People’s Postcode Lottery offers £1m Dream Fund

first_imgPrevious winnersTo date the Dream Fund has granted over £1.4m to over 15 projects, including Missing People and WWF.Missing People used the funding to work alongside PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) to develop an enhanced Child Rescue Alert system. The alert system has been designed to alert anyone by text, email or pop-up, who has signed up to the service to be alerted in the event of a child’s abduction.Missing People CEO Jo Youle said: Advertisement People’s Postcode Lottery offers £1m Dream Fund Charities and community groups across Great Britain can now apply to the Dream Fund from the People’s Postcode Lottery. The £1 million fund is designed to support two ‘dream projects’ which can be created over a 24-month period.This is the fifth year of the Dream Fund and is the largest sum it has offered so far. This year there is a first prize of £750,000 and a runner-up prize £250,000. These are open respectively to charities with incomes of above and below £1.5 million.Every application must come from a collaboration of charities, with the lead being a registered charity. Other partners must be not for profit organisations.Projects should support one of the following criteria:Advancement of participation in sportsAdvancement of community developmentAdvancement of environmental protectionAdvancement of healthAdvancement of human rightsPrevention of poverty, distress and sickness Howard Lake | 2 September 2014 | News “Put simply, we couldn’t have launched it without winning the Dream Fund. We aim to have one million people registered to receive Alerts by May 2015, helping us to raise the alarm when the worst happens.”50p from every £2 People’s Postcode Lottery ticket is awarded to charity, with players having already raised £47.2 million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally to date.People’s Postcode Lottery Head of Charities, Clara Govier, said:“The Dream Fund is an opportunity for charities to finally work on a project they have always dreamed of. It’s designed to encourage charities and community projects to work together on a project that has always been just too big, or too expensive. Our previous winners have taken tremendous pride in finally seeing their dream projects come to life, all thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”Applications to the Dream Fund are open until 30 September 2014. The winners will be announced at a charity gala in January 2015. Tagged with: Funding 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

OTM or Boomin? Agents won’t pay for four portals, warns industry leader

first_imgGareth Samples, the CEO of Martin & Co parent group TPFG, has said OnTheMarket (OTM) faces a crunch point next year if Boomin takes off and agents are forced to choose which portals to pay for.During an interview with The Negotiator, he commented that he is doubtful many estate agents will, however small or large, be keen to pay four portals.This means thousands of agencies, including many of his own franchisees who list with three portals will have to decide whether to choose OTM or Boomin if the Bruce brothers’ platform delivers on its promises.OTM has a breathing space – Boomin is not due to charge for its service until at least April 2022 when founder agents come to the end of their year-long free periods.After that, agents will pay between £150 and £400 a month per branch depending on their size and turnover.Hard choicesSamples says he talked with OTM CEO Jason Tebb recently and put the question to him and remarked that, given Rightmove dominates and Zoopla is a very strong No.2, that leaves agents to decide between OTM and Boomin.“I like what Boomin have done but also like what Jason has done since he arrived at OTM and ultimately we want to wish each business as much success as possible,” says Samples.“Nevertheless, if you think about whether most agents will want to pay for four portals, then my personal opinion is that I don’t think so.“We do a centralised deal for our franchisees with the portals and we sort of insist they go on Rightmove as a minimum while most others are on Zoopla too, but it’s entirely up to them whether they are on a third portal.”jason tebb Gareth Samples Martin & Co OnTheMarket OTM TPFG April 28, 2021Nigel Lewis2 commentsGraham Davidson, Sequre Sequre 28th April 2021 at 7:50 amThe difference between being on 3 portals or all 4 will be between £150 and £400 per month! (£275 per month ave!!) any agent having to consider for too long whether he can afford to be on all 4 has probably got bigger things to worry about in my opinion.Log in to ReplyRussell Quirk, Properganda Properganda 28th April 2021 at 7:02 amThe portal sector is evolving and I don’t think that it’s going to be as simple as just choosing which portals to ‘pay’ in the future.The competitive tension that will now prevail (at long last) will force Rightmove and Zoopla to innovate and to court better relationships with agents. That can only be a good thing for agents and as price pressure prevents the old attitudes of the past piling on increases at unjustifiable levels.But the choice of ‘which portal’ begs the question, ‘Which one provides me as the agent with VALUE’? – either in good leads, seller opportunities or ancillary revenue.It may be that the answer is ‘all of them’ and if the ROI on each one is genuinely positive, why wouldn’t you be on all of them?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OTM or Boomin? Agents won’t pay for four portals, warns industry leader previous nextMarketingOTM or Boomin? Agents won’t pay for four portals, warns industry leaderGareth Samples says Boomin is unlikely to dislodge Rightmove or Zoopla, but could force agents to choose between it and Lewis28th April 20212 Comments1,447 Viewslast_img read more

Leising congratulates New Horizons on 50-years at the Statehouse

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising recently met with New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. at the Statehouse.  New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers care and support for residents living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in southeast Indiana, was honored by Gov. Holcomb for its more than 50 years of business in Ripley County.last_img

Archery Guyana moving closer to Olympic qualification

first_imgARCHERY Guyana has announced the participation of its 29-year-old member Devin Persaud at the Hyundai World Archery Championships 2019 in the Netherlands.Devin has his roots in Rose Hall Town, Berbice but is currently residing and training in Canada.He has been involved in the sport of Archery for the past 5 years during which time he became so passionate about the sport, that he started Canada’s first online Archery Shop.This is a platform from which he shares his passion whilst assisting with the continued growth of the sport, as he continues to pursue his passion of representing Guyana at the highest level.This world competition represents his first opportunity to secure a spot for Guyana in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.last_img