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


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

Minister for Civil Society launches review into full-time social action by young people

More young people should be supported to get involved in full-time social action, to develop skills, help communities and build a society that works for everyone, according to Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson who has launched an independent review to look at the challenges and benefits of young people committing to full-time social action (more than 16 hours a week).

Local Charities Day announced for December 16

On 16 December the DCMS will be leading the first ever Local Charities Day,

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP says: "We need everyone to take part. We want to highlight the small community groups and charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives and celebrate the unsung heroes working to improve their local neighbourhoods."

£50m available through #iwill fund to encourage new generation of givers

The £40m #iwill investment fund aimed at ensuring that 60% of 10 to 20 year-olds across the UK are taking part in meaningful social action by 2020, has been boosted by another £10m from match funders.

The #iwill fund is an integral part of providing high quality opportunities, available to all, to enable social action to become a part of life for young people and, it is hoped, form a lifelong habit of community engagement.


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