Cath Dovey

Can the UK become a global centre of excellence for international philanthropy and social investment?

The UK has a golden opportunity to position itself as the leading global centre for philanthropy and global investment. Our report examines the UK’s strengths and argues that it can do even better to increase its share of an estimated £180 billion global opportunity.

donor advised funds

Cath Dovey

UK Donor Advised Fund Assets Reach £1.7 billion

  UK Donor Advised Fund Assets Reach £1.7 billion 2019, the year before Covid-19, may seem like a distant memory. Yet, even before the crisis, UK philanthropy was on the march. In the closing hours of 2020, National Philanthropic Trust UK (NPT UK) published its fifth annual UK Donor Advised Fund Report, showing charitable assets […]

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Cath Dovey

UK wealthy increasing giving in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In June this year, we commissioned Savanta to conduct quarterly research on the giving levels among the wealthy population in the UK. In part, this was a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how British philanthropy was responding.

reports and graphs

Cath Dovey

Beacon launch trio of reports on growing giving in the UK

New research shows British philanthropy is strengthening, but the needs created by the COVID-19 crisis highlight the potential for philanthropy to do more.

Cath Dovey

“Philanthropy from Aristotle to Zuckerberg” – A Contemporary UK Perspective

Paul Vallely’s new book “Philanthropy from Aristotle to Zuckerberg” is breathtaking in its ambition and scope. It is undoubtedly an important book not only on the history of philanthropy, but also as an analysis of its role in society.