Ulster Garden Villages gave £1.2 million in 2016

first_img  165 total views,  1 views today Ulster Garden Villages gave £1.2 million in 2016 Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Advertisement One of Northern Ireland’s largest charitable trusts distributed  £1.2 million in 2016, down from £1.4 million the year before, according to their latest accounts.The accounts for Ulster Garden Villages (UGV) also show a significant shift in the direction of giving, with health causes receiving the largest allocation of funding. Most other categories of giving were down in 2016.Health and scientific and medical research received over £700,000 in 2016, from under £500,000 the year before. Donations to people with disabilities, culture and heritage, education and training were all down with community grants the biggest faller from £268,000 to £78,000.The growth in donations to health is mostly accounted for by a commitment of £1.5 million over three years to the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust for a pet/ct scanner. The 2016 donations also included £100,000, the final part of a total commitment of £500,000 for the new NI Hospice facility (Somerton House). The largest non health related grant was £70,000 for Kilcreggan Homes, located in Carrickfergus, which gives adults with a learning disability or autism a home for life with the support while under the cultural category the National Trust received £55,000 for a property upgrade in Co Down.The trust’s total income for UGV in 2016 was £2.2 million. The additional expenditure relates to administration costs and running the property portfolio of UGV which generates the income of the trust.At 31 December 2016 UGV’s free reserves amounted to £38,680,917 (2015: £35,407,013).  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

first_imgBut the eastern state of Bihar registered more than 160 infections on Monday, its highest one-day rise, taking its tally to more than 2,700 cases. In the past 36 hours, more than 75 people tested positive in Odisha and 35 in three isolation homes in the desert state of Rajasthan.The latest cases have forced authorities to stretch limited testing resources.”Dozens of laborers who travelled from New Delhi have tested positive. We are ensuring that no one enters their village with this infection,” said Gaurav Sinha, a senior health official in Bihar’s capital, Patna.Economists studying reverse migration patterns said India’s poorest migrant laborers have been the worst hit by the lockdown. TV footage early in the crisis showed police beating migrant workers as they tried to board city buses to reach their villages, making a mockery of social distancing. Indian states witnessing millions of migrant laborers returning from the big cities are recording rising coronavirus infections, officials said on Tuesday, fearing that the pandemic could spread through villages where medical care is basic at best.Officials from the home and railway ministries said at least 4.5 million workers had migrated home from economic hubs in the two months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a lockdown.On Tuesday, India had recorded a total 145,380 infections and a death toll of 4,167, low figures for the world’s second-most populous country when compared with some countries in Europe. Topics :center_img On May 1, the government responded to rising public opposition to the migrant crisis by allowing special trains to take workers back to their home states.But millions of workers without jobs or money are still waiting to reach home.”The migrant crisis exposes the spatial fault-lines of India’s development,” wrote Sai Balakrishnan, an assistant professor at Harvard University, in the Mint newspaper.last_img read more

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Soccer opens NCAA tournament with shutout victory at home

first_imgSenior forward Hailey Hite celebrates with sophomore midfielder Arlie Jones following a goal on Friday. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Women of Troy shutout the Long Beach State 49ers 6-0 with six different goal scorers at home on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA College Cup.“This is the kind of way you want to open postseason play,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “I love the passion we played with, and it’s exactly what we need going forward.”Following their loss to UCLA last weekend, the Trojans found out that they were given a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday.  However, they were ranked second-best in the country for most of the season.“[The 6-0 win showed] that we’re really good,” McAlpine said. “We plan to show up at the next game and be really good again.”At halftime, the Trojans comfortably led 2-0. Throughout the first half, the Trojans were in control of the game, having most of the possession and much of it in their offensive third. Moreover, the Trojans had 13 shots in the first half alone compared to the 49ers’ one shot from outside the box.Redshirt junior forward Natalie Jacobs started the scoring in the first half when she headed the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute. The goal came as a result of confusion within the box. From that goal on, the Trojans never looked back.Five minutes later, sophomore box-to-box midfielder Alea Hyatt scored a left-footed volley into the upper lefthand corner of the goal from inside the box off an assist by sophomore box-to-box midfielder Tara McKeown. The finish took of skill and concentration, but Hyatt managed to keep calm to make the score 2-0.The Trojans did not slow down in the second half, scoring 4 more goals in the second 45 minutes to easily claim an uncontested victory. “We’ve got bigger goals, we got big goals,” McAlpine said of the team’s aggressive second-half play despite its significant lead. “In order to reach them, we have to play and we have continue to push and play the way we want to play consistently for 90 minutes. Even though the score was 4 at 62 [minutes], we need to play for 90 and that was important.”McKeown scored the opening goal of the second half after she was teed up for a wide open goal from Jacobs in the 53rd minute. Jacobs received a long ball down the left hand side from redshirt sophomore attacking midfielder Savannah DeMelo, and she took out down to the endline, beat a defender and crossed it to McKeown who had a wide open goal. Prior to crossing it to McKeown, it appeared that Jacobs was fouled in the box but never went down, and was still able to play McKeown with a great ball despite being fouled.Senior forward Leah Pruitt was next to get her name on the score sheet as she scored from a one-footed finish to the far post of the goal. The goal came from a driving run forward by DeMelo who sent the ball onto the wing to Hyatt, who then crossed it over to Pruitt to finish and make it 4-0 in the 62nd minute.One minute later, DeMelo was the fifth Trojan to score as she slotted the ball past the keeper from about 15 yards out. The goal was a team effort, as the Trojans connected a lot of passes prior to DeMelo scoring. Hyatt had a clear shot on goal from a tougher angle than DeMelo, but instead of attempting to shoot, she gave the ball up to her teammate who was at a better angle to finish off the movement. “She was in a much better position than I was and I knew that, so I gave it to her,” Hyatt said.McAlpine said Friday’s game was one of Hyatt’s best performances. “[Hyatt] played free with a clear head and let it go,” McAlpine said. “That’s the kind of performance we need. And we allowed her to. We gave her touches, we gave her touches and we allowed her to get into the game early, and once that happens today, it looked good. ”Senior forward Hailey Hite scored the sixth and final goal for the Trojans off of an assist from freshman defender Ashley Soto in the 80th minute of the game to cap off an impressive victory for the Women of Troy.Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, forward Penelope Hocking, left the field with an ankle injury. Her status for the next game has yet to be determined.The Trojans will play the winner of Sunday’s LSU-Boston University game next Friday in their next round of the NCAA tournament. That game will take place at Florida State following the Seminoles’ 1-0 victory against Loyola Chicago on Friday. Florida State is the No. 1 seed in the Trojans’ side of the bracket.last_img read more

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