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. 

  • 22 November 2019 

    Briefing: Labour manifesto 2019

    1) Charity's relationship with the state 2) A new agenda for DFID 3) Control for local people... three things we noticed in the Labour manifesto alongside commitments like a pledge to “work with organisations and charities already making the UK a more equal and fairer society”. Read our review.

  • 22 November 2019 

    Briefing: Liberal Democrat manifesto 2019

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto includes a wide range of policies that relate to charities’ campaigns for change, with many proposals needing to be delivered in partnership with them. Read our review.

  • 19 November 2019 

    Don't get to 2030 and think 'why haven't we done more'

    Daniel reviews Nesta's new report 'Foundation Horizon Scan' which looks at the changing landscape in policy and society and how foundations across the globe can play a larger role in addressing change.
  • 4 November 2019 

    Guest blog: Designing a strategy fit for the future

    Martin Wilson and Michelle Eaton discuss findings and insights from the foresight project they helped to run at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

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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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