Philanthropy Review Launches to Raise £2b for U.K. Charities

from ThirdSector (UK):

Philanthropy Review to publish ‘call to action’

The Philanthropy Review, a sector-led inquiry into giving and philanthropy, will this afternoon call for measures that it claims would lead to an extra £2bn being donated to charity by 2015.

The inquiry will publish a “call to action’ for business leaders, philanthropists and the government to help to make it easier for people to give, encourage giving and make giving a social norm.

Measures on its list will include asking high-street banks and building societies to offer charity bank accounts to their clients, simplifying tax incentives and establishing ‘giving’ education in every school, supported through match funding.