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Sunday Times Giving List 2019

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WE'RE PROUD TO PARTNER THE GIVING LIST 2019 - THE TOP 200 DONORS ARE REVEALED

Since 2005, we've partnered with The Sunday Times to produce the Giving List, part of the annual Rich List, which celebrates the incredible work of philanthropists in Britain.

The new Sunday Times Giving List 2019 is now published.

This year’s Sunday Times Giving List - produced in partnership with CAF - breaks another record. The amount given to charity by Rich Listers this year has risen to a record £3.75bn, but there has been a significant drop in the numbers giving away more than 1% of their wealth - down to 72 people this year from 86 a year ago.

Our annual survey of philanthropy once again highlights many generous individuals and the good they do, but there is one outstanding grantmaker whose work stands out for the sheer breadth and depth of impact it has.


WHO'S TOP OF THE SUNDAY TIMES GIVING LIST?

Top of the Giving List is Jonathan Ruffer, Chairman of Ruffer LLP and active philanthropist supporting a range of community, arts, social and heritage causes. Ranked second is Kenneth Townsley, founder and Chairman of the Kentown Wizard Foundation.

With assets of £9.9bn, the Garfield Weston Foundation leads the way for big scale giving, donating a total of £69m to 1,917 projects - more than ever. The Foundation accounts for nearly half of the entire multibillion-pound assets of the philanthropists captured in the Giving List.

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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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Philanthropy may be high on your client's agenda but not your main focus.

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We'll plan and launch your client's philanthropy journey, so they can support charitable causes across the world.

  • Strategic - your clients can create a philanthropic fund today and distribute the funds within it to single or multiple causes over a period of time.
  • Flexible - your clients can develop a structured, long term giving plan or make ad hoc donations to causes they are passionate about.
  • Tax-effective giving - we reclaim and add Gift Aid for every eligible donation to uplift the amount your clients can donate.

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If your clients are individuals paying tax in the UK and US, we offer a smart, tax-effective way for them to achieve greater impact with their philanthropy.

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CAF Venturesome, our social investment platform, allows clients to use their philanthropic capital to support charitable organisations with affordable finance.

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Private clients can leave a gift to charity in their Will with the CAF Charitable Legacy Service and achieve social impact around the world for years to come.

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    Advisors who offer a full charitable planning service differentiate their business from their competitors. But more importantly than that, it can deepen and strengthen existing relationships and meet the increasing demand for charitable planning advice.
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    If your clients are starting to think about charitable giving, they may ask you some of the following questions:

    • I want to set up a foundation to support a specific cause, what are the next steps?
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    • What is the most tax-effective way I can give to a charity so I can make the most of my charitable giving?
    • I would like to leave multiple charitable legacies in my Will, how do I avoid all the administration that goes with it?

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  • I'm interested, what are the next steps?
    Contact our Private Client team who would be delighted to start a conversation with you, whether you are looking for informal advice on a client's charitable giving or you're exploring the possibility of setting up a more formal partnership that works for you and your organisation.

    Our team can help you achieve your clients' philanthropy ambitions now and in the future. Call us on 03000 123 028 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays) or email us.

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