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Society Philanthropy

Association of Charitable Organisations

National UK umbrella body for trusts and foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. Includes news and member directory.

Association of Charity Independent Examiners

Offers details of who can be an independent examiner and on what their role is, plus news of the organisation's national policies, training and events.

The Big Give

Enables potential donors to find and support charity projects; includes a directory of charities, project listing, and guides to different ways of giving effectively.

BT My Donate

Charitable giving portal from BT which promises not to charge any fees for processing donations. Includes a guide on how to start fundraising.

The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School (Cass CCE)

Nonprofit and philanthropy centre that aspires to see a voluntary, community and social enterprise sector constantly extending its own knowledge boundaries and driving performance excellence, whilst developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP)

A consortium of research institutions that conducts and promotes research on giving and philanthropy; includes details of their projects, resources, news, publications, and links.

Charity Bags

Provides information on avoiding misleading or scam charity bag collections.

Charity Checkout

Provides fundraising services for other charities, administers Gift Aid, and provides individuals and groups a facility to create their own fundraising pages.

Charity Choice

A large resource of charity sites plus a goodwill gallery where services and goods are offered free to charities and non profit concerns.


A resource for charity and voluntary sector jobs, searchable by sector, category, or location, with a section dedicated to fundraising posts.

Civil Society

Independent news focused entirely on charities and civil society organisations; also includes blogs, research, and a directory of organisations, suppliers, and government bodies.

Electrical Safety Council

UK charity committed to improving electrical safety standards and providing related advice for the work place and home. ElecSafetyFirst


Funding toolkit, created to help charities and communities find schemes relevant to individual projects, keep on top of deadline dates and co-ordinate funding applications.

Guide Star UK

Presents historical, financial and organisational data for thousands of UK charities, with information on how to help each.

Inspiring Scotland

Works to raise funds to tackle social issues in Scotland using a venture capital model; includes a guide to the scheme for investors, and reports of how the funds are used.

Institute for Philanthropy

Works to increase philanthropy in the UK and internationally by providing donor education and building donor networks; with information about their programmes, resources, and testimonials.

Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)

Supports the development and sustainability of voluntary sector organisations through research, education and training; with details of projects, programmes, publications, and events.

John Passmore Edwards

Highlights the life of this Cornish Victorian philanthropist; remembered as being a benefactor extraordinary that helped hospitals, libraries, schools and convalescent homes.

Just Giving

Allows users to create a page where donations can be made to their chosen cause of where they can be sponsored for an event.

KnowHow Non Profit

Knowledge base and wiki for those working on social enterprise, community enterprise and non profit organisations.

Local Giving

Online donation facility which allows users to search for and give to charities and fundraising initiatives which will directly benefit their local area.


Provides teenagers who have long term or life threatening illnesses, with computer technology that enables them to maintain contact with friends and school, and continue their education.

Open Charities

Presents a complete list of all UK charities, with funding information where available.

Philanthropy UK

Offers resources and advice for aspiring philanthropists who want to give effectively; provides contacts, news, and details of their publications.

Small Charities Coalition

Exists to help small charities gain the skills they need. Features information for both charities and volunteers on how to get involved.

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