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


HRH Princess Beatrice invites funders to join her in finding solutions to communications gap among young people

A group of next generation ‘philanthropy royalty’ is looking for philanthropists to join them in their entrepreneurial, results-based approach to making change. HRH Princess Beatrice is leading an initiative raising a fund to promote and develop oracy - the ability to communicate through the spoken word – among UK kids to make a big impact on their life chances.

The vision belongs to Big Change, a charity founded by Princess Beatrice along with Sam and Holly Branson, looking to transform the way they support the next generation.

Money and marketing on offer to small charities

Two new sources of support to build capacity in charities have been announced.The CAF Resilience fund offers help to smaller charitable organisations to strengthen their long term health and The Media Trust is offering 25 women's charities marketing and communications advice from top professionals.

New paper offers framework to measure impact of networks

A move towards collaboration by funders has led to a rise in networks. In a new paper from Aleron, a social impact consulting firm, and Sinzer, that offers software for measuring impact, the benefit of networks and how to measure their impact is under focus

Minister for Civil Society launches review into full-time social action by young people

More young people should be supported to get involved in full-time social action, to develop skills, help communities and build a society that works for everyone, according to Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson who has launched an independent review to look at the challenges and benefits of young people committing to full-time social action (more than 16 hours a week).


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