Lisa Rose

BSC and Schroders Offer Impact Investment to Retail Investors

Working with Big Society Capital, Schroders has launched a listed Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust to bring impact investment to ordinary investors. The fund uses a diversified Social Impact Investment strategy to deliver a positive social outcome with a financial return. Its principal investments will be in high impact housing, debt for social enterprises and public/private social outcomes contracts. 

Lisa Rose

Environmental Funders Network Showcase Stories of Successful Funding Initiatives

The Environmental Funders Network have released an illustrated booklet of case studies to showcase pathways into environmental funding.   The 27 stories of network members, including individuals and trust and foundations, demonstrate the transformative potential of philanthropy.  This work not only showcases pathways to new and increasing philanthropy for those that wish to support environmental causes but also offers valuable insights into all philanthropic efforts and best practice in giving.

Lisa Rose

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society launches an ambitious programme of research into how we can unleash the potential of civil society

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society aims to research the ways in which civil society can

“harness and enhance the powerful community bonds that exist in our nation”.

The commission will investigate how the the public, private and social sectors can work together for systemic, positive societal goals.   It will be run by Pro Bono Economics and has been made possible with a philanthropic donation from the Law Family Charitable Foundation.

Helen Bowcock

WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY DO WE WANT TO BUILD? ONE WHICH OPENS UP TO PHILANTHROPY AND ALLOWS PEOPLE TO BE GENEROUS

The COVID crisis should provide evidence of why philanthropy matters and why we need to take it more seriously than ever before in a society open to generosity. One cause for optimism during these bleakest of times has been a voluntary spirit and desire to help others, which emerged right from the start of the lockdown. Admonished to stay at home and protect the NHS, many instead found ways to help other human beings rather than stay still, immobilised by public mandate.

Amika Shah

Prism the Gift Fund’s new research sheds light on social attitudes to philanthropy

Prism has commissioned a survey to explore social attitudes in the UK to philanthropic giving in the UK: The Philanthropy Paradox: Public Attitudes and Future Prospects for Planned Giving.

Amika Shah

The Beacon Collaborative Conference January 2019 – Findings

In January 2019, Beacon brought together 100 philanthropists, policymakers, advisors and others to discuss how they could work together to best advance giving and social investment in the UK. 

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Amika Shah

APPG on Philanthropy and Social Investment: Philanthropy in the UK today

The APPG on Philanthropy and Social Investment, chaired by Rushanara Ali, released its first report in July 2019. 

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Amika Shah

Beacon are looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Beacon Collaborative is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. The post is vital to the work of Beacon over the coming 6 months.

Amika Shah

Giving Voice to Philanthropy

This report from The Beacon Collaborative looks at the role that celebration and promotion of philanthropy can play to encourage greater giving.

Amika Shah

The Giving Experience – Overcoming the barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK

The Giving Experience’ looks at how the philanthropy and charity sectors can overcome the barriers of trust and the barriers of personal and financial insecurity that hold wealth people back from giving more.