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Philanthropy experts announced as judges of Beacon Awards for philanthropy

The Beacon Fellowship and J.P. Morgan Private Bank have announced the judging panel for the 8th biennial Beacon Awards for Philanthropy, winners of which will be revealed on February 6th 2013 at a Mansion House awards ceremony.

The eight judges, who all have deep experience as philanthropists or in the philanthropy world, have been named as:

Wealthy young philanthropists want to bridge gap between rich and poor - new report

The next generation of wealthy young philanthropists want to use their money to bridge the gap between rich and poor, according to a major new global survey.

Nearly half (44%) of wealthy under 30s pointed to the gap between rich and poor as the biggest problem facing society today - compared with fewer than a third (28%) of the over 45s, according to the report by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which promotes charitable giving and provides financial services and social finance to not-for-profit organisations.

Government offers 50% leverage deal on donations for London's good causes

Give a pound and straight away it’ll become £1.50. Same deal if you give £100, or £1,000 or £10,000…every sum you give is immediately increased by 50% with the Community First Endowment Challenge, funded by The Office of Civil Society, available across the country and currently being heavily promoted by The London Community Foundation (LCF), a member of the UK wide Community Foundation Network. Here LCF describes more about the fund, its essential '7 Ls' , and how you can build endowments while making immediate grants...

Lloyds announces £1m programme for UK social entrepreneurs

This year 154 social entrepreneurs from across the UK will receive grants and training from the School for Social Entrepreneurs, as part of the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme, worth over £1m annually, Lloyds Banking Group announced in September.

Volunteering professionals to deliver off-the-peg impact measurement scheme to charities

A new volunteering scheme for business professionals was launched last month by the Coalition for Efficiency (CfE), in collaboration with ICAEW and Charities Finance Group.

The Practical Approach allows skilled business people to work with charities to identify and develop their impact measurement. Each project will be completed in two to three months with around 12-15 hours given to four meetings plus a further 10 hours in preparation.

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