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#LocalCharitiesDay: The Lewis Foundation

Lorraine Lewis

, December 14, 2018 — Civil Society

Founder & CEO - The Lewis Foundation

Our storyIn 2010, Janice Lewis, Lee’s mum, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer and Northampton hospital for the next four years became our lives. We quickly identified what a tough time it was for people – financially, physically and emotionally. We also saw the loneliness people experienced outside visiting hours and also for those who had no…

#LocalCharitiesDay: How TSB is helping local communities

George Gordon

, December 13, 2018 — Civil Society

Director of Corporate Affairs, TSB

As a community Bank, with a brand rooted in helping local people for more than 200 years, TSB understands the crucial role that local charities play in communities up and down the country. Since last September, Partners in our branches have raised over £575,000 for the 450 local charities they support. That’s why on Friday…

Increasing audiences, improving experiences

Kate Carreno

, — Culture

Assistant Director, Operations and Engagement at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Find out what a difference the VAT 33a scheme has made to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The inclusion of university museums in the scheme to recover VAT in 2004, while retaining free admission to the museum and permanent collections, was very welcome. The decision to apply was very straightforward as the benefits are substantial…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Home-Start South Leicestershire

Stella Renwick

, — Civil Society

Home-Start South Leicestershire, Charity Development Manager

Home-Start South Leicestershire has been helping local families in difficulties across the large rural District of Harborough for over 34 years. We offer a particular brand of bespoke, non-judgemental support with a significant amount of help coming from a large team of local befriending volunteers, which has proven so effective with families because, as one…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The Renewal Trust (Nottingham)

Cherry Underwood

, December 12, 2018 — Civil Society

CEO, The Renewal Trust

We’re celebrating our 21st birthday this year so we’ll be marking Local Charities Day 2018 by asking local people to help shape the next 21 years. We’ll be talking and listening to people in the communities we work with, and across Nottingham, to make sure our services and activities continue to provide exactly what local…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent Community Foundation

Hannah Lawrence

, December 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Communications Executive, Kent Community Foundation

Local Charities Day is a great initiative for putting the spotlight on local groups and charities doing amazing work beneath the radar, something that, as the Community Foundation for Kent and Medway, is extremely close to our hearts.We provide financial support to hundreds of charities and deserving causes throughout the county each year – particularly…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, November 26, 2018 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind (MMKM) is delighted to be connecting with local charities across the county and blogging about our work across this past year. Last year, we found Local Charities Day to be an incredibly beneficial experience, providing us with an opportunity to learn all about other local organisations and groups who were working within…

Local Charities Day 2018

Mims Davies

, November 16, 2018 — Civil Society

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Further details on gov.uk

I am delighted to announce that Local Charities Day will be returning this year on Friday 14 December 2018! It is my first Local Charities Day as Minister for Sport and Civil Society and I could not be more excited about building on the success of the last two years, where people, communities and organisations…

Safety first for sports fans

Ken Scott

, November 5, 2018 — Sport

Chief Inspector at Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Every week, millions of people visit sports grounds to see their favourite teams play.  Whether football, rugby, cricket, or any other sport, all fans are there for one reason – to enjoy the spectacle. Safety firstWhenever large numbers of people come together there will generally be safety concerns.  The safety of all people within a…

Cyber Security Month

Margot James

, October 31, 2018 — Digital

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

October is Cyber Security Month – but what is cyber security and why is DCMS involved?The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is leading the Government’s digital agenda. Over half of our policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors, including telecommunications, emerging technologies, data protection, internet safety and, of course, cyber security,…