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


Minister aims to connect customers with causes through their everyday purchases

Buyers of pensions, ISAs and insurance products will also be social investors under proposals announced by Civil Society Minister Rob Wilson at Lloyds of London on March 23.

As he launched QBE’s innovative Premiums 4 Good insurance product that allows customers to choose where some of their premium is invested socially and understand the impact it is making, the Minister announced a raft of measures that will put social investment in the hands of ordinary consumers and release more capital into this market.

Pledge 1% movement arrives in UK

The American movement for businesses to Pledge 1% of their equity, product and employee time for community benefit has arrived in the UK. Building a movement of corporate philanthropy the Pledge 1% campaign is dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business and integrating philanthropy into business globally.

Why millennials matter so much

Mention the word ‘millennial’ to people of a certain age and you will likely receive a puzzled look and  the question “what IS a millennial?” However, according to statistics millennials will make up the majority of the global workforce by 2025 (between 55% and 75%). That's a fantastic opportunity for both charities and businesses, if they can adapt to meet the needs of this socially-motivated generation.

UK Community Foundations announces UK wide flood appeal as £4m pours in for worst hit areas

The UK Community Foundations (UKCF) today announced a UK wide Winter Flood Recovery Appeal to support the regions affected by this winter’s devastating floods. Already In the most badly affected areas of Calderdale, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester the local community foundations have raised considerable sums of money for flood victims. Cumbria and Lancashire Community Foundations working together have raised in excess of £4m including Government match funding of £1m.


Subscribe to News