Incentivising philanthropy: A sustainable approach to supporting the voluntary sectorRead Fabian's blog here
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Rapper Plan B and Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher were among 17 of the UK’s most innovative philanthropists celebrated at last night’s biennial Beacon Awards event.
09 April 2015
The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to offer congratulations to Jan Gould, a Vicar based in Ely, Cardiff, who was presented with a Point of Light award in recognition of the vision, passion and commitment she has shown in establishing the charity ‘Making Music Changing Lives’.
UKCF CEO Fabian French blogs on the NCVO website about our shared aims of encouraging sustainable support for the voluntary sector
30 March 2015
We know that donating or volunteering to support your local community are their own rewards, however community foundations think it is of vital importance to properly recognise those who go above and beyond the usual in encouraging their local communities to become thriving and happy places to live.
"For those fortunate enough to have the capital and generous enough to want to give it away, choice is apparently the biggest barrier to giving: with prospective philanthropists being bamboozled by the sheer number of worthy causes and organisations."