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


Inaugural event for City Funding Network raises £27,000 in an hour

The City Funding Network raised more than £27,000 in less than an hour for three charities at its launch event on July 23rdat Warner Bros screening theatre in the West End.

The Network aims to provide exciting opportunities for young City professionals to socialise and network around philanthropic opportunities.

New diaspora City Philanthropy Club promotes diversity

A City-based Philanthropy Club is incubating a new generation of diaspora philanthropists by providing them with social and networking opportunities where they connect with impactful causes from their home countries.

The Philanthropy Club aims to simultaneously serve as a ‘new gen philanthropist incubator and a new gen charity accelerator’ as well as build diversity in philanthropy, explains its co-founder Afzaal Mauthoor.

Philanthropy and career a ‘double helix’

How philanthropy can enhance a career was the topic under discussion at the Experiencing Engaging Philanthropy Network event hosted by The Bulldog Trust at its beautiful Victorian Mansion home at Temple Place London on Monday June 26th.

Philanthropist Marcelle Speller, founder of Localgiving.com in conversation with Michael Harris, co-founder of Young Philanthropy , examined the ‘selfless gain’ of philanthropy and how it can work alongside a career.

Call for City firms to help Cabinet Office research into ‘windfall’ giving

‘Windfall Giving’ or ‘giving when you win’ is a newly-identified theory of philanthropy being tested by the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) that could ‘move the needle’ on giving.

Based on just-published pilot research1carried out at Bristol University, evidence shows that giving, like comedy, can be all about timing – people are three times as likely to give  if they are asked before they receive a windfall than when asked after.

Payroll Giving Quality Mark

The Payroll Giving Quality Mark, launched in January 2006 recognises and rewards organisations for making Payroll Giving available to their staff. The Quality Mark Awards symbolise excellence, recognising employers that are making a difference through Payroll Giving, benefitting good causes and employees alike. Achieving an Award is a great news story for organisations,

The Quality Mark aims to increase participation in Payroll Giving which provides UK charities with a sustainable income stream.

Civil servants join Young Philanthropy movement

The beginning of a philanthropic movement within the heart of Whitehall was set in motion on Tuesday June 26th with the high profile launch of the Cabinet Office Young Philanthropy Syndicate by Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd.

At the breakfast event Sir Victor Blank, former Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, reflected on his own philanthropy and time in The City, and called on government and the City to create a climate for giving and to show leadership.

Young professionals in US committed to philanthropy

Seventy five per cent of 20-35 year old professionals, or millenials, in the US gave to charity in 2011, according to new research based on a survey of 6,500 participants conducted by Achieve and Johnson Grossnickle Associates (JGA).

FSA chief executive donates £144k bonus to art therapy charity

Financial Services Authority (FSA) outgoing chief executive Hector Sants has donated his £143,750 bonus to Oxford-based charity The Art Room, of which HRH The Duchess of Cambridge became the patron in January. The charity offers art as therapy to young people aged five to 16 to raise self esteem, confidence and independence.

Sants received the performance-related bonus for the 15 months leading up to the end of March this year. He requested that the FSA pay the sum to The Art Room through the Workplace Giving UK scheme as he steps down from the helm of the FSA after five years.

Enjoy a GOOD night out!

City Funding Network

The launch of the City Funding Network on July 23 was a great success raising more than £27,000 in under an hour. More than 80 guests also enjoyed an exclusinve showing of Batman, The Dark Knight Rises and a chance to hold the Olympic Torch. We will be holding another exclusive 'good night out' in Autumn.



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