Tagged with: Funding trusts and foundations About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 1,149 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Lloyds Banking Group guarantees £25.5m donation to its charitable foundations in 2021 Lloyds Banking Group is guaranteeing a £25.5 million annual donation to its four independent charitable foundations in 2021, to help provide greater certainty and reassurance for small charities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The early funding commitment for 2021 replicates the commitment of £25.5 million for 2020, and will help its foundations continue to support over 3,000 small charities.The Lloyd Bank Foundation for England and Wales, the Bank of Scotland Foundation for Scotland, the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands operate as independent charitable foundations funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group.Fiona Cannon, Managing Director Group Sustainable Business said:“Our four independent charitable Foundations provide vital support to small charities across the UK and Channel Islands every year, and Lloyds Banking Group is proud to have funded them for almost 35 years. The support they provide local communities has never been needed more, so to ensure that they can continue their vital work, we have guaranteed that they will receive the same £25.5m funding in 2021 that they have received this year. We hope that this certainty will allow them to focus fully on continuing to support local charities and help Britain recover.”Since 2014, Lloyds Banking Group has donated over £100 million to charities across the UK and Channel Islands through the foundations.Lloyds Banking Group also offers practical support, including sharing skills, experience and knowledge with charities. Colleague support is currently being delivered through virtual volunteering and mentoring programmes, sharing digital resources and webinars through the Lloyds Bank digital academy. Advertisement Melanie May | 18 June 2020 | News 1,148 total views, 2 views today
24 May 2016According to Google, there’ll be half a billion internet users in Africa by 2020. It sees this as a great opportunity for African businesses and digital entrepreneurs, but they’ve identified a gap in digital skills.“To help close this knowledge gap, Google is pledging to train 1 million young people in Africa in digital skills in the next year, as part of our contribution to growing Africa’s digital economy,” Bunmi Banjo, Google Africa marketer and digital education lead, writes on the company’s blog.Google is working with its partner, Livity Africa, in two training programmes: Digify Bytes, aimed at helping young people develop a digital career, and Digify Pro, a three-month immersion programme to develop digital specialists for jobs in companies or digital agencies.In April, Google launched the Digify Africa portal – an online learning platform housing a range of digital skills tutorials and courses. “Available to anyone in Africa, it’s been designed to be as ‘light’ as possible to help people manage data usage,” Banjo says.What is content, what is marketing? What is all of this to you? pic.twitter.com/sDQk7wexj4— Digify Africa (@DigifyAfrica) May 7, 2016Find out more about Digify Africa:Success storiesWhen Chebet Mutai from Nairobi, Kenya attended Google’s “Women, Technology and Entrepreneurship” event in 2012, it persuaded her to quit her day job at a bank and follow her dream of opening up a business in fashion.Mutai used her own savings to buy two sewing machines, rent a workshop, and started her company called Wazawazi, an amalgamation of two Swahili words meaning “open-mindedness”.Today, Mutai has 12 employees, and exports her leather bags and accessories across the world.See what else people gained from the course:The best decision @SifisoBhengu_ made was joining #DigifyPRO. We had a chat w/him on his reflections on the course. https://t.co/gWDot5HKVY— Digify Africa (@DigifyAfrica) May 18, 2016It’s happening nowGoogle said the internet is able to offer a huge platform to start new businesses or expand existing establishments. “We’re committed to helping Africans make the most of the digital revolution.“The internet is a growth engine, and it’s for everyone. There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Africa.” Source: Google Africa
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chef Drew Patterson of the Wexner Medical Center took top honors at the Ohio Pork Council’s Taste of Elegance Chefs Competition and Legislative Reception on February 9 at the Doubletree in Columbus, earning the coveted Chef Par Excellence award.Chef Brian Dematteo of the Refectory Restaurant and Bistro in Columbus was named Superior Chef while Matthew Langstaff of Prohibition Gastro Lounge in Powell was selected Premier Chef. Langstaff also earned the People’s Choice Award.This year each of the three chefs prepared an appetizer and entrée featuring pork. Judging the event were Chef Alfonso Contrisciani, CMC, Executive Chef, Culinary Operations, Hocking College; Chef Hubert Seifert SPAGIO Restaurant and Wine Lounge and Aubergine Private Dinner Club; and Chef Melissa Meola, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and 2015 Chef Par Excellence.In keeping with the tradition, A Taste of Elegance’s evening began with guests receiving white gloves and a pork chop. After sampling assorted cheeses and appetizers, they were invited to taste samples from each of the chef’s menu. Additionally, a selection of Ohio wines was offered by Ohio Grape Industries.The evening provides a unique opportunity for Ohio farmers to mingle with chefs who have prepared the fruit of their efforts — pork — in unique and exciting ways. Although many farmers have spent their lives raising pigs, few have had the opportunity to dine on what may be considered culinary delicacies, like tail or cheek.Pork chops, as well as the pork used by each of the chefs, was donated by the J.H. Routh Packing Company in Sandusky.Event sponsors included Ohio Pork Council, American Culinary Federation, Ohio Soybean Council, The J. H. Routh Packing Company, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, United Producers, Zoetis and Ohio Grape Industries.