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Nigel Kershaw, CEO of Big Issue Invest, is calling on ‘pioneers’ to support the creation of a new asset class, which...
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Funds held in charitable trusts by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) rose more than three-fold over the past decade – from £47m in 1999/2000 to...
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More than £750m is lost in Gift Aid because the system is outdated and acts as a disincentive to charities and the Treasury to promote it, according to a report...

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A new evidence bank for volunteering research has been launched by the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR), the...
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Big Society government advisor Lord Nat Wei said the new political agenda presented an "incredible role for foundations if they wanted to pursue it”, when he addressed the

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Can you judge different charitable acts in terms of their morality? Is some giving simply better than others?
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In this age of austerity, where unprecedented levels of public debt mean less money for the state to spend, the Big Society, far from asking philanthropists to blindly step in...

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Tributes are pouring in for multi-million pound philanthropist Jimi Heselden OBE, who was killed in a tragic accident at his Leeds home on Monday.

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The summer saw a number of major donations totalling more than £45m, by individuals, organisations and corporations that indicate the appetite for giving has not been extinguished by the recession.
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A new study calls for ‘smarter’ more ‘holistic’ funding to address the climate change threat that it says will affect not just the environment but ‘all of civil society’. Here...

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