The British Film Institute, the charity chaired by the former BBC chief Greg Dyke, is to take over the UK Film Council's role handing out lottery funds to film makers.
High street retailers are still short-changing buyers of charity Christmas cards, using them to boost sales but passing on little to good causes, according to a report by the Charities Advisory Trust this week.
Three quarters of a million people are supporting Beatbullying’s campaign for a new law against bullying over the internet and in schools.
Schools that employ high-flying graduate teachers through the government-backed educational charity Teach First see improved exam results, research by Manchester University has suggested.
The oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley is among the stars taking part in a one-off theatre performance of The Children’s Monologues at London's Old Vic for Dramatic Need, the arts charity set up by the film director Danny Boyle working with young people in Rwanda and South Africa.
The TV presenter Myleene Klass has launched a new Make A Wish Foundation campaign for sick children, which aims to raise £5m every year.