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


Call for City firms to help Cabinet Office research into ‘windfall’ giving

‘Windfall Giving’ or ‘giving when you win’ is a newly-identified theory of philanthropy being tested by the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) that could ‘move the needle’ on giving.

Based on just-published pilot research1carried out at Bristol University, evidence shows that giving, like comedy, can be all about timing – people are three times as likely to give  if they are asked before they receive a windfall than when asked after.

Payroll Giving Quality Mark

The Payroll Giving Quality Mark, launched in January 2006 recognises and rewards organisations for making Payroll Giving available to their staff. The Quality Mark Awards symbolise excellence, recognising employers that are making a difference through Payroll Giving, benefitting good causes and employees alike. Achieving an Award is a great news story for organisations,

The Quality Mark aims to increase participation in Payroll Giving which provides UK charities with a sustainable income stream.

Civil servants join Young Philanthropy movement

The beginning of a philanthropic movement within the heart of Whitehall was set in motion on Tuesday June 26th with the high profile launch of the Cabinet Office Young Philanthropy Syndicate by Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd.

At the breakfast event Sir Victor Blank, former Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, reflected on his own philanthropy and time in The City, and called on government and the City to create a climate for giving and to show leadership.

Young professionals in US committed to philanthropy

Seventy five per cent of 20-35 year old professionals, or millenials, in the US gave to charity in 2011, according to new research based on a survey of 6,500 participants conducted by Achieve and Johnson Grossnickle Associates (JGA).

FSA chief executive donates £144k bonus to art therapy charity

Financial Services Authority (FSA) outgoing chief executive Hector Sants has donated his £143,750 bonus to Oxford-based charity The Art Room, of which HRH The Duchess of Cambridge became the patron in January. The charity offers art as therapy to young people aged five to 16 to raise self esteem, confidence and independence.

Sants received the performance-related bonus for the 15 months leading up to the end of March this year. He requested that the FSA pay the sum to The Art Room through the Workplace Giving UK scheme as he steps down from the helm of the FSA after five years.

Enjoy a GOOD night out!

City Funding Network

The launch of the City Funding Network on July 23 was a great success raising more than £27,000 in under an hour. More than 80 guests also enjoyed an exclusinve showing of Batman, The Dark Knight Rises and a chance to hold the Olympic Torch. We will be holding another exclusive 'good night out' in Autumn.


Gain boardroom experience as a charity trustee

Almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board, according to a report, which aims to inspire people to give their time to charities in this way. “New, committed trustees are much needed, particularly in difficult economic times when charities are under enormous pressure,” says Clare Yeowart co-author of The benefits of trusteeship, published by New Philanthropy Capital.

More City philanthropy is aim of new campaign

A campaign to encourage more philanthropy among workers in the City of London and Canary Wharf by highlighting the opportunities that come with giving launches at a celebratory event at Mansion House on July 2nd.

Can philanthropy boost your career?

Two philanthropists at different stages of their giving journey will discuss whether philanthropy can boost a career at an event organised as part of the Engaging Experience Philanthropy Network (EEPN) programme being held in the historic and beautifully crafted oak-panelled surroundings of Temple Place on June 26th.


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