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Pilotlight and the Weston Charity Awards – what happens when you launch a brand new award for charities?

Gillian Murray 18 June 2014

The first year of the Weston Charity Awards, founded by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight, focussed on the North East, where the foundation’s research by Cathy Pharoah found that government spending cuts have affected …

Stars Impact Awards move into funding Latin America

Sarah Johnstone 22 November 2013

After six years of successfully offering 41 Impact Awards in countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific (not including the 2013 Award recipients, who will be announced in December) Stars Foundation has now opened …

News from China: roll-out of plan to allow CSOs to directly register, the earthquake response and other developments

3 Karla Simon 26 April 2013

Pursuant to the plan announced by the National People’s Congress (NPC) in March and the follow-up decision to create a timeline of the expected changes to be carried out by the State Council, China Daily …

Exciting trends in foundation land – the 2012 Feri Foundation Award

Michael Alberg-Seberich 16 May 2012

How to prevent obesity among teenagers? The Schtifti Foundation (Schtifti is the Swiss German word for a learner or apprentice) in Zurich, winner of the 2012 Feri Foundation Award, has developed unique answers to this …

Eyes on the prize? Should be we awarding grants or trophies?

1 Kristin Majeska and Philanthropic Intelligence 3 November 2011

It’s prime season for awarding prizes in Spain’s philanthropic world. Last month Spain’s Prince Felipe awarded the Premios Principe de Asturias to artists, athletes and scientists, and to Ashoka’s founder, Bill Drayton, in the area …