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‘We support writers and artists to ensure a rich cultural heritage for future generations’

Philanthropists Sam and Rosie Berwick support emerging writers from under-represented low-income backgrounds via an early careers bursary programme.

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We’re making good progress — but what should come next?

Beacon’s work over the last five years has brought different parts of the philanthropy sector together to work on growing giving and to try to find sector-based solutions. We launched in 2019 with a workplan which is now complete. So the question we have been asking ourselves at Beacon is, what next?

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Beacon co-founder Cath Dovey awarded a CBE in New Year Honours List 2024

We’re delighted that Beacon co-founder Cath Dovey has been awarded a CBE for services to philanthropy, women and girls, the arts and the economy, in the 2024 New Years Honours List. Here Cath writes about the motivations that have guided and shaped her career.

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Raising the stakes — researching the scale and potential of high net worth philanthropy

A new scoping study suggests that total giving by the HNW and UHNW population in the UK could be worth around £7.76 billion, and possibly much more. This figure is largely missing from current estimates of giving in the UK.

Iris Brilliant

Cultivating Generosity: The money coach: Shifting your wealth from worry to wellbeing

Iris Brilliant is an anti-capitalist money coach who helps wealthy people address any shame and anxiety they may have about their money.

What are Donor Advisory Boards and how can they improve your giving?

A Donor Advisory Board is a new structure that brings others into giving decisions — for example experts and family members.

The Philanthropy Ecosystem: Donor educators

Educator Derek Bardowell creates learning experiences for donors and foundations to interrogate their wealth, unlearn harmful practices and develop reparative approaches to philanthropy.

Foundation Practice Rating: philanthropy and public accountability

The Foundation Practice Rating tracks the performance of 100 UK foundations according to their efforts on transparency, accountability and diversity.

Rosemary Macdonald

The Philanthropy Ecosystem: Giving vehicle providers

Giving vehicles support philanthropists and donors to ring-fence their money for charitable purposes and help manage its distribution and the involvement of family members.