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


Charity Chooser - Our Charity Chooser is a resource designed to provide a list of charitable organisations working to benefit the inhabitants of Greater London. We hope that this database will provide a way for individual donors or networks, who are inspired to give, to find and connect with charitable organisations working in London. The list can be filtered based on type of organisation, programme area and location. The list will be updated periodically to reflect the latest grants given by City Bridge Trust.

GoProBono is a new digital tool for charities, businesses and individuals looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities – a growing sector trend.

The skill sharing super hub aims to boost access to and raises awareness of skilled volunteering opportunities and for the first time brings together more than 70 volunteering brokers ion one searchable platform. Now charities and skilled volunteers can access thousands of skill sharing opportunities across London and the UK from one place whether they are looking to engage or donate pro bono.

London's poverty profile has been created by the Trust for London, in collaboration with independent think tank New Policy Institute. It is an independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital. It uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the boroughs of London.

Visit http://www.londonspovertyprofile.org.uk/ to find out more.

Charity Choice is a place where charities, donors, volunteers and fundraisers can come together to help the many charities in the UK in a variety of ways. Through Charity Choice you can choose how you give and which charity you give to. We provide information on over 160,000 registered charities. This includes all charities registered in England and Wales.

So, whether you are looking to donate to your favourite charity, volunteer your time or specialist skills, give your unwanted goods or leave a gift in your will, Charity Choice is a good place to start.

Visit http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/ to find out more.

Vital Signs are reports that are produced annually by local community foundations across the country. They act as guides to local charitable giving by measuring social trends and issues. They pull together existing research and combine this with a community consultation, to gain a full picture of the issues faced by a community. 

In 2015 12 community foundations from across the UK published Vital Signs reports - click here to see the full list of 2015 Vital Signs reports. The East End Community Foundation published their second Vital Signs Report. The East End (Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham) recevied the worst possible grade for five of the 10 social themes - Fairness, Housing & Homelessness, Safety, Strong Communities and Work. To read the full report visit the East End Community Foundation.

City University LondonCentre for Charity Effectiveness  Intellectual leadership: developing talent, enhancing performance for the nonprofit sector. Cass CCE has just launched a brand new guide as part of its Tools for Success pack. The new guide helps to understand social investment and how you can use it in your funding mix to deliver sustainability and impact.The guide also includes a diagnostic tool that you can use to think about social investment. Download the guide



Lime Green Consulting has produced a series of free resources providing helpful advice on fundraising strategy, events management and individual giving. Helpful for creating a donor stratergy and tips on fundraising. To access simply sign up to their mailing list here to download the helpsheets.