We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity


Charities need to embrace their power and take charge, says report from NPC

While some charities are adapting to a new normal characterised by funding cuts and greater need, others are lagging behind and need to take charge, says a new report from charity think tank and consultancy NPC.

Charities taking charge: Transforming to face a changing world presents original qualitative and quantitative data from in-depth interviews, roundtable discussions and a survey of 300 charity leaders as part of NPC's State of the Sector research programme.

UK's first academic course for philanthropy advisors opens as demand for advice grows

Philanthropists are increasingly seeking professional advice to support their giving. Research finds that over a quarter (28%) of all wealthy donors have sought professional guidance, rising to almost 4 in 10 (38%) amongst the younger and newer philanthropists, as the book Richer Lives, Why Rich People Give  by Dr Beth Breeze and Theresa Lloyd reveals.

But who is giving this advice, and what knowledge base do they draw on?

Social Finance made simple with launch of website

Good Finance, a website and collaborative project to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment, has launched after a year of research and co-design with the sector.

The new site addresses a commonly identified problem from organisations – that social investment is ofte confusing and complex to understand, with there being too little information available about how and where to access it. 

City Philanthropy becomes part of the City of London Corporation

We are delighted to announce that the City Philanthropy project, launched in 2012 with the aim of encouraging philanthropy in the Square Mile and Canary Wharf and positioning London as a global centre for philanthropy, will have a new home.

From April City Philanthropy  will be based within the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust. This will enable the work of the project to be more deeply embedded in the broader giving and encouraging philanthropy strategy of the City of London Corporation.

City givers and world icons shortlisted for UK's 'philanthropy Oscars'

Three inspirational city philanthropists are in the running for a top award as the shortlist was revealed today for the 2017 Beacon Awards – the UK’s philanthropy ‘Oscars’ - which also includes fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood, actor, model and entrepreneur Lily Cole and sporting stars Dame Kelly Holmes,  Amir Khan and the Brownlee brothers.


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