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Builders miss out on £6bn of school projects

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share BUILDERS have already lost out on more than £5.7bn worth of work after Britain slashed investment in new schools and Balfour Beatty is most exposed to the cutbacks, Reuters research shows.A survey of the 26 local authorities worst hit by a decision to freeze the last government’s £55bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme, shows contracts for dozens of schools had already been awarded or were close to being signed with preferred bidders.The scheme was scrapped as the new government seeks to rein in a ballooning deficit, leaving some children stuck in leaky classrooms and disappointing builders and IT firms who had banked on a 20-year programme of investment in schools.Balfour Beatty is most exposed having been among the contractors to win, be shortlisted for or achieve preferred bidder status on projects worth £1.1bn or about one fifth of the £5.7bn total shown in the Reuters survey.Laing O’Rourke had been involved in £903m worth of projects either alone or in partnership with other contractors, followed by FTSE 250 maintenance firm Interserve on £718m. KCS-content whatsapp Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Tuesday 17 August 2010 8:04 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo Builders miss out on £6bn of school projects More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Montagu raises £1.7bn for new deals

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 26 April 2011 5:24 am John Dunne whatsapp Montagu raises £1.7bn for new deals Tags: NULL Montagu Private Equity said it has raised 2.5bn euros (£1.7bn) for new deals, tapping investors from across the globe who are increasingly picky about the buyout firms they back.Montagu, the former European buyouts business of HSBC, said Tuesday its fourth fund attracted investment from pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.Demand was substantially above the 2.5bn euro target, Montagu said.Many private equity firms, including BC Partners and Cinven , have been trying to raise new capital, after exhausting funds raised in the middle of the last decade.The fundraising process has become more difficult as cautious investors seek the best-performing buyout firms.BC Partners has so far raised 4 billion euros towards its latest buyout, beating initial expectations and providing a ray of hope to the many firms expected to follow it this year.Rival Cinven last month kicked off a new fundraising drive, targeting more than 5bn euros for new deals.Montagu raised 2.3bn euros for its third fund in 2005, investing the capital in deals including waste management group Biffa and survival suit maker Hansen Protection. Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nedbank Swaziland Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgNedbank Swaziland Limited ( listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Nedbank Swaziland Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nedbank Swaziland Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nedbank Swaziland Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileNedbank (Swaziland) Limited is a leading financial services group in Swaziland offering products and services for the private, commercial and corporate market. It is a subsidiary of the Nedbank Group of South Africa and was established in Swaziland following Nedbank’s acquisition of Standard Chartered Banks local majority shareholding in 1997. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited’s product and service offering ranges from current accounts, savings and fixed and term deposits to mortgage and trade finance. The loan division offers assistance for personal, micro, home, vehicle and SME business loans. The company also provides franchising and specialised financing, as well as letters of credit and performance guarantees. Its headquarters are in Mbabane, Swaziland. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should you buy this takeover prospect after its 10% share price jump?

first_imgShould you buy this takeover prospect after its 10% share price jump? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: AMGO PFG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Alan Oscroft I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address I looked at Amigo Holdings (LSE: AMGO) a few weeks ago after its share price had suffered a big fall. But since that 27 January low, Amigo shares are up 50%.Amigo had pioneered the guarantor loan business, which lent money to high-risk individuals provided they could find someone to cover it should they fail to repay. But the model hadn’t been attractive, and the company’s biggest shareholder, Richmond Group, decided to sell its 60.66% stake.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With a number of options open, the company has plumped for the option of putting itself up for sale, and Tuesday brought us a strategic review update.Offers?Amigo says it “has received indications of interest from several parties,” though it stresses that “there can be no certainty that an offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any offer will be made.” Still, the presence of apparently interested parties has buoyed its prospects, and the shares gained 13% on Tuesday morning in response.On forecasts for the year to March 2020, we’re looking at a P/E of just 3.5. I think there could be significantly more upside than downside.Richmond Group will want to get the best price it can, and it has a lot of clout. And at least two parties appear interested, so we might see a bidding war.I wouldn’t have bought Amigo shares myself because I don’t really like the business. And I wouldn’t invest for a possible buyout profit as that’s really just a gamble. But I do see potential for those who want to take the risk.Back to growth?It’s hard to think about loan companies without Provident Financial (LSE: PFG) coming to mind. Provident also caters to individuals with low credit scores, and charges high levels of interest. But questions about its practices, coupled with investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), helped precipitate a share price crash.Despite previously flying high, Provident shares slumped during the spring and summer of 2017, and then carried on drifting lower. From late April that year, the shares lost 85% of their value. But since August 2019, things have been looking better, and shareholders have enjoyed a 30% rise.Solid quarterResults for 2019 aren’t due until 27 February, but a Q4 update released in January looked reasonably positive. The firm says things are going as planned, and that its Vanquis Bank has “delivered results modestly above expectations.” The firm’s funding facilities have been improved too, via a facility with NatWest Markets to fund its Moneybarn business.Speaking of Moneybarn, the FCA has hit the business with a £2.8m fine after deciding it hadn’t treated customers fairly. The firm itself has provided over £30m in redress too.CEO Malcolm Le May said Provident expects to “report full-year results in line with market expectations,” suggesting the City’s P/E valuation of 10 is about right.Provident could be out of the woods and set for a return to the earnings and dividend growth that analysts expect. And if that’s true, we could be looking at an attractive growth and income prospect here. It’s not for me, though, for ethical reasons. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Brooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui Architects

first_imgBrooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui Architects Save this picture!© John Muggenborg PhotographyHouses, Sustainability, Residential•Brooklyn, United States Photographs:  John Muggenborg Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  6370 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui Architects Photographs 2016 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Mechanical Engineer: CopyAbout this officeBaxt Ingui ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityBuildingsResidentialBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on April 18, 2018Cite: “Brooklyn Passive House Plus / Baxt Ingui Architects” 18 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Baxt Ingui Architects Area Area of this architecture project RJD Engineering LLC ArchDaily Michael Ingui Manufacturers: Zehnder, Zola Windows, Brooklyn Solarworks, Sto Limited Contractor: D’Huy Engineering Inc. PJoe Construction ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States CopyPassive House Consultant:Sam McAfee Interior Design, BIA InteriorsPassive House Certifier & Technical Adviser:Passive House AcademyCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John Muggenborg PhotographyText description provided by the architects. 78 Third Place–the first Passive Plus House built in the United States–included a rehabilitation of a townhouse built in the early 1900’s. Revitalized by New York-based studio, Baxt Ingui, the work respected the original historical architecture of the main building and restoration of the front façade, while adding a new third floor with a mansard and a modern rear addition whose size rivaled the existing home.Save this picture!© John Muggenborg PhotographyThe homeowners’ goal was to create a beautiful, open and inviting home suitable for everyday living and entertaining as well as respecting the historic character of the original house while incorporating high-performance construction. They emphasized the need for abundant natural light throughout the home as well as an open flow when designing indoor/outdoor living spaces.Save this picture!PlansBeing a Passive Plus House allows the home to perform incredibly well, while saving 80-90 percent of the energy needed to heat and cool the building. Mechanical elements, ductwork and grills were able to be minimized and still allow all rooms to maintain a consistent temperature. Insulation, Passive House detailing and high-performance windows and doors by Zola Windows achieved this. These design details, combined with a solar canopy system by Brooklyn Solarworks allows the home to be close to net zero. The solar panels on the roof helps to offset the electrical draw of the home and are designed to handle a majority of typical daily use. A portion of the array creates a shade canopy over the South facing roof deck allowing it to be enjoyed on sunny days. Adding to the many benefits of a Passive Home, Zola’s American Heritage SDH (Simulated Double Hung) triple‐glazed windows constructed to a high standard of air‐tightness helped create a well-insulted building, coupled with craftsmanship that is befitting of even the most detailed historic restorations. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the windows.Save this picture!© John Muggenborg PhotographyAdditional attributes of the Passive House detailing include an Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system, which is filtered and makes for healthier home 24-7, an incredibly quite indoor environment, and due to the well-sealed the nature of the construction, a relatively bug and critter free environment. The Passive house measures really free the designer and allowed them to have the sculptural stairs next to glass walls and other architectural elements without the worry of getting heating or cooling to these locations.Save this picture!© John Muggenborg Photography78 Third Place was a highly collaborative effort between 6 contractors, 3 engineers, a number of Passive House consultants and environmentally conscious clients. Over the last two years, this focused group and collaborative effort allowed for a highly efficient process resulting in a systematic approach that others could follow to more easily achieve Passive House.Save this picture!© John Muggenborg PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for applications: 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture –…Student CompetitionsKenneth Frampton Awarded Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at 2018 Venice BiennaleArchitecture News Share Lead Architect: Projects + 16Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” “COPY” Structural Engineer: last_img read more

Elephant’s Hill House / 24 7 Arquitetura

first_imgSave this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 24Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Year:  Gustavo Tenca e Giuliano Pelaio Brazil 2017 Projects CopyHouses, Sustainability•Nova Lima, Brazil Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Arquitetos: 24 7 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Co Architect:Nicolas MeirelesProject Team:Aline Borba e Juliana LeanzaEngineering:WGA engenhariaBuilder:ática construtoraElectrical And Hydraulic Design:Solar EngenhariaThermo Energetic Simulation:Filipe CamposStones:Art PedrasSolar Heating:Power SollAutomation:AZ-HomeCity:Nova LimaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsWooden FlooringEGGEREGGER Design Flooring for the House of EconomyHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The privileged view of nature was the core starting point for this project on the mountainous region of Nova Lima, State of Minas Gerais/Brazil. An adventurer couple chose us to create this special project in such an exclusive area.Save this picture!© Pedro KokAt first, the site’s high declivity seemed to be a big challenge, but it was also what inspired us to come up with the implantation’s solution. Exploring its natural landscape and the Elephant’s Hill view, it was possible to set the social floor at the height limit, above the trees. The street facade turned out to be the side elevation and the main facade now faces towards the side boundary.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Pedro KokDue to the high declivity of the area, we were able to create a 3 level house. On the ground floor: garage, laundry, and storage. On the first floor, the office was fully integrated with the living room and a guests’ ensuite. Finally, on the second floor, there’s the hosts’ ensuite, with the most privileged view of the landscape.Save this picture!© Pedro KokA slight angulation to the east gave us the opportunity to have both the ensuite and the barbecue area to take advantage of the morning sun and the region’s predominant ventilation. At the same time, it helped to protect the ground floor from the sunset light using a concrete wall that blocks the sunlight inside the house. With the major orientation E-W, the house opens to the northern landscape. Extensive eaves on the north view’s perimeter protect the openings of the summer sun, at the same time as the glasses receive the necessary natural heat to naturally warm the inside during the winter.Save this picture!© Pedro KokWe requested that two trees were precisely placed by the topographer in the middle of the elevated deck that connects the house to the suspended heated pool. These also work as a natural filter to the sun’s radiation, minimizing the sun’s entry in the living room and the kitchen.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe 25m pool, a client wish, is a fundamental part of the volumetric composition of the house. Sustained by two concrete columns, they elevate the pool 6m above the natural floor level, providing to whom’s inside the pool a view of the treetops and the imponent Elephant’s Hill.Save this picture!© Pedro KokWith the capacity to generate about 1400kW of energy per month through photovoltaic panels, the house is self-sufficiency on energy, warming the pool water and neutralizing the energy consumption from equipment and artificial lightning.Save this picture!© Pedro KokColumns and ribbed slab represent the constructive system. The use of apparent concrete in the house’s wall, swimming pool, and slabs brings the timelessness wanted to the project.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessMartha House / NasoSelected ProjectsDubai’s Under Construction One Za’abeel Tower Holds the Longest Cantilever in the WorldArchitecture News Share Lead Architects: Photographs:  Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  4434 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Elephant’s Hill House / 24 7 ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveElephant’s Hill House / 24 7 Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Elephant’s Hill House / 24 7 Arquitetura CopyAbout this office24 7 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityNova LimaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on January 27, 2020Cite: “Elephant’s Hill House / 24 7 Arquitetura” [Casa do Morro do Elefante / 24 7 Arquitetura] 27 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Free online Will-making service to promote charitable legacies

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. UK residents are being encouraged to make a standard Will at no charge using a new service, Totally Free Wills, that includes a prompt to leave a charitable legacy.Unlike other free Wills providers, Totally Free Wills says that it “is totally impartial and without charitable funding”. It does, however, provide an opportunity for Will makers to leave a donation to partner charities of all sizes with Oxfam, World Cancer Research Fund, Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People and The Prince of Wales Hospice being among the first to join up.The service has been created by independent financial advisers Stephen Cainer and Richard Harris. It has been further developed by Jonathan Parris, former director of charity legacy coalition Remember a Charity.“Before Totally Free Wills, only the very largest charities could afford to fund their own free wills schemes”, said Parris. “Now any charity can use this for free, without diverting precious unrestricted income to fund it. It is a genuinely accessible plug and play solution”.Totally Free Wills enables users to supply their personal information securely online: this is then passed onto a probate solicitor from an approved panel for legal checking.Users of the service will be able to select a beneficiary charity through searching by keyword, preferred charity size, location and activity.Partner charities can add examples of what charitable work a legacy to their fund might make. The listings are free of charge.Legacy fundraising specialist Graham Richards has been appointed as a consultant to promote the campaign to the voluntary sector, in particular to smaller and more local and regional charities.Richards believes the service will not only encourage the 64% of people yet to make a will to consider their legacies, but also that charity partners are given the best chance to promote their activities. He said: “In five years time charities will wonder how they managed without a sustainable free will service to offer their supporters.” Tagged with: Digital legacies Free online Will-making service to promote charitable legacieslast_img read more

MyParkScotland launches first crowdfunding site for Scottish parks and greenspace projects

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. First crowdfunding campaigns underwayOne of the first projects to feature on MyParkScotland is the Hayburn Play Park Association in Glasgow. Having already raised £70,000 towards their target of £81,000 to create a natural play environment for children, they are using MyParkScotland to raise £550 to create a mini-orchard.Over in Edinburgh, the Friends of Figgate Park will be raising money for bat boxes in the park and in Saughton Park they’re looking to bring the historic bandstand back to life.Councillor Alistair Watson, Executive Member for Sustainability and Transport at Glasgow City Council, said:“MyParkScotland is an exciting new fundraising initiative which will help people not only discover their local parks but also help support them. MyParkScotland has the potential to give Friends of groups the tool to generate funds for park projects, events and activities – and that is to be welcomed.”Supported by Rethinking ParksMyParkScotland is one of 11 UK projects that has been supported by the Rethinking Parks programme. This is a partnership between Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, and aims to support organisations to develop new approaches to sustaining and making the most of the UK’s public parks.MyParkScotland is the only Scottish project within the Rethinking Parks programme, and it aims to expand it to cover the whole of Scotland. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Scottish charity MyParkScotland has produced a website that not only lets people search all 254 parks in Edinburgh and Glasgow to find out what is going on, but also donate to park improvement projects.MyParkScotland‘s website launched to cover park events and activities over the Spring Bank holiday weekend, letting people search by location, postcode, facilities and events. It also lets local friends of parks groups fundraise via crowdfunding for particular projects.The parks featured range from small local parks to world famous landmarks such as Calton Hill.Ian Goodman, Project Manager explained:“Park users often told us they would like to be able to support their local park but there wasn’t an easy way to do this. That’s why we developed MyParkScotland as a safe and easy way for people to donate to support park improvement projects developed by Friends of Parks and other local groups, and to make donations to parks”.He added that, as a charity, MyParkScotland could reclaim Gift Aid on donations and it was using this ‘extra funding’ to build sustainability and endowment funds for Scotland’s parks, with the aim of safeguarding them for future generations. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 June 2015 | Newscenter_img MyParkScotland launches first crowdfunding site for Scottish parks and greenspace projects Tagged with: Community fundraising crowdfunding environment Scotland  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

SwitchAid launches Covid-19 Telecoms Fund

first_img Melanie May | 12 June 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 Advertisement SwitchAid has launched a fund to help smaller charities and not for profits affected by the impact of Covid-19 get back up and running.SwitchAid has partnered with MissionLabs to offer the Covid-19 Telecoms Fund, which supports charitable organisations having communication issues as a result of the pandemic by providing a professional cloud phone system, fully funded for three months.Eligible applicants will gain access to a professional Cloud Phone VoIP system, including set up and ongoing support. The phone system runs over the internet meaning users only need access to broadband or a 4G/5G network and can download the software to their computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.The system allows unlimited calls, with live reports and analytics. Users can set up personal greetings, manage notifications preferences and call routing settings in real time, as well as synchronise contacts, and manage number and team availability with a few clicks or taps. Applicants will be notified if they are eligible within seven days and 5,000 licences are currently available.Dom Ryan, SwitchAid co-founder said:“At SwitchAid, we support charitable organisation every day and as a Social Enterprise ourselves, we are always looking for ways that we can give back to the Third Sector.“Our partnership with Mission Labs has enabled us to create a COVID-19 Telecoms Fund that will support any eligible charitable organisation to get access to a professional phone system, fully funded for 3 months. We believe this will help with remote working, make sure valuable calls are never missed and help with the transition of getting the full team back to work.” SwitchAid launches Covid-19 Telecoms Fund About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]  506 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  507 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more