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

The role of philanthropy in building London's civic identity

8:00 am

This event hosted by City Bridge Trust and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) takes an in-depth look at philanthropy and the role it can play in bolstering identity, pride and investment in London.

It is widely recognised that many areas of the UK have been suffering economically as the traditional industries which fuelled their growth have declined. Policy makers have increasingly looked to initiatives such as devolution to provide answers to this problem, but one element that has been noticeably absent from many of the political discussions is philanthropy, and the role it can play in driving local investment into towns and cities, including London.

We believe that the time is ripe to create a renewed culture of civic philanthropy – encouraging local investment which can support urban infrastructure, reignite cities and revitalise our communities. But how do we usher in this new age of civic philanthropy, and what could such investment be used for? This event will ask these questions and more, focusing on the important role that philanthropy can play in helping to reinvigorate London's communities, develop a sense of pride, fund vital inner-city infrastructure, and prepare the city for the challenges of the future.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Welcome: Catherine McGuinness, Chair, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

- Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy, Charities Aid Foundation

- Kristina Glenn, Director, Islington Giving

- Matthew Bowcock, CBE, trustee of the Hazelhurst Trust and Chair of the Philanthropy Collaborative

This event will be of interest to those who work in civil society, or who have an interest in the growth and development of London. Topics covered will include funding, planning, civic identity and much more. 

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