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


Inspiring Philanthropy: Bella Franks

Bella Franks is part of The Hoare family philanthropic dynasty which can trace its giving back more than three centuries and whose Golden Bottle Trust donated £1m to good causes last year. Bella has become interested in her own philanthropic cause - disability - inspired by the work of her grandmother Mary Hoare who founded and ran The Lady Hoare Trust for babies affected by the drug Thalidomide in the 60’s. Bella has now started her own millennial network The Contact Collective supporting Contact A Family for families who have disabled children.

Inspiring Philanthropy: Alexandra Depledge

Alexandra Depledge is a tech entrepreneur and one of a growing movement of business leaders who have signed the Founders Pledge that has raised more than £106m for charity in 18 months. Here Alexandra explains why she signed up to philanthropy.

Why we should all rethink philanthropy...

Homeless person in a sleeping bag

A new  workshop aims to shake-up the way we approach philanthropy, turning traditional funding relationships on their head and inviting us to co-create solutions together to become experts. Cheryl Chapman reports on how a two hour social innovation hack bought homelessness home and helped her push the button on a solution


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