Philanthropy is a force that has shaped our modern society. It is scarcely possible to walk down any high street in our country without seeing the indelible mark of philanthropy in our hospitals, schools and universities, in libraries and community centres, theatres and museums, and in our religious and charitable institutions.

As wealth holders, we want to build on this history and are seeking to encourage our peers to increase our annual charitable giving collectively by £2 billion. To achieve our goal will take many actions by many people. We will do more this year, in the causes we support and by encouraging others in their philanthropy. Sign our manifesto to show your support.