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Beacon Collaborative

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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Beacon Collaborative

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

Beacon Collaborative

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