Philanthropy UK, the initiative of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) to help develop new philanthropy by promoting and disseminating knowledge and best practice, has received three-year strategic funding from the Home Office.
The funding, which begins in April 2006 will support Philanthropy UK’s existing products and service in England, and will help the consortium to conduct a sector-wide consultation to determine the nature of support desired by, and appropriate for, individual philanthropists.
The £370,000 grant is part of a new strategic funding stream from Government for organisations that support philanthropy. It was awarded by the Volunteering and Charitable Giving Unit (VCGU) to the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) on behalf of Philanthropy UK.
The Philanthropy UK project was a three-year project run by Theresa Lloyd which ended in 2004. Since then an informal consortium of partner organisations with an interest in encouraging the development of philanthropy in the UK have helped continue some of the work of the Philanthropy UK Project, including a free, quarterly email newsletter.