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    Recruiting a new Secretary to the Trustees

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    Can you fill this place?

    EDRIDGE FUND – Registered Charity 803493

    Secretary to Trustees ( part-time)

    The Edridge Fund is a well-established benevolent fund which assists staff within Probation Services and CAFCASS (Family Courts).

    We are looking for a Secretary to the Board of Trustees who can offer a few hours a month and who has the ability to provide advice to the Trustees on governance, in particular, the requirements of the Charity Commission.

    You can find a job description, person specification and how to apply for this interesting post on the recruitment page of the Edridge Fund main web site.

    Closing date for applications is Monday 20th July. Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday 4th August.

    50/50 Club Winner: May 2015

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    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund every month. Thank you.

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 50/50 Club prize for May 2015 was…

    Number 407 from Kent – £118.00

    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund. Thank you.

    If you would like to join in the 50/50 draw every month why not visit our 50/50 Club page on our main website and read more about it?

    If you do subscribe – good luck!

      See more here…

    Seasonal Greetings
    to everyone

    Christmas Card 2014 image The Edridge Fund team wish everyone a warm and happy seasonal break.

    We are looking forward to another year of offering help wherever we can, as well as taking this opportunity to thank our site visitors, donors and service partners for all their continued support in 2014.

    Your donations and work on behalf of the Trust ensure we can continue to offer aid.

    Thank you.

    Happy New Year

    The Edridge Team…

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    50/50 Club Winner – October 2014

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    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 50/50 Club prize for October 2014 was…

    Number 248 from Middlesex – £90.00

    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund. Thank you.

    If you would like to join in the 50/50 draw every month why not visit our 50/50 Club page on our main website and read more about it?

    If you do subscribe – good luck!

      See more here…

    50/50 Winner July 2014

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    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund every month. Thank you.

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 50/50 Club prize for July 2014 was…

    Number 306 from Cornwall – £101.00

    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund. Thank you.

    If you would like to join in the 50/50 draw every month why not visit our 50/50 Club page on our main website and read more about it?

    If you do subscribe – good luck!

      See more here…

    Our new donations page

    givinggreenpaper-m.jpgIf you have given to The Fund in the past, a big thank you.

    To make giving easier, we have placed all your giving choices on one page. You can visit our new ‘donations’ page here.

    Did you know you can still see what beneficiaries of our work have said about The Fund and how we have helped them in time of need? See more here…

    If you are a new giver to The Fund, thank you too. Every donation, large or small, helps support our work throughout the year.

    We could not do the work we do, without your support.

    See our main web site home page here.

     

    50/50 winner January 2014

    winner2pic.jpgCelebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund every month. Thank you.

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 50/50 Club prize for January was…

    Number 304 from Cornwall – £103.50

    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund. Thank you.

    If you would like to join in the 50/50 draw every month why not visit our 50/50 Club page on our main website and read more about it?

    If you do subscribe – good luck!

      See more here…

    Charities in ten years?

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    Seeing the charity future…

    An interesting article in The Guardian, written by Jane Tully, about how the charity landscape in the UK will be defined in ten years time.

    Her forecast sees no narrowing of the gulf between the 150,000 small and micro-charities and the national charitable players that we recognise today, whose turnover exceeds £50 million each.

    An interesting forecast is that charities, of whatever size, will increasingly draw their income from earned sources – delivering against contracts for the public sector. This may be, Tully forecasts, somewhat offset by the massive decrease in public spending as the recession and ‘austerity ‘ continue to bite.

    Still being debated in ten years time? Gift Aid and irrecoverable VAT. Overall, not too much change in the coming decade?

    You can read the full article in the on-line Guardian here…

     

    December 50/50 Club winner

    Winners Banner for the 50/50 ClubCelebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund every month. Thank you.

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 50/50 Club prize for December was…

    Number 41 from Cambridgeshire – £100.50

    Celebrating our winners and their contribution to the Fund. Thank you.

    If you would like to join in the 50/50 draw every month why not visit our 50/50 Club page on our main website and read more about it?

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      See more here…

    Workplace Giving Increases

    moneyCoinsPicHMRC has recently delivered revised data which shows that donations to charities, made directly from an individuals pay, has risen by nearly £37 million to £155 million pounds in the financial year 2012-13.

    Organisational employees now using the scheme have gone beyond a million individuals for the first time to 1,022,000 – a 39% increase in on the previous year.

    Clearly payroll giving is becoming an important source of regular funds for UK charities. The website Workplace Giving UK have good sections on how easy it is for employees to dedicate regular payments.

    The Workplace Giving UK site also offers comprehensive information for employers on how to instigate a scheme through their payroll department, as well as promote the benefits to the nominated charity to encourage more giving.

    Could 2014 be the year of payroll giving?