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Beacon Impact Forum: Growing giving is a shared responsibility between government, the private sector, the philanthropy sector and charities

This year’s Forum was an inspiring day that saw a rich exchange of ideas, dynamic discussions, valuable networking and potential future collaborations from experienced leaders from across the impact community.

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Cath Dovey

Philanthropy grows again in 2023 — second consecutive year

For a second consecutive year, giving among the UK’s wealthy population continued to grow. Looking at the annual trends from our quarterly research, we saw positive results in the median and average (mean) levels of giving, showing that high net worth giving increased significantly last year and has been on an upward trajectory since 2020.

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Summer lull in giving, but underlying trends remain strong

The median level of giving among the whole population of millionaires reverted to £500 from significantly higher figures in March and June.However, those with wealth >£5 million gave at levels above the long-term median trend.

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UK millionaires respond to cost-of-living crisis

The UK’s wealthy population responded to the cost-of-living crisis with a sizeable lift in major giving in the first quarter of this year, early indicators suggest.

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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.

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Cath Dovey

New data shows philanthropy is growing in the UK

For over two years, we have been asking wealthy people how much they gave in the previous quarter and our results are showing positive findings. Our data shows four key trends…

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Downward dip in major gifts bolstered by wider giving by the wealthy

Downward dip in major gifts bolstered by wider giving by the wealthy The summer months are a quiet period of giving for major donors and this year was no exception. The average amount given by wealthy donors between July and September was £7,700, compared to £19,400 in the previous quarter.  There is no doubt that […]

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High-net-worth giving continues upward trend to June 2022

Since early 2020, Beacon has been conducting surveying of 300 – 500 UK millionaires. Our recent research shows that, though giving among the general population has declined, high-net-worth giving has increase. Cath Dovey takes an in-depth look at the data and what it means for UK philanthropy.


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Strong Annual Growth in Giving Reported among UK Pentamillionaires

Since June 2020, Beacon has carried out quarterly research with 300-500 UK millionaires. After two years of data, we can now start to see trends in the giving of the wealthy. It is also possible to suggest what may impact their giving. Cath Dovey analyses the data…

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Law Family Commission reports on the state of UK philanthropy

The Law Family Commission just published a report into the state of charitable giving in the UK. Among its findings are the identification of three ‘giving gaps,’ which have all contributed to a drop of over 21% in high net worth philanthropy between 2011/12 and 2018/19. We summarise the report.