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By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. 14 million to local charities chosen by you. At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. 3 local good causes that you choose. After checkout, you will be asked to vote for one of the national causes we are supporting. Each cause will receive a share according to the number of votes – just as we do in our branches.
Our short video explains how you have the power to make a difference, and the easiest way to get involved. National causes we are currently supporting on Waitrose. The seas surrounding the UK are some of our greatest treasures. Home to an incredible array of animals and plants, the ocean also sustains us with food and oxygen, provides inspiration, the means to earn a living, and the opportunity for adventure. At the Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading marine charity, we work to highlight the importance of the sea for everyone.
Through our projects and campaigns we show how our day to day activities can have a lasting and damaging effect on one our most precious resources – whether it’s the fish we eat, how we dispose of our rubbish, or what we do in our homes and businesses. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Beachwatch, our ground-breaking beach clean and citizen science programme, which also includes the Great British Beach Clean. Our data provides a valuable insight into the litter problems our seas and oceans are facing. In September 2017 almost 7,000 people took part in the Great British Beach Clean. Our volunteers removed 255,209 pieces of litter from 339 beaches.
On average, that makes 718 pieces of rubbish for every 100m stretch of beach we cleaned. The good news is that with your help we’ve already made great progress in helping to bring in a plastic bag charge in all the home nations, stopped microplastics in cosmetics being washed down the plug hole and getting the message out that wet wipes shouldn’t be flushed or contain plastic. In our anniversary year your support will enable us to continue our vital work to battle plastic pollution from source to sea, while working together to restore our oceans back to health. Just Enough Global runs workshops on Modern Day Slavery for primary aged children. We empower children with knowledge to protect themselves and keep others in their communities safe. The money raised will go towards rolling out more modern slavery workshops into schools educating thousands of children. To date, we have educated 46,000 children, who will grow to be the CEOs, Managers, Game-Changers of our future.
We aim to make sure children make conscious, moral decisions in regards to modern slavery and encourage a long-term culture change within their communities in their futures. We teach children the 5 signs of slavery to look out for and the relevant steps to take to report it, whilst staying safe at the same time. Even though Slavery has been banned since 1833, there are still an estimated 10,000-13,000 slaves in the UK alone. Our founder and drummer, Phil Knight, was told the story of a young girl trafficked from Moldova. Action on Hearing Loss is the charity whose vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss don’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value their hearing. We help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose, and we enable them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way. Across the UK, we support thousands of people with deafness and hearing loss through providing accurate information, welfare advocacy, talks, events and community services.
We also support individuals and families at home, at work and in residential settings to live the life they choose. To give people confronting hearing loss and tinnitus hope for the future, we fund biomedical research now. To give them control of their lives today, we work to bring them cutting edge technology, spending millions supporting cutting edge research internationally. Raising awareness and understanding of the impact of deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss is what results in action being taken.
We’re passionate about campaigning for change so that we can have true equality and there are no longer barriers to face. From access to healthcare, employment and even entertainment services, we work to ensure that people with deafness and hearing loss are empowered live the life they choose. Please give a brief outline of the work your charity does along with details of any current projects that you are seeking funding for. This should be no more than one side of A4. The Community Matters Team will then only contact you if your application is successful or if they require further details. Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand.
Rationing controls the size of the ration, which is one’s allowed portion of the resources being distributed on a particular day or at a particular time. There are many forms of rationing, and in western civilization people experience some of them in daily life without realizing it. Thus, rationing can be complementary to price controls. A reason for setting the price lower than would clear the market may be that there is a shortage, which would drive the market price very high. High prices, especially in the case of necessities, are undesirable with regard to those who cannot afford them. Traditionalist economists argue, however, that high prices act to reduce waste of the scarce resource while also providing incentive to produce more. Rationing using ration stamps is only one kind of non-price rationing.
For example, scarce products can be rationed using queues. This is seen, for example, at amusement parks, where one pays a price to get in and then need not pay any price to go on the rides. Authorities which introduce rationing often have to deal with the rationed goods being sold illegally on the black market. Rationing has been instituted during wartime for civilians.
For example, each person may be given “ration coupons” allowing him or her to purchase a certain amount of a product each month. Rationing of food and water may also become necessary during an emergency, such as a natural disaster or terror attack. Military sieges have often resulted in shortages of food and other essential consumables. In such circumstances, the rations allocated to an individual are often determined based on age, sex, race or social standing. During the Siege of Ladysmith in the early stages of the Boer War in 1900 white adults received the same food rations as soldiers while children received half that. The first modern rationing systems were brought in during the First World War. In Germany, suffering from the effects of the British blockade, a rationing system was introduced in 1914 and was steadily expanded over the following years as the situation worsened.