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


Social Finance made simple with launch of website

Good Finance, a website and collaborative project to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment, has launched after a year of research and co-design with the sector.

The new site addresses a commonly identified problem from organisations – that social investment is ofte confusing and complex to understand, with there being too little information available about how and where to access it. 

City Philanthropy becomes part of the City of London Corporation

We are delighted to announce that the City Philanthropy project, launched in 2012 with the aim of encouraging philanthropy in the Square Mile and Canary Wharf and positioning London as a global centre for philanthropy, will have a new home.

From April City Philanthropy  will be based within the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust. This will enable the work of the project to be more deeply embedded in the broader giving and encouraging philanthropy strategy of the City of London Corporation.

City givers and world icons shortlisted for UK's 'philanthropy Oscars'

Three inspirational city philanthropists are in the running for a top award as the shortlist was revealed today for the 2017 Beacon Awards – the UK’s philanthropy ‘Oscars’ - which also includes fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood, actor, model and entrepreneur Lily Cole and sporting stars Dame Kelly Holmes,  Amir Khan and the Brownlee brothers.

Views sought on City Bridge Trust's £100m grant-making strategy

Your views are invited on how The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust will grant £100m to London and Londoners over five years from 2018.

City Bridge Trust’s newly-published five year draft strategy delivers a vision to ‘Bridge Divides’ and is available to read here.


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