar - Perennial's intrepid volunteers have once again dared to bare all
    Gardeners bare all for Perennial 2018 calendar

    A group of gardeners has stripped off to star in a naked calendar to raise money for Perennial, the charity helping all those working in or retired from horticulture. The hardy group of volunteers from across the horticulture industry, collectively known as The Grubby Gardeners, decided to get together again, baring all for their trade charity.

  • Contactless card donations for Poppy Appeal - Poppy Appeal ambassador, Nell McAndrew launches the promotion drive for contactless card payments for the 2017 poppy appeal
    Contactless card donations for Poppy Appeal

    This year's Poppy Appeal will give the British public the chance to donate via contactless card, alongside cash, for the first time on such a large scale. The Royal British Legion, in partnership with card payment services provider Cardnet, is piloting the scheme with 200 mobile donation terminals across the UK.

  • RMBF in review - Graphics from the front cover of the RMBF Annual Review 2017
    RMBF in review

    This year, the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund celebrated its 180th anniversary. Its President, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE, said: "Much has changed over the years, but we have continued to adapt to the needs of a modern medical profession, ensuring that the core principle established at the charity's founding remains the same: we will provide help to those working in medicine who have the greatest need.

  • Skill and Gallantry Awards winners - Captain Patrik Norrgård and Captain Marek Rowiński are presented with awards at the Skill and Gallantry Awards 2017 by Admiral Sir George Zambellas, President of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society
    Skill and Gallantry Awards winners

    The national Skill and Gallantry Awards, now in their 166th year, were presented at Fishmongers' Hall by Admiral Sir George Zambellas, President of national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society.

  • FOTE Annual review 2016-17: Living well - Graphics from the front cover of the downloadable report from Friends of the Elderley
    FOTE Annual review 2016-17

    Friends of the Elderly has been supporting and caring for people since 1905. This year, the charity renewed their values to strengthen a commitment to promoting wellbeing, striving for excellence, treating people with respect and keeping everyone safe in all that we do. Steve Allen Chief Executive said: "Our values hold us to account, ensuring that we never forget the people who use our services - even in these challenging times for the care sector".

  • Family Fund to help 150,000 cases per year - Close-up of young boy smiling outside his home
    Family Fund to help 150,000 cases per year

    Family Fund has announced a five-year strategy to deliver more for families and advance grant-making and support services for those raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

  • Glasspool helps Vicars Relief Fund - Close-up of someone holding a set of keys for their home
    Glasspool helps Vicars Relief Fund

    Glasspool is partnering with St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity to launch a one month pilot to support people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably housed, to establish and maintain their tenancies.

  • UK’s ultimate sea view is revealed! - Winning entry by William Pollard entitled 'Beams'
    UK’s ultimate sea view is revealed!

    The eagerly anticipated results of the UK-wide photography competition to find the ‘Ultimate Sea View’ have been revealed by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, following a challenging judging process of over 1,300 entries.

  • Helping veterans access their eligible benefits - Stan Harthill, together with other veterans, was helped by the fund to secure entitlements from welfare
    Helping veterans access their eligible benefits

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has helped more than 1,000 people access £1.5million in unclaimed benefits after identifying that a large number of veterans were not receiving what they were entitled to.

  • RABI Assistes Owain Roberts - Owain Roberts (left) and Mel Jones (right)
    “I would do things differently next time”

    In some ways, Owain Roberts was lucky. Attempting to repair a barn roof that had been damaged in a storm, his ladder gave way right under him and he slid – rather than fell – to the floor from around 15 feet. Read his story and how RABI helped.

  • Perennial INSIGHTS - Sheila Thomson and the Perennial Logo
    Perennial INSIGHTS

    As the government’s welfare reforms continue to affect families in work across the UK, Sheila Thomson, Director of Services at Perennial, talks about how her team of trained, professional caseworkers and debt advisers deliver one-to-one help, advice and support to clients.

  • Pharmacist Support: 2016 year in review - Images of 175th Anniversary tee shirts from Pharmacy Support
    Pharmacist Support: 2016 year in review

    2016 proved to be an epic year for Pharmacist Support. An array of activities were organised to celebrate the organisation’s 175th anniversary year, and to help raise awareness and funds to support the vital work that the charity does.

  • ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit - Music teacher with primary school pupils playing musical instruments
    ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit

    The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom.

  • Partnership with Shelter announced - Graphic from Shelter with a campaign message '9 Million voices'
    Partnership with Shelter announced

    The Insurance Charities has teamed up with the housing charity Shelter to provide specialist help and support with issues such as mortgage or rent arrears, domestic abuse, and unsuitable properties.

  • 1 in 10 MPs in England believe the social care system is fit for purpose - Nurse talks to elderly patient in wheelchair
    Few English MP's think social care fit for purpose

    Only 10 per cent of English MPs believe that the current social care system is suitable for the UK's ageing population. And 86% of MPs in England believe a cross-party consensus is needed for a lasting settlement on health and social care.

  • Scottish Artists inspire new collaboration fund - Close-up of violin section in an orchestra
    Scottish Artists inspire new collaboration fund

    Help Musicians UK has launched an exciting new fund, with grants of up to £5,000 available for creative collaborations and research and development for Scotland-based artists.

  • 2 in 5 UK veterans have trouble sleeping - Image of empty bed with sheets and pillows
    2 in 5 UK veterans have trouble sleeping

    A survey from Help for Heroes has revealed that many ex-servicemen and women in the UK have issues sleeping, with a quarter of veterans getting less than five hours’ sleep on an average night.

  • £100,000 funding boost for families in Wales - Mother and child play with washing at home
    £100,000 funding boost for families in Wales

    Family Fund has received an additional £100,000 of funding for grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in Wales from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

  • CTBF appoints new Chief Executive - Photo of Alex Pumfrey and the CTBF logo
    CTBF appoints new Chief Executive

    The CTBF has appointed Alex Pumfrey as its Chief Executive. Alex was formerly COO of Digital UK and has spent her career leading digital change in the creative industries. She will join the charity in October 2017.

  • Blind veteran receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis - Peter Johnson is formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur at a ceremony in Bristol
    Blind veteran awarded medal

    A blind Second World War veteran has been formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

  • ‘Back to The Beaches’ campaign support - Wreath of poppies and bouquets of flowers at a memorial in Normandy
    ‘Back to The Beaches’ campaign support

    The Taxi Charity is a group of London taxi drivers who volunteer their services to take veterans on a range of trips. They span from day trips around Britain to historical spots throughout Europe, such as Normandy, Dunkirk, and Wageningen, Netherlands.

  • Legion Honours 101-Year-Old World Record Skydiver - Verdun Hayes D-Day veteran from North Devon skydiving in May 2017
    Legion Honours 101-Year-Old World Record Skydiver

    The world’s oldest tandem skydiver has been presented with his official Guinness World Records certificate by The Royal British Legion. Verdun Hayes, a 101-year-old D-Day veteran from North Devon, smashed the world record on 14th May 2017 when he skydived from a height of 15,000ft.

  • Hands of Love gathering celebrates BME contribution to war efforts  - BME merchant navy sailors
    Hands of Love gathering celebrates BME contribution to war efforts

    The Merchant Navy Welfare Board-supported “Port Horizon” project has discovered that the ancestors of Southampton’s Black & Minority Communities in Southampton who were Merchant Navy seaman sacrificed a great deal during World War One & World War Two.

  • ISM launch #FreeMoveCreate - The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) Logo and 'Free Move Create' logo
    ISM launch #FreeMoveCreate

    The Incorporated Society of Musicians and a-n The Artists Information Company have announced their collaborative campaign #FreeMoveCreate to protect freedom of movement for all who work in the creative industries.

  • Independent Age announced as Charity Times awards finalist - Closeup of Independent Age letterhead in an envelope
    Independent Age announced as Charity Times awards finalist

    The older people’s charity has been recognised for the strength of its website, being shortlisted for Best Use of the Web in the 2017 Charity Times Awards. Independent Age offers regular friendly contact, a strong campaigning voice and free, impartial advice on the issues that matter to older people: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.

  • Over 240 ICE members accessed Back to Work programme - Graphics for the ICE  Back to Work programme
    Over 240 ICE members accessed Back to Work programme

    Over 240 ICE members have been supported by the ICE Benevolent Fund’s Back to Work programme since its inception. It is one of the core offerings of the Ben Fund and continues to be an important part of building members’ resilience and getting them back into work and in particular, civil engineering.

  • Help Musicians UK announce Music Minds Matter - HMUK logo and photo of double bass player
    HMUK announce Music Minds Matter

    Help Musicians UK has announced a new campaign for music industry-wide support of the world's first dedicated 24/7 mental health service for people working in music. It has identified a ‘mental health crisis’ in the industry, which has led the charity to initiate an investment starting at £100,000.

  • GroceryAid helps record numbers - Infographic highlighting the year's achievements at GroceryAid
    GroceryAid helps record numbers

    It has been a year of change at GroceryAid with another increase in the number of grocery people they help. In the 12 months ending March 31st, this figure reached over 14,000 people and represents growth of 27% on last year. GroceryAid have just published their annual report which makes interesting reading.

  • CABA personal and professional development courses - Graphics including the CABA logo
    Personal development refresh thanks to CABA

    CABA has successfully returned to Cyprus to deliver personal and professional development workshops, covering happiness and mindfulness. After four years of running workshops based predominantly on professional development, CABA this year switched its attention to focus more on personal wellbeing, to help Cyprus-based ICAEW and ICPAC members and their families improve their emotional health.

  • A big thank you from Zach - Graphic promoting ABTA LifeLine's 'Go La La for LifeLine' campaign in March 2017
    A big thank you from Zach

    Thanks to the support received from the Go La La for LifeLine campaign, ABTA LifeLine was able to send Zach and his family on a week away to Norfolk. Read the full story.

  • The Soldiers’ Charity photo competition 2017 - Photo of soldier in battledress and camouflage by Murray Kerr, titled “Section Commander”
    The Soldiers’ Charity photo competition

    Now in its fourth successful year, the competition is hosted to find images for the annual Soldiers’ Charity calendar and is open to both professional photographers and amateur photographers alike.

  • Licensed Trade Charity launches “Time to Open Up” campaign - Neon sign in bar reading TIME TO OPEN UP
    Licensed Trade Charity's “Time to Open Up” campaign

    The Licensed Trade Charity has announced the launch of their latest marketing campaign, “Time to Open Up”. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the free resources available to anyone who has worked or is working in pubs, bars and breweries, when they have a personal or family problem.

  • BT Benevolent Fund AGM - Attendees at the AGM in July 2017
    BT Benevolent Fund AGM

    The Fund held its AGM at BT Centre in London on 25th July, announcing record income and grant giving for the third tear in a row.

  • London Freemasons grant to fight “neglected” cancer - Brain Tumour Research logo and graphics
    London Freemasons grant to fight “neglected” cancer

    Pioneering charity Brain Tumour Research has been awarded a £150,000 grant over three years by London Freemasons. The six-figure sum will support vital research into glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the most common and deadliest forms of brain tumour, in a project undertaken at the charity’s Research Centre of Excellence in London.

  • Turn2us grants for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire - Image of the burning Grenfell tower, Kensington, London on 14th June 2107
    Turn2us grants for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

    The horrific fire at Grenfell Tower left many people having to deal with immediate financial costs and harrowing emotional difficulties, trying to come to terms with the horrors that they had witnessed and the loss of friends, neighbours and family for many. In response, poverty charity Turn2us decided to give grants to those who were affected by the fire.

  • Scottish Ballet becomes dementia friendly - Scottish Ballet performs in an evening of Stravinsky for Autum 2017
    Scottish Ballet becomes dementia friendly

    Scottish Ballet has been awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to enable them to become dementia friendly. They will use the funding to set up a programme of dementia friendly dance based activities for people living with dementia, their carers and families across Scotland, and raise awareness about the condition.

  • British Forces TV promotes OA Virtual Careers Fair - news desk
    British Forces TV promotes careers fair

    The Officers Association welcomed British Forces TV to their London office to speak to Head of Employment, Liz Stevens, about the Virtual Careers Fair which took place in June.

  • Care home launches specialised training to help staff understand life at sea - Carronade outside Belvedere House nursing home, Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society
    Care Home Launches Specialised Training

    Award-winning seafarers’ nursing care home, Belvedere House of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has launched an innovative training scheme to help staff better understand the life experiences of their residents and enable them to tailor care provision to best suit residents’ needs.

  • Volunteers Week 2017 - Volunteers Week Logo
    Volunteers Week roundup

    A summary of notable events within ACO member organisations during Volunteers Week 2017

  • Tour de Salah - Participants in the biggest organised Muslim bike ride in the UK
    Tour de Salah

    Are you up for a cycling challenge to help people living in poverty across the UK? Then join Al-Mizan Charitable Trust for Tour de Salah, a unique physical and spiritual challenge like no other!

  • Friends Scheme Launch - Image of the interior of a theatre and the Actors' Benevolent Fund Logo
    Friends Scheme Launch

    The Actors’ Benevolent Fund has re-launched its Friends scheme.

  • No One Alone - A group of five blind ex-soldiers walking down a hill, accompanied by the Blind Veterans logo and the No One Alone campaing graphics
    No One Alone

    Blind Veterans UK has launched a new campaign to mark Carers Week by asking carers organisations to refer the carers of vision-impaired veteran to the charity.

  • Coalition to tackle inequality for disabled families - Parents playing with their child
    Coalition to tackle inequality for disabled families

    The UK’s leading children’s charities, including Family Fund, will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families under the newly-formed Disabled Children’s Partnership.

  • Forces Veterans take to the stage to aid recovery - The Stand Easy Theatrical Group
    Forces Veterans take to the stage to aid recovery

    Stand Easy uses theatre and drama as a means of recovery for wounded, injured and sick military personnel, building communication skills and positive mental health, raising self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem and giving participants more control over their lives and helping them make the transition from serving to civilian life.

  • Empowering women in the music industry - Photograph of two women at a recording studio mixing desk, along with the women in music logo
    Empowering women in the music industry

    A ground-breaking partnership between Help Musicians UK and Women in Music will further establish HMUK’s commitment to promoting gender equality in the UK music industry after their recent high profile work with the UN Fund for Women’s HeForShe campaign.

  • The Insurance Charities partners with The Silver Line - Photo of elderly man holding a phone while scratching his head
    The Insurance Charities partners with The Silver Line

    The Insurance Charities is partnering with The Silver Line, contacting older beneficiaries to ask them if they would like to receive a weekly phone call or letter or would like to volunteer to become a Friend.

  • Alone in Berlin - Black and white photo of woman walking across a Berlin bridge with the river and industry in the background
    Alone in Berlin

    The Royal Literary Fund has published a literary walk around a great European city by Christina Koning.

  • Merchant Convoy Centenary - Survivors of two merchant ships crowd the decks of a rescue trawler at St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1943
    Merchant Convoy Centenary

    National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has marked the centenary of the introduction of the ocean convoying of merchant ships in World War One by launching a video detailing the history and impact of the convoy system.

  • St Edmunds Society Award - Instructor and students working on a motorcycle in St Edmunds Society's workshop
    St Edmunds Society Award

    Vocational education charity St Edmunds Society (St-Eds) is the winner of the B&CE Mowlem Award 2017.

  • MCF Community Awards - A banner from the MCF website announcing the MCF community awards celebrating 300 years of Freemasonry
    Vote for your favourite charity

    To celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is holding a public vote to decide how to spend £3 million of charity funding.

  • RMBF Support for Medical Students - Screenshot of graphic headline reading 'Support for Medical Students 2017  We're extending and improving the help we offer to medical students, to help safeguard the future of the profession.'
    Support for Medical Students

    The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) has relaunched its programme of support for UK medical students, releasing two new publications encouraging students to seek help and offering advice on how to cope with the demands of studying medicine.

  • Social Sunday with Jason Atherton and Hospitality Action - Photo of Jason Atherton
    Social Sunday

    Jason Atherton will host a series of fundraising lunches with special guest chefs to raise money for Hospitality Action across The Social Company restaurants.

  • Text services added to Racing’s Support Line - Closeup of a woman holding a mobile phone
    Text services added to Racing’s Support Line

    Racing Welfare launched a new text contact method of accessing its services. Racing’s Support Line, the charity’s multi-channel helpline will now enable people to access support via the telephone, online and text message.

  • RABI Chairman underlines importance of charity - Pictured are Malcolm Thomas (left), Lord Plumb and R.A.B.I CEO Paul Burrows (right).
    ‘Our work is more important than ever’

    Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) chairman Malcolm Thomas told guests at this year’s AGM and conference that the charity’s work is ‘more important than ever’.

  • Jo Cleary announced as new Chair of Independent Age - Photo of Jo Cleary and a graphic of the Independent Age logo
    Jo Cleary announced as new Chair of Independent Age

    Jo Cleary will take up the role as new Chair of Independent Age formally at the AGM on 29th June 2017, succeeding Dame Diana Brittan, who is to step down from the post after eight years.

  • Help Musicians UK provide vital support to 79 musicians - Photos from Left to right, of award winners Jonathan Radford, Emily Mitchell and Jamal Aliyev
    Help Musicians UK provide vital support to 79 musicians

    HMUK support over 100 students every year, for life changing postgraduate training at the major conservatoires and performances colleges across the whole of the UK. The charity recognises that intensive post-graduate study is fundamental for the next generation of musicians to achieve their ambitions.

  • #notbuyingit campaign by GroceryAid - Pictures of two fictitious products, a tin labelled 'Loneliness' and a soap powder labelled 'Debt'
    It’s time to stop buying it

    GroceryAid has launched a new campaign raising awareness of the issues of about debt, loneliness, mental health, illness and stress affecting thousands of grocery workers.

  • CTBF appoints new President - Photo of Daniel Craig meeting fans at a CTBF fundraising event
    CTBF appoints new President

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund has announced the appointment of its new President, John Pike. A professional with more than 30 years of corporate and commercial law experience, John will be responsible for helping the Film and TV charity to increase its profile, reach and impact.

  • Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover braves injury, landslides and live firing - Photo of Bryan Glover and the Rainy Day Trust Logo
    Walker braves injury, landslides and live firing

    On 3 May, Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover set out to walk the entire length of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Challenge in 10 days, to raise funds for the industry charity. He succeeded in completing the 186 mile trek from St Dogmaels to Amroth half a day ahead of schedule, and has so far raised over £6,797 (including Gift Aid) through his efforts.

  •  Ivan Savage appointed as TTBS National President - Photo of  Ivan Savage appointed as TTBS National President along with logo of the charity
    Ivan Savage appointed as TTBS National President

    At the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday 11th May 2017 at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, Ivan Savage, the Society’s General Manager since 2011, was also appointed as the National President for 2017 and 2018, succeeding Robert Bruce of MH Southern & Co Ltd.

  • ICE Benevolent Fund Chairman’s time he needed help - Photo of Jon Sturgess, ICE Benevolent fund chairman
    ICE Benevolent Fund Chairman’s time he needed help

    A new awareness raising film focuses on how the ICE Benevolent Fund once came to the aid of its Chairman, Jon Sturgess CEng, FICE.

  • BTBF Review of 2016 - Screenshot of one of the pages in the eNewsletter focusing on a review of 2016
    BTBF Review of 2016

    BT Benevolent Fund made grants totalling £730,000. As in previous years, 2016 saw need in many varied forms. The largest grant was over £8,000 for adaptations so a disabled child could come home from hospital, while the smallest was just £30 for food in the week before Christmas.

  • The 2017 Newton Charity Investment Survey - Graphic showing a bank of microphones with the wording 'SPEAK UP! Please complete The 2017 Newton Charity Investment Survey'
    Newton Charity Investment Survey

    The 2017 Newton Charity Investment Survey is now open. The survey aims to provide a valuable snapshot of current views, positioning and investment practices across the charity sector.

  • Sons & Friends of the Clergy appoints new CEO - Photo of Jeremy Moodey, the new CEO of Sons & Friends of the Clergy, along with a logo of their organisation
    Sons & Friends of the Clergy appoints new CEO

    Following a year of considerable change and development, the Sons & Friends of the Clergy, a 362-year old charity which provides support to Anglican clergy and their dependants, has announced the appointment of its first Chief Executive. Jeremy Moodey.

  • Celebrating 100 years of the Wrens - Wrens, members of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), move a torpedo for loading into a submarine at Portsmouth
    Celebrating 100 years of the Wrens

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, and to tie in with this special event, Blind Veterans UK is reaching out to WRNS veterans who are eligible for our support.

  • Making video work for charities - Closeip of professional video camera with presenter and producer blurred in the background
    Making video work for charities

    Video should be about more than just shiny content on your website – it should be a tool that will help you achieve a clear strategic aim: awareness, branding, fundraising or advice. And a successful strategy means thinking of different ways in which video can work for you – case studies, fun DIY fundraising videos and longer, documentary style pieces.

  • Architects Benevolent Society working with Anxiety UK - Picture of woman with several other hands reaching in with additional work for her to perform
    Architects Benevolent Society working with Anxiety UK

    The Architects Benevolent Society in consultation with the RIBA, CIAT and the Landscape Institute, has partnered with Anxiety UK to provide support to members of the wider architectural profession living with anxiety, stress or anxiety based depression via a range of services, including one to one therapy, a dedicated helpline and email services to provide emotional support, self-help materials and annual membership to Anxiety UK.