The Baring Foundation has teamed up with the Arts Council England to launch a new £1 million Arts and Older People funding programme. The programme aims to support partnerships between arts oganisations and artists with those helping the elderly in care homes to deliver interesting enjoyable and interactive arts experiences for their residents. The learning from this will be made available to the wider arts and residential care communities to understand how best to engage with older people. The Arts Council are seeking proposals from partnerships or consortia led by either residential care providers or arts organisations to deliver a three year-programme providing access to high quality arts experiences for older people in residential care. Applications must be submitted no later than 11am on the 14 August 2013….
Donate Mobile, a new mobile phone service, is keen to reverse the decline in charitable giving in the UK, and it has come up with a new strategy.
Launched to the public last week, and to charities last summer, the new mobile phone service will give 10%, including Gift Aid, of its customers’ monthly mobile bills or top-up charges to their chosen charities. The new service aims to raise up to £15 million for charities over the next five years.
Both users and charities can benefit from Donate Mobile. Users can choose to support any charity registered in the UK. Charities can sign up to become partners of the scheme for free and benefit from promoting the service to their supporters and feature as partners on Donate Mobile’s website.
Donate Mobile’s Managing Director Mark Brunwin said:
“We have spent many years working with the charity sector, learning about its needs and tailoring our offering to ensure that Donate Mobile will have a clear impact on committed giving by helping customers do something great with their SIMs.”
Charities wishing to join Donate Mobile do not need to worry about upfront costs or ongoing fees as there are none. As charity partners, they simply must agree to commit to 12 months of staying involved with Donate Mobile and to actively promote the Donate Mobile service to its audience.
In return, Donate Mobile says it will deliver the following on behalf of the charity partner:
- A complete mobile phone service for supporters.
- A co-branded experience – with the charity logo on web pages and printed materials.
- Collection of supporter donations, passed to the charity each month.
- Maximised Gift Aid collection potential on all donations.
- Ability to communicate directly (via mobile) to signed-up supporters.
- Hands-on support with marketing of the Donate Mobile service.
Full details can be found on the Donate Mobile website (opens new window).
Source: Donate Mobile, 04/03/2013