Sunday Times Giving List 2018


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Since 2005, we've partnered with The Sunday Times to produce the annual Giving List, part of the Rich List, to celebrate the incredible work of philanthropists in Britain, many of whom are CAF clients.

The new Sunday Times Giving List 2018 is now published.

This year’s Sunday Times Giving List — produced in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation — breaks a number of records. It’s the biggest yet, with the donations of more than 300 philanthropists tracked. They have given a record £3.207bn, up 0.3% on the £3.196bn they contributed last year, which was itself a record sum.

Top of the Giving List is Jamie Cooper, a trustee and co-founder of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Ranked second is Lord Sainsbury and family.

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The huge contribution of Britain's philanthropists makes it possible for charities to do vital work which has a lasting impact, improving lives.

Joanna Walker, Head of Private Clients Charities Aid Foundation


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