Groundwork UK wins viewers’ vote for £1.5 million Lottery grant

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. Groundwork UK wins viewers’ vote for £1.5 million Lottery grant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GMTV viewers have voted for Groundwork UK to receive £1.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund to help creater safer environments in 25 neighbourhoods throughout the UK. Groundwork was one of three finalists, with the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO), and National Youth Theatre.The Safe and Sound programme will divide the £1.5 million lottery funding among 25 projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland aimed at helping young people and adults work together to turn local eyesores into safe and attractive spaces to be proud of.Graham Duxbury, Head of Policy and Communications, Groundwork UK said: “This is a very special year for Groundwork as we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary. Thanks to the votes of GMTV viewers we can now give much needed support to 25 more communities across the UK. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 April 2006 | News “The results of the vote show that people really care about the quality of their local environment and want to live in places that are clean, safe and green. This funding will help thousands of people take a lead in making their neighbourhoods better places to live.”The Big Lottery Fund and GMTV national televised People’s Millions contest was devised “to give the public a real say” on where lottery funding will go to benefit their community.According to Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, almost 20,000 votes were cast across the UK. Given the size of some charities’ supporter-bases, it should not prove difficult to top this total with ease in the future.As part of the People’s Millions this year, ITV viewers will also be given the chance to award 90 grants of £50,000 in November. The dntry deadline for applications for funding to be awarded in this round of the scheme is 18 May 2006. Each ITV region will announce a shortlist of projects in October.Next year, on top of the regional contests for £50,000, the Big Lottery Fund and ITV will be asking viewers UK-wide to vote on a an even larger grant of between £25 and £50 million to a single project.last_img read more

Local hockey players make it to main NHL training camps

first_imgBefore his time with the Capitals, Pimm spent time closing out his college career last season before joining the Milwaukee Admirals on an amateur try out back in April.Pimm ended his college playing career with 42 goals and 43 assists in 139 games. He received the Paul Hines Award for his efforts this year with Northeastern which is awarded to the most improved player New England.As for Robertson he was the team captain for the Brown Bears last season where he registered six goals and 11 assists along with a plus minus rating of plus 11. He led the team with 56 blocked shots and had 78 penalty minutes. He was a first-team All-Ivy League selection as a senior, and a finalist for the ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman.- Advertisement -Originally a sixth round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011, Robertson was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a deal that saw John-Michael Liles sent to Carolina for Tim Gleason.The Capitals open their pre-season schedule this Sunday at home against the Buffalo Sabres, while the Hurricanes also open the pre-season on Sunday with a tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets.last_img read more

Arsenal chiefs confirm talks and interest in European Super League

first_img 2 gameday cracker Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED PSG have the most points per game in Europe so far this season Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Arsenal News REVEALED Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil 2 targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Based on documents and emails obtained from the whistle-blowing platform Football Leaks, the German magazine claimed 11 clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and the Gunners could sign up to a US-style, closed league, with five more big names invited to make it a 16-team competition.The breakaway league would cause major disruption to the current football model, with the Premier League and Champions League suffering as a result.Vinai Venkatesham, managing director at Arsenal, is keen for the club to be involved in any conversations surrounding a new league – but insists they have no intention of leaving the domestic game behind.“Arsenal aren’t or never have been interested in playing in any competition that weakens the Premier League,” he said.“The Premier League is the world’s leading league in the leading sport, we don’t want to do anything to damage the Premier League.“When people talk about the European Super League, that covers a really big spectrum. People jump to one end of the spectrum and think this is what we are talking about – but actually often it’s just a slight evolution from where we are today.“I see these articles that Arsenal want to breakaway, we never want to do any of that. But we also have to recognise we have to be in these conversations or we wouldn’t be responsible.“We have to be in the conversations, it doesn’t necessarily mean we support them.” BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Arsenal are keeping their options open MIKEL TALKS Venkatesham was appointed to the role of managing director at the Emirates Stadium after former chief executive Ivan Gazidis left for AC Milan.As part of the reshuffle, Raul Sanllehi took the new position of Arsenal’s head of football.The Spaniard was part of a working group which first looked into a European Super League during his time in a similar role at Barcelona.But he believes any such revamp is still some way off and that renegotiating the terms of the Champions League with UEFA has put off any immediate threat of a breakaway division.“Basically, as we are responsible for top European clubs, the ECA (European Club Association) had to look to all the options for the future,” he said.“One of them, of course, could have been the possibility of a European Super League. It was a conversation we didn’t hide from anybody not even from the ECA smaller clubs.“We looked into that in two ways: a way of exploring the real possibility and also how it would help us to negotiate with UEFA under the new terms because every cycle we will negotiate the Memorandum of Understanding. revealed What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas appointed rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Arsenal chiefs say they “have to be” part of any discussions on a future European Super League – but deny the club would break away from the Premier League if a new competition comes to fruition.The threat of such a move is back on the agenda after Der Spiegel published a story that claimed several of Europe’s biggest clubs – unhappy at having to share European broadcast revenues with the wider football family – have been secretly plotting to form a rival tournament. “At the end of the day the outcome was the best possible because we got into a new deal with UEFA within the system that protected the domestic leagues.”Asked if he thought a Super League would happen, Sanllehi replied: “Not in the short term because we have an agreement with UEFA right now – but I don’t know what the future will bring because the future writes itself.“But what I can assure you is, we think the current situation is an optimal situation we [Arsenal] are very proud to be in the Premier League.“By all means it’s the best competition in the world and we want to be in the Champions League because we believe it’s the best continental competition in the world.”last_img read more