Our work with the public sector 

We are champions for charity, campaigning for a better world.  We work to influence government policy makers and create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them. Our work with local councils and community groups is Growing Local Giving and our Groundwork for Global Giving campaign is building a stronger civil society across the world. Our Future:Good campaign aims to ensure new technologies and social trends have a positive impact on the future giving.

Our latest campaign, with a collaboration of charities and #NeverMoreNeeded, is to grow Gift Aid to give more support for charities struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Latest briefings

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Giving civil society the right response

We examined national policy responses to supporting philanthropic giving and civil society in the context of the pandemic and discovered government responses varied widely and some used the pandemic to silence critics.
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European policy responses to Covid-19

How are governments reacting in the light of the Covid-19 crisis?
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A COVID-19 philanthropy stimulus package

In this briefing we outline a number of immediate and medium term policy measures we believe should be taken to support charities at this difficult time.

Our campaigns

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Place-based giving

We believe the time is now to look again at philanthropy, not only as a route to financial investment, but also as a way of reconnecting people with places and spaces.

Visit our place-based giving hub
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Future:Good

We are campaiging for technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain to transform charities and become a huge force for good.

Discover Future:Good
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Gift Aid Emergency Relief

We are campaigning to help charity supporters give more, and to better support our amazing charities meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Latest comment and insight from our blogs

Read our insights into giving and our thoughts on how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good. 

  • 23 May 2022 

    The Queen’s Speech 2022: Will Government make use of opportunities to improve charities’ resilience?

    The Queen’s Speech focused this year on the Government’s priority of containing public spending and controlling the deficit. The consequences of Covid spending and resulting pressures on the public purse are to be mitigated mainly through economic growth. Regional growth and addressing disparities across the UK featured heavily across the 38 bills included.
  • 19 April 2022 

    Why we need to make it easier to give across borders

    The crisis in Ukraine has captured global attention – and people have responded with a deep desire to help refugees and support the charities delivering aid on the front lines. Yet the war layers on top of other ongoing global crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and conflicts in other regions. Read on to find out why we need to make it easier to give across borders.
  • 4 April 2022 

    What more can funders to do to help in Ukraine?

    Despite the months-long build up, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the many scenes of devastation have shocked the world.  More than a month on, the UN estimates that 10 million civilians are thought to have fled from their homes, including 3.5 million who have sought refuge in other countries.Beyond the initial outpouring of generosity, many are now asking what more can be done. Here are some considerations for philanthropists wanting to do more.

  • 25 January 2022 

    The holy grail of unrestricted funding- it does exist, just not in abundance

    At the end of last year, Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) released a report which provided insights into the value that unrestricted funding offers and common questions that arise about how and why funders decide to use it. Read more about the report and the discussion the webinar that launched the report. 

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We are working to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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