Birmingham Site Management Agreement for face-to-face fundraising starts

first_img  77 total views,  1 views today “Charities rely on the generosity and support of the public, and this latest Site Management Agreement shows that strong-self regulation can ensure that fundraising can continue in a way that is in everyone’s interests.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: face-to-face Law / policy Midlands A new street fundraising Site Management Agreement (SMA) with Birmingham City Council will come into effect today, to help improve fundraising practice in the major city’s centre. The agreement with the Public Fundraising Association will run at first for three months.The voluntary agreement between charities, Birmingham City Council and the Public Fundraising Association will manage when, where and how many fundraisers can operate in the city centre.For example, there will be no fundraising on the weekend and the total number of fundraisers in the city centre will be limited to 12, spread over three sites at any one time.  A programme of mystery shopping and financial penalties for rule breaches will back up the agreement.There are now 116 Site Management Agreements across the UK. The PFRA says that there has been a “significant fall” in complaints in these areas. Nearly 90% of councils which had introduced one would, according to the self-regulatory body, recommend the approach to other councils.Councillor Barbara Dring, Chair of Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, said:“This three-month trial agreement with the PFRA will enable charities to continue to fundraise – albeit with fewer fundraising teams – without detracting from other activities in the city centre, and it is hoped that by working together a longer-term agreement can be reached.“We recognise the need for charities to engage face-to-face with potential donors, to enable their good work to continue, but it has to be balanced with the feelings of the public and retailers.”The PFRA’s Chief Executive Peter Hills-Jones, added: Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 July 2016 | News Birmingham Site Management Agreement for face-to-face fundraising starts  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.last_img read more

St Kitts launch Unity Housing Solution Program

first_imgUnity Housing Program St Kitts and Nevis Human Settlements Minister, Eugene Hamilton, has outlined a road map for the Unity Housing Solutions Program during a launch ceremony recently.Some houses will be built on land that has been assigned for the Unity Housing Solutions Program.  Under the program, houses will also be constructed for people who have land but need assistance to build.“We have decided at the Cabinet level to accept the proposal by those who are doing the planning that in the first six months we will be building clusters.  In other words, we will be building in areas of tens and twenties all around the country.  In the period following and up to 18 months, we will accommodate individuals on land, which is allocated across the country…Following the clusters, we will be doing individual units,” Hamilton said.The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board has provided a $50 million loan to the Federal Government for housing development in St. Kitts via the National Housing Corporation (NHC).The Unity Housing Solutions Program will see the National Housing Corporation supervise the construction of 300 homes throughout St. Kitts.  The affordable homes will have bigger bedrooms and bathrooms than houses built under previous NHC programs.“The areas have been identified as Taylor’s, Wellington Road, Pine Gardens [Shadwell], LaGuerite [Buckley’s], the Abbotts Extension [West Farm], Green Acres [Half Way Tree], Westin Meadows [Half Way Tree], Taoyuan Heights [Challengers], Stadium View [Sandy Point], Crab Hill [Sandy Point], Rawlins [St. Paul’s], Saddler’s Park, Lavington [Saddler’s area], Ottley’s, Sea Breeze Manor [Ottley’s/Lodge], Upper Stone Castle [Tabernacle], Estridge [Mansion area], Conaree, Key’s, Stapleton [St. Peter’s], and Cunningham Heights [Cayon]. We will be building in all of these areas in accordance with the needs of the people living there,” he said.last_img read more