Charity and Voluntary Sector
BIG: The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is making a last call to urge veterans of WWII who have not yet taken advantage of the Heroes Return 2 scheme to apply for funding as the programme draws to its close. Last week saw 103 awards made to 245 Second World War veterans, widows, spouses & carers across the UK worth over £160,000. The grants fund trips to revisit the places they or their loved ones served in WWII and to commemorate their comrades who did not return.
The Big Lottery Fund is looking for any veterans who still have not taken advantage of the opportunity to apply now so that they can make their trips before the end of the year (31 December 2010) travel deadline. Grants can be awarded retrospectively until the scheme closes on 31 January 2011.
CSEF: The Children’s Safety Education Foundation (CSEF) is serving up a ‘bangers & cash’ initiative as part of a novel fund-raising drive to boost its vital work countywide. CSEF is one of the first charities in the UK to team up with Giveacar, a social enterprise which collects unwanted & unused cars for charity – turning scrap to cash.
Regardless of their condition, cars are collected free-of-charge nationwide by Giveacar and sold through an online auction, or disposed of at an authorised treatment facility. Proceeds from the sale are donated to a charity of the car owner’s choice, or one of the Giveacar’s partner charities, such as CSEF. Even if the banger is scrapped, it still nets the selected good cause between £40 & £160.
To get more details and start making a difference, visit www.giveacar.co.uk or call the Giveacar Team on 020 0011 1664, quoting CSEF as your chosen charity.