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


Splashing around in the shallows and other lessons on giving from Lord Sainsbury

‘A Better World Is Possible’ sounds a tad optimistic in light of the environmental, manmade and political disasters challenging the planet right now. It is the title of a book from businessman, politician and philanthropist David Sainsbury authored by science writer Georgina Ferry. It documents how his philanthropy has indeed impacted the world for the better.

Flying Trader raises £70k for charity from his helicopter over London

City trader and philanthropist Greg Secker piloted his self-built helicopter over London this month raising £70k to rebuild the Philippine village flattened by the 2013 Haiyan Typhoon.

The money was raised through the donation of brokerage fees from the day’s trading which made traders a 4.4% profit, as well as through the sale of tickets to visit the village when it is officially opened.

On Purpose offers a springboard to a new world-changing career

If your career lacks purpose there is a path to new meaning with On Purpose, the organisation that offers people paid placements in social organisations.

“The Associate Programme is the perfect launch-pad for your purpose-driven career. It is a one year programme that combines paid work with professional and personal development,” says Tom Rippin, CEO of On Purpose.

Big Give for Grenfell raises more than £2.6m by doubling donations

In the six weeks since the Grenfell Tragedy, The Big Give matching fund has raised over £2.6m .

The appeal offered to double public donations thanks to match funding commitments from a number of local companies and philanthropists. Significant match funders include The Cadogan Estate, Julia and Hans Rausing, Monsoon Accessorize, DMGT Plc, Reed Recruitment and The Bjorgolfsson Family amongst others 


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