Category Archives: Non Profit

Non Profit Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Adventurers complete expedition of a lifetime to raise fund for cancer charity

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two young adventurers have just completed the expedition of a lifetime, walking from the UK to Nepal to raise £11,000 for the Annie’s Challenge charity. Henry Dunham, a University of East Anglia (UEA) graduate from Framlingham, … Read the full press release

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … Read the full press release

Hemophilia Awareness Month: Save One Life is dedicated to helping children with hemophilia worldwide

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and April 17 is International Hemophilia Day LUXEMBOURG, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hemophilia is a devastating inherited blood disorder that can still cause severe pain, crippling and even death, when untreated. Hemophilia patients in developed … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

LINKS Foundation

An institution aimed at fostering the growth of the local ecosystem enhancing the skills of the Area TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research … Read the full press release

Mosque and education center in Leeds investigated for trustees’ mismanagement of charity funds

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’) investigated Al-Hassan Education Centre (1078159), a mosque and education centre based in Leeds after it repeatedly failed to file its accounts – see endnote 1. The Commission concluded that the trustees … Read the full press release

Wellcome commits $100m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launches on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. … Read the full press release

Report: commitment to Ebola vaccine development must continue

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A panel of international experts has called for continued commitment to Ebola vaccine development to fully prepare for the next outbreak. The Ebola vaccine developed during the West African epidemic is the first to be shown … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti initiates high level discussions with private philanthropic organisations in United States

Sir Suma Chakrabarti has meetings in Washington and New York LONDON, 12-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, has concluded a visit to the United States to initiate high level discussions … Read the full press release

National Grid Hinckley’s Sue honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children

Fun and games in the maths class Pioneering numeracy scheme helps pupils                                                          … Read the full press release

Foundation Scotland: We have taken the difficult decision to close the Caledonian Challenge

GLASGOW, 22-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Thank you for supporting the Caledonian Challenge making it one of the most successful outdoor endurance events in Scotland. In recent years we have seen a marked decline in participants with decreasing fundraising income. Subsequently, we … Read the full press release

Weihnachtskisten: Mitarbeiter von ASEAG, E.V.A., regio iT und STAWAG sammeln für Aachener Tafel

SIMMERATH, 20-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Viele Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter im E.V.A.-Konzern engagieren sich ehrenamtlich im Privaten. Dies war Grund, weshalb aus den Konzern-Belegschaften der Wunsch entstand, eine gemeinsame Aktion zugunsten sozial benachteiligter Menschen in dieser Stadt umzusetzen. So sammelten die Mitarbeiterinnen … Read the full press release

Egis and R20 to create pre-investment fund specializing in sustainable waste management and the development of Waste-to-Energy projects

PARIS, 19-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday December 14th in Paris, an agreement was signed between Egis, an international consulting and engineering group and subsidiary of French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), and R20, an international non-profit organization working to … Read the full press release

RBS: Coutts Million Pound Donors Report: 19% increase in the number of donations in UK vs previous year

Charitable donations worth more than £1m are at their highest level since 2008 after £1.83bn was donated through 355 gifts to charitable causes or foundations in 2015, according to the latest Coutts Report which launched this week. LONDON, 09-Dec-2016 — … Read the full press release

RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund: £2.5m in grants to community projects across UK and Ireland given away last year

Last year RBS gave away £2.5m in grants to community projects across the UK and Ireland through their newly launched Skills & Opportunities Fund. This year support for grassroots organisations continues with a further £2.5m and as the second round … Read the full press release

G4S to support thousands of primary schools in Kenya

LONDON, 28-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ambitious plans to boost IT literacy in Kenya by supplying thousands of primary schools with brand-new laptops are being supported by G4S. The Kenyan government has pledged to provide 22,000 schools across 47 counties with the … Read the full press release

Wiener Linien: Ströck-Weihnachtsbim für MOKI-Wien unterwegs, 26 November – 18 Dezember

Alle Jahre wieder! Von 26. November bis inklusive 18. Dezember ist die traditionelle Ströck-Weihnachtsbim an den Adventwochenenden und am 8. Dezember wieder für die gute Sache unterwegs. Der Ticketerlös kommt heuer der MOKI-Wien, der Mobilen Kinderkrankenpflege, zugute. Die Weihnachtsbim der … Read the full press release

University of Dundee students and Scottish rugby legend Scott Hastings to raise awareness of mouth cancer

DUNDEE, 17-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Dental students from the University of Dundee have teamed up with Scottish rugby legend Scott Hastings and oral health experts in a bid to raise awareness of mouth cancer. Hastings, patron of the charity Let’s Talk … Read the full press release

The University of Dundee is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner

DUNDEE, 17-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorationswinner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will enable a unique collaboration bringing together expertise at Dundee in … Read the full press release

Royal Philips announces #BreatheBoldly social initiative on World COPD Day

Philips joins COPD Foundation and family of late Leonard Nimoy in asking the world to #BreatheBoldly on social media to raise COPD awareness AMSTERDAM, 16-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On World COPD Day, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is proud … Read the full press release

Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards: Seven international researchers to receive awards valued at up to €1.65 million each

BONN, 11-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Seven international researchers to receive awards valued at up to €1.65 million each. The young researchers will conduct research in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg, Jena, Mainz, Potsdam and Regensburg in the coming years. This year, a total of … Read the full press release

Borealis Social Fund to support leading social organisations in the UAE

VIENNA, 07-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces a new round of support to leading social organisations in the UAE. Support will be made available through the … Read the full press release

H&M Foundation launches campaign to provide school supplies for refugee children

Refugee children will benefit from school supplies under a global campaign launched today by non-profit H&M Foundation in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. STOCKHOLM, 03-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — For every H&M gift card sold from 3 November until 31 … Read the full press release

Outdoor endurance event Caledonian Challenge set to close

GLASGOW, 01-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Thank you for supporting the Caledonian Challenge making it one of the most successful outdoor endurance events in Scotland. In recent years we have seen a marked decline in participants with decreasing fundraising income. Subsequently, we have … Read the full press release

Foundation Scotland: Langhope Rig Community Fund now accepts applications

GLASGOW, 01-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Community groups running projects and services within the community council areas of Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem and Borthwick Water & Upper Teviotdale can at last apply for grants again from the Langhope Rig … Read the full press release

Shire unveils powerful spoken word video to raise awareness of some of the issues many adults with ADHD face

Spoken word performer communicates plight of adults with ADHD who remain overlooked and unsupported. ZUG, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — To mark ADHD Awareness Month, Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) has today launched a powerful spoken word video to communicate the … Read the full press release

2016 Philip Leverhulme Prizes winners announced

LONDON, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder … Read the full press release

Mack Trucks with pink Mack® Pinnacle™ axle back model during breast cancer awareness month

Demonstrating its support for raising breast cancer awareness, Mack Trucks is showcasing a pink Mack® Pinnacle™ axle back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters throughout the month of October. The truck is on display in conjunction with National Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

Voting for the 2nd round of the 2016 Skills & Opportunities Fund open: 21 Oct – 4 Nov, 2016

The public vote to decide which organisations will be awarded money from the second round of the Skills and Opportunities Fund in 2016 is now open. EDINBURGH, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Voting for the second round of the 2016 Skills & … Read the full press release

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted SEK 94 million to three research projects at Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted over SEK 94 million to three research projects in medicine and natural sciences at Umeå University. The projects are led by researchers Maria Fällman, Jan Karlsson and … Read the full press release