Charity and Voluntary Sector
BIG: Wildlife projects are set to create a buzz as 13 groups share in good cause funding of more than £100,000 this week. The funding comes from the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Wildlife programme, which aims to bring communities together to improve or protect the natural environment by raising awareness of threatened wildlife or places.
CRUK: Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that stopping prostate cancer cells from ‘bulking up’ with nutrients reduces the spread of the disease & tumour size, according to research published today in EMBO Journal.
TPT: Thousands of young people from the UK’s poorest families believe they will achieve 'few' or 'none' of their goals in life, warns 'Broke, not broken', a new report by The Prince’s Trust and RBS. The report found that 26% of those from deprived homes believe that “few” or “none” of their career goals are achievable, compared to just 7% of those from affluent families.
The research, which highlights a clear aspiration gap between the UK’s richest & poorest young people, shows how 26% from poor homes feel that “people like them don’t succeed in life”. They are 3 times as likely to believe they will ‘end up on benefits for at least part of their life’ and almost 4 times as likely to think they will “end up in a dead-end job”.
BHF: Treating diseases brought on by poor diet costs the NHS £5.8bn, almost as much as it costs to treat smoking & alcohol related diseases combined. A study, which the British Heart Foundation funded, found that smoking & alcohol related diseases accounted for £3.3bn each.