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.

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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.

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Amika Shah

A joint letter calling for philanthropists to support the COVID-19 effort

Given the overwhelming scale of this crisis, the government must provide the overarching response needed. But government alone is not enough. Charities are providing critical support to help communities, and vulnerable people across society, cope. But they are staring into a funding chasm. This virus is shaking society to its core. What emerges afterwards will be fundamentally different to what we took for granted before.

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Amika Shah

Financial Times – “Wealthy move to tackle pitiful state of UK philanthropy”

“Philanthropists across the UK are coming together in an attempt to change the nation’s culture of giving, as research that shows that the ultra-wealthy often donate very little even as their numbers and levels of wealth have shot up in recent years” – Financial Times, July 2018

Amika Shah

Financial Times – “Sector organisation aims to raise extra £2bn from wealthy people”

“Philanthropists across the UK are coming together in an attempt to change the nation’s culture of giving, as research that shows that the ultra-wealthy often donate very little even as their numbers and levels of wealth have shot up in recent years” – Financial Times, July 2018