New Research Shows British Philanthropy is strengthening, but the needs created by the COVID-19 crisis highlight the potential for philanthropy to do more.
The Beacon Collaborative's new report explores the best way to give voice to philanthropy and how we can better understand, celebrate and promote the positive impact of philanthropy in the UK.
This letter was originally printed in the Financial Times. To add your name, email info@thinkNPC.org. Given the overwhelming scale of this crisis, the government must provide the overarching response needed. But government alone is not enough. Charities are providing critical support to help communities, and vulnerable people across society, cope. But [...]
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Barclays Private Bank commits to a partnership with The Beacon Collaborative and the Institute of Fundraising to deliver a step-change in giving Barriers to Giving, a new report released today by Barclays Private Bank, finds a ‘lack of faith’ between high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and charities is one [...]
Charity begins and ends at home for richest 1,000 The overwhelming majority of Britain’s richest 1,000 people gave away less than 1 per cent of their wealth last year as a culture of philanthropy fails to take root in the UK, new figures reveal. The Times May 13
On 16th January 2019, 100 philanthropists, sector leaders, policy makers and senior advisers met at The Charterhouse to discuss how they could work collectively to increase levels of giving and social investment in the UK. You can read our conference round up and findings here: Beacon Collaborative Conference 2019 [...]
"In the great chamber of the Charterhouse in London, some of the richest people in the UK have come to discuss the pitiful state of philanthropy in the country...." Alice Ross, FT (£) https://www.ft.com/content/681c06f4-2b92-11e9-a5ab-ff8ef2b976c7
"Most would agree (the percentage of their income wealthy people donate) is trivial compared to what they could be. Here are six ways to encourage those with wealth to donate more of it...." Forbes Jan 2019 https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverwilliams1/2019/01/18/6-ways-to-get-the-wealthy-to-donate-more-to-charity/#7c3f41911075
Philanthropy is a force that has shaped our modern society. It is scarcely possible to walk down any high street in our country without seeing the indelible mark of philanthropy in our hospitals, schools and universities, in libraries and community centres, theatres and museums, and in our religious and [...]
“A new initiative has been established to generate an extra £2bn for good causes from wealthy individuals each year” - Third Sector July 2018
“Philanthropists across the UK are coming together in an attempt to change the nation’s culture of giving, as research that shows that the ultra-wealthy often donate very little even as their numbers and levels of wealth have shot up in recent years” - Financial Times, July 2018 (paywall)