new year's honours list

James Macdonald

Philanthropy Sector celebrated in New Year’s Honours List

  Philanthropy Sector celebrated in New Year’s Honours List Beacon looks at the ways in which individuals in the Philanthropy Sector have received commendation from the Queen for their services. This article demonstrates the vital role that philanthropy is playing in the civil society response to COVID. Ringing in the start of 2021, the Queen’s […]

the philanthropy sector and covid

James Macdonald

2020 In Review: What can we learn from the philanthropy sector’s COVID response?

  2020 In Review: What can we learn from the philanthropy sector’s COVID response? “2020 has been the most important year for philanthropy in recent times.” – Matthew Bowcock Throughout 2020, hundreds of millions of pounds in grants have been distributed to non-profit organisations throughout the UK. The purpose, to support those that found themselves […]

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

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society launches ambitious research into unleashing 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.

Pauline Desouza

Launch of The Black Funding Networking

Guest Blog from Pauline De Souza on the launch of the Black Funding Network which supports social enterprises dealing with social mobility, racial equity, arts and cultural advancement, education and youth services.  

Beacon Collaborative

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.

Beacon Collaborative

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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Beacon Collaborative

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. 

Beacon Collaborative

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.

Beacon Collaborative

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.