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.

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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.

Views sought on City Bridge Trust's £100m grant-making strategy

Your views are invited on how The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust will grant £100m to London and Londoners over five years from 2018.

City Bridge Trust’s newly-published five year draft strategy delivers a vision to ‘Bridge Divides’ and is available to read here.

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

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