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


Find out about the awards that recognise outstanding individual and corporate philanthropy.

Beacon Awards

The Beacon Awards seek to identify and celebrate new approaches and outstanding examples of philanthropy. The aim is to promote giving which will make a sustainable difference and bring about positive change. The philanthropists of today are as diverse as the causes they support, and the City of London Corporation is proud to play a part in the development of a wider engagement with philanthropic practice.

City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity, is sponsoring the Beacon Award for City Philanthropy.

Find out more here: http://beaconawards.org.uk

The Corporate Engagement Awards

The Corporate Engagement Awards celebrate pioneering partnerships, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility programmes. The awards recognise and honour the achievements of companies and agencies who have successfully worked with a range of companies, including charities, arts organisations, NGOs and not-for-profits in order to promote their corporate brand and improve their reputation.

First held in 2011 this has become a benchmark awards event celebrating corporate partnerships that yield world-class mutually beneficial relationships. The next event will be held in September 2015.

FN Extra Mile 40

Financial News, the trade newspaper for the City's financial services sector published it's inaugural Extra Mile 40 list in 2014, recognising the achievement of financial employees who have made the biggest contribution to good causes, not just in terms of money, but also in terms of time and innovation.

The list celebrates the true heroes of finance and recognises the generosity, selflessness and goodwill of individuals. To read the full lists visit The Financial News.

For more information, see our news piece on the FN Extra Mile 40.

The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards

The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards serve to recognise community engagement in London. The awards have been held annually since they were first established in 1987, by the then Lord Mayor Sir David Rowe-Hame. Candidates come from a variety of companies and public bodies throughout greater London and are judged by a panel of experts lead by the Lord Mayor.

Small and medium sized enterprises are shortlisted alongside financial and law firms, restaurant businesses and community organisations, tackling everything from youth unemployment, obesity and homelessness to ‘Neets‘ (those not in education, employment or training).

The winners are announced at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards ceremony held at Mansion House.