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


ShareLab: social value in the collaborative economy

9:00 am

This free full-day event will bring together over 200 policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers to better understand how public services, civil society and the private sector can engage with, develop and harness collaborative platforms for good.


Altitude 360 and Skyloft
28th- 29th floors

Raise Your Hands 1000km marathon

8:30 am

1000km super marathon will highlight the plight of small children’s charities, raise money for them and unite runners for good - and organiser and front runner Ed Wethered, CEO of philanthropy network Raise Your Hands (RYH), wants you to join him for some or all of what he insists is the ‘fun’ journey!


Around the UK finishing in Camden


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Hot Plates Pop Up Social Dining Experience

7:00 pm

Raise your knives and forks at the latest East End pop-up dining experience and raise funds for Raise Your Hands, the crowdfunding network that engages the nexxt generation of philanthropists to support East End youth charities through its crowdfunding platform.  Hot Plates is a technologically advanced and social dining experience combining iPads and red hot metal!


84 Great Eastern Street

Enduring Ideas: The Problem of Philanthropy

6:30 pm

In the fourth lecture of our series, Dr Beth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, discusses philanthropy.


Terrace Restaurant
British Library

The Funding Network (TFN) London

6:00 pm

The Funding Network (TFN) will be kicking off the New Year with friends at Goodman Derrick. Four projects will be pitching for your support, which will be followed by a live crowdfunding session. We’ll also be showing a photography exhibition from Lensational, a project which was funded by our Youth Funding Network earlier in 2015.


Goodman Derrick
10 St Bride Street

ICAP's 23rd charity day raises £7.5m for good causes

Leading City trading firm ICAP raised £7.5m for 200 charities at their 23rd annual global charity day. The star-studded event saw celebrities and royalty, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, take to the phones to complete trading deals across the globe with 100% of ICAP's revenues and broker's commissions from the day going directly to charities.

The £7.5m raised on the day is equivalent to approximately 3% of ICAP's full year pre-tax trading profits. This brings the total amount raised, since the charity day was established in 1993, to nearly £127m.

A practical guide to adding value through non-financial support

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) have published a new report which examines the potential for funders to provide non-financial support.

The report is  targeted at the Venture Philanthrophy /Social Investment sector and plots the cost and value-add of non-financial support. It recommends the best ways of engaging your investees and grantees with non-financial support in order to accelerate their progress towards producing solid societal outcomes.


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