Category Archives: fundraising

Tax Relief U-turn

I’m very pleased to say, the Government has actually reacted to pressure from the charity sector and has recently revealed that charitable donations will be exempt from the tax relief cap. The cap, which limited tax relief on charitable donations … Continue reading

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Family fun and full to capacity!

The day came, the skies cleared and Meadow Madness and Wild Woods was a runner.  Our family countryside day in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council was a sell out, well parking spaces were, but the recent rain (remember those days) … Continue reading

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Member: a person, animal, plant, group, etc that is part of a society, party, community, taxon or other body

In a few weeks time The Grasslands Trust will be launching its membership scheme. This is a bold move for us and one that we have grappled with over the years given the increasing number of other membership based conservation … Continue reading

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Rainy Days

So…… plans for my mini meadow are not going well at all!!!  Where the weather has been so bad since my last blog, it just hasn’t been feasible to even start – and now thanks to a broken boiler I’m … Continue reading

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Gift Aid

As part of my introduction to the exciting world of Charity Finance, I thought I’d start with Gift Aid! The Gift Aid scheme applies to donations by individuals who pay UK tax. These Gift Aid donations are regarded as having … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds

Children matter to nature conservation.  Not so much, as Martin discussed last week, whether or not they are picking (or trampling on) bluebells, but whether they are out there in the woods and fields at all. There’s been a lot … Continue reading

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