Charities

Government funding for homeless charity

StreetSmart’s highly successful fundraising campaign for the homeless has just been given an extra boost. Every £1 donated during December will be matched by the Cabinet Office …

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StreetSmart Cornish restaurants

Restaurants across Cornwall are getting StreetSmart ready for November in a campaign to help three local charities, whilst enjoying some excellent marketing benefits. StreetSmart is a campaign which raises funds for the homeless via restaurants asking customer’s permission to add £1 onto each table’s bill during November and December. …

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Nature reserves may be sold

The Coalition’s spending cuts are in the region’s news again after reports that some much-loved nature reserves could be privatised. Although Natural England has said that no decision had yet been made …

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St Ives store in lottery final

Kidz R Us in St Ives, Cornwall, is a finalist in the Best Arts Project category in The National Lottery Awards 2010 and now needs your vote to help it win. Public voting for the final ends at midday on 13 August …

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Lottery projects need votes

The winning project in each of the seven categories will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC 1 TV show later this year and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already been awarded, will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project …

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Class war on schools?

In a move that has been described as “class war”, the Charity Commission has rejected two out of five test-case independent schools in the light of legislation by the Labour government. Schools in England are protesting about “too narrow” rules for charitable status …

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