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Investment of human capital: the gift that keeps giving

Fiona Halton 6 November 2013

A £9 billion investment made for a triumphant Olympics last year. Yet how much did it really touch the poorest in the Olympic boroughs? A year or so on from the Olympics, and I’m visiting …

Unlikely partners? Aligning resources between grantmaking trusts and local authorities

Charles Keidan 15 October 2013

Participants at this well-attended breakout session at this year’s conference of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) were treated to an absorbing case study of collaboration between the Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Council. The …

Engaging young people in philanthropy benefits both sides

Fiona Halton 16 July 2013

This May, I witnessed a team of six banker graduates stand shoulder-to-shoulder on a city stage with ‘Beef’, a community worker from Prospex, a small charity working with young people in the deprived Caledonian Road …

Connecting corporates and communities for lasting Olympic legacy

Fiona Halton 16 August 2012

So, the Olympics is over and as the euphoria subsides many are rightly questioning the legacy of these Games. The Olympic sponsors paid tens of millions to be associated with the Olympics. The ‘Greatest Show …

Sport for good: London’s Olympic legacy

Dawn Plimmer 17 July 2012

One year on from last summer’s riots, the Olympics present an important opportunity to harness the potential of sport for good. Sport can be a powerful tool for improving social outcomes: promoting good physical and …

Gates Foundation to open European office in London

Alliance magazine 17 August 2009

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is to open a new office in London. According to the Washington Post (14 August), this is ‘part of a recent effort by the giant philanthropy to build closer …