Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales secures same funding as 2011

first_img Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales will receive the same income for 2012 as 2011. It will receive £25.2m from Lloyds Banking Group, with which it has a nine year funding agreement, with guaranteed funding of over £50 million for the next two years.The Foundation supports registered charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community, with 50% of its funding weighted towards the top twenty most deprived areas.The Foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, has helped many charities with core costs: over the last three years, it has distributed £56.8 million through its flagship Community Programme, primarily in core costs.Linda Kelly, Chief Executive commented: “The Foundation is one of only a handful of grant makers in England and Wales that provides support towards much needed core costs. We hope our continued approach, as a leading community funder, will help to provide the much needed support and core funding for charities working with the most disadvantaged within our society.”www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: England Funding Wales / Cymru AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales secures same funding as 2011 Howard Lake | 18 April 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Rodents on the run from derelict sites

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRodents on the run from derelict sitesBy admin – March 1, 2011 939 Advertisement THE sight of rodents scurrying past long-standing derelict sites is terrifying people, according to election candidate Cllr Joe Leddin, responding to a complaint from a young Limerick woman who had such an experience on the Ballinacurra road. It is claimed that rats and rodents are terrifying people, especially our senior citizens who walk in the area of the former Moloney Garage site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post received a call from a young woman who said she is now terrified to be anywhere near the site.“I was wheeling my child in her buggy and two rats ran across my path – it was obvious they were coming from the site, which attracts lots of illegal dumping – it’s a disgrace that this is being allowed fester so close to where people are living and walking”.Cllr Joe Leddin, who has requested an immediate inspection of a number of the city’s most offensive derelict sites and properties from City Hall’s Planning Department, said that on his election canvass throughout the city he has received numerous complaints from people and the business sector who are living close to derelict sites.“They have outlined to me their concerns with the continued deterioration of these sites. All kind of rubbish is being dumped illegally, and as a result, increases anti-social behaviour.“There are also serious health and safety concerns surrounding the proposed Opera Centre – many of the buildings involved are over 100 years and in a poor physical state”.Pointing out that the issue is of a more serious nature than many people perceive, he also referred to the many unoccupied derelict houses and sites scattered in Hyde Road, Quins Cottages, Janesboro and Prospect, that are causing huge concern for locals.“Urgent action, such as compulsory purchase orders by the city council are now required, and while there may be difficulties pertaining to title deeds with certain houses, the major strategic sites on main artery roads into the city can’t be left unattended – either the owners or the city council must carry out appropriate works to clean and secure these sites”. Print Linkedin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleOutlaw Concy hot on trail of RubberbanditsNext articleRugby fans to benefit from ticket price reduction admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Not a magic pill: understanding social media

first_imgIn the classic Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit,” they tell us that “one pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.” It seems like, when it comes to social media, too many credit unions are looking for this “one pill cure-all” approach.The fact of the matter is, social media is a powerful tool — and also usually misunderstood by those that seek to use it. Social media, when used correctly, can be a powerful weapon in your marketing arsenal. It is not, however, a cure-all for everything dragging down your marketing machine.With that in mind, below please find a few tips to help you better understand social media and what it can and cannot do for your credit union.Despite the mass of people using it, social media still requires a targeted approach. For example, contrary to popular belief, Facebook is not the best way to reach all people. The demographics of Facebook trend increasingly older. Therefore, if you’re looking to reach younger people, Facebook may not be your best bet. Similarly, if you are trying to reach female consumers, a better option might be Pinterest. Social media offers a wide variety of choices for users. This requires credit unions to align their target audiences with the social media platforms those people choose.An integrated social media approach requires a great deal of time. At some larger corporations, social media unit has its own department. Most credit unions don’t have this luxury. In order for a typical credit union to make a meaningful impact in social media, you’ll have to select a handful of platforms and concentrate your efforts and time there. Spreading yourself too thin in social media is just like spreading your advertising to thin across different channels. All you do is dilute your message and water-down your return on investment.Instead of using social media to push-push-push, consider using it to pull-pull-pull information from consumers. As with other marketing channels, social media can be misused as a bull-horn to browbeat consumers with your information. The average person wants to be communicated with — not spoken down to. Consider using social media as a way to initiate conversations with consumers. Pose questions and engage in conversations with members and potential members on your social media channels. Encourage dialogue and interaction. Position your credit union as an information source rather than trying to indoctrinate them from on-high.Consider using a blog is a critical element of your social media platform. Your credit union blog is your voice. It also offers a higher degree of brand control than the average social media platform. It further establishes your credit union as an information source for consumers, positioning you in such a way that they seek you as a trusted partner when it comes to financial matters. Blogging is also a fairly inexpensive way to bolster your social media platform.You can’t use social media to completely replace real-life networking. Even the most robust social media program does not allow you to board up the windows on traditional business development. You still have to meet and greet people in person to build lasting relationships. If social media serves as a tool that helps you start these relationships, so much the better. Just don’t look at it as the silver bullet that will address all of your business development woes.Social media represents a true revolution in the way people communicate. Platforms rise and fall and it’s exciting to think about where we might be in the course of just a few years. Credit unions should look to social media in a realistic way to help broaden the depths and reach of their overall marketing and communication programs. Remember, social media is just another tool in the marketing toolbox, not a magic pill that makes everything better. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Detailslast_img read more