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


Become a transformational leader with On Purpose's new programme

A first-of-its-kind programme aimed at tooling up CEO’s of purpose-led organisations ‘to be transformational’ has been launched by On Purpose, a social enterprise that has been developing future leaders for the social enterprise space since 2009.

“The Executive On Purpose CEO Programme is a part-time programme designed to give CEOs the time, space and support to help them achieve critical transformation in their organisation,” says On Purpose CEO Tom Rippin (pictured).

Bankers raise more than £280k for Barnardo's kids

Leaders in the banking sector marked Barnardo’s 150th anniversary by raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for some of the most vulnerable children and young people supported by the charity.

The ‘Banking on Barnardo’s’ fundraising event held at London’s iconic Merchant Taylor’s Hall was attended by more than 200 leaders from the banking industry.

The event was organised and funded by event patron and Barnardo’s supporter, William Chalmers, Co-Head of Global Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley.

Nominations open to celebrate philanthropy in the City through Beacon Awards

'Powering philanthropy' is the theme of this year's Beacon Awards that celebrate the UK’s philanthropists and the contribution they make to society.

City Bridge Trust will be sponsoring a special award for City philanthropy among the 10 categories, with nominations for the 10 Beacon Awards opening today. Nominations close on December 5th with winners announced in Spring 2017.

Foundation grant-making hits record high with families leading the way

Foundation grant-making has increased to a nominal record of £2.7bn according to a new report.

While still falling short of the pre-recession peak of £2.5bn (£2.9bn adjusted), the findings demonstrate foundations’ ongoing commitment to delivering social good despite fluctuations in voluntary (-19%) and overall (-2%) income levels. Though the £185m increase in giving by The Wellcome Foundation gave a rosy bloom to the overall figure, even discounting it there was a healthy 6% growth in grant spending. 61% of foundations saw a real increase in grantmaking,


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