HOW WE'RE INSPIRING GIVING IN THE UK

We are helping to drive positive change and secure the future of giving by advocating on behalf of charities, reflecting their needs and concerns to decision makers and opinion formers in order to create a positive climate for charities to operate in. 

We work with government to improve the different ways that people are able to support charities, making it easier for people to give to the causes they care about. We engage with politicians across different levels of government to ensure that there is a supportive network of legislators putting charitable issues on the political agenda.  Our independent research on giving trends informs our campaigns and policy positions.

   

OUR UK CAMPAIGNS

We are currently focusing on three key themes: Place-based giving to encourage philanthropic support for our urban areas.  The giving environment, working with government and influencers to secure the rights of charities and donors, and Giving Tuesday our annual awareness campaign.
  

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global campaign asking people to give their time, money and voice to charity. We run Giving Tuesday in the UK.

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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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A champion for charities

Working with government, political parties, charities and their supporters to strengthen civil society and transform more lives and communities around the world.

Find out how we are making a difference

LATEST COMMENT AND INSIGHT

We regularly blog about trends in giving, and discuss how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good across the world. Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity. Our policy experts also host regular podcasts.
 
  • 29 April 2020 

    Philanthropy and Civil Society after Covid-19: Key questions for the future

    The covid-19 pandemic is having an enormous short-term impact on all of our lives. Yet the long-term implications are still far from clear. Will this period of disruption lead to fundamental changes in how our society and economy operates? Or will we revert to how things were before as soon as it is over?

  • 21 April 2020 

    A summer of giving back

    The Olympics, Glastonbury, Eurovision… this summer we will be missing many great events. Despite the disappointment of so many missed moments, there is an opportunity to turn what could be a ‘summer of CANCELLED’ into a ‘summer of GIVING’.

  • 17 April 2020 

    How you can help in an age of coronavirus

    Here are some simple ways to get plugged into the inspiring community response to COVID-19, be it donating from your sofa, volunteering safely or simply reaching out to give support.

  • 30 March 2020 

    Never has charity been more important #CharityUnitesUs

    The #CharityUnitesUs campaign is all about shining the spotlight on the experience of charities during this difficult time.  Find out how you can get involved.

  • 18 March 2020 

    What can donors do about the pandemic?

    Charities are on the forefront of tackling the impact of the pandemic and helping people in need, here's how you can help.

OUR RESEARCH FOR THE UK

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Who is using charity? Find out in Charity Street III

We track the use of charitable services by households and individuals in 2018.

Visit Charity Street III

Corporate giving 2018 by the FTSE 100

Our findings reveal the recent charitable giving trends amongst FTSE 100 companies and highlight the most generous industry.

Find out about corporate giving in the UK

UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row.

Read the report

Wales Giving 2019

Our first Wales Giving report provides unique insight into Welsh generosity and the challenges for charity in the region.

Read the report

CAF Scotland Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Scotland.

Visit Scotland Giving
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