NIF makes a record £2m
AT A time when charities are struggling to meet their fundraising targets, the New Israel Fund’s UK branch has reported a £2 million income for the first time.
For 2016, donations rose by 20 per cent from £1.57 million to £1.97 million. Interest and currency changes took the total beyond £2 million. The charity says the £375,000 raised from its awards dinner last autumn was also a record, while attendance at events was up 30 per cent year-on-year.
The NIF supports religious pluralism, civic rights and social action projects for Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Adam Ognall, its UK chief executive, said that in “a year of dramatic events in Israel, many of our core issues hit the headlines, from the future of East Jerusalem to tackling poverty and housing. Our ability to have a substantive impact on Israel’s core concerns is drawing increased support from our community.”