The Government has a long term commitment to foster a culture of planned regular and tax effective giving.
Through the strategy A Generous Society and working in partnership with HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs - the Office of the Third Sector supports a series of programmes to drive up levels of giving including through:
Work with the charitable sector to promote tax effective giving, ensuring that organisations are able to benefit from the reliefs available
Work with young people to instil a culure of giving from an early age
Work to develop the evidence base
The original A Generous Society strategy is available here:
A guide to giving for businesses was published in November 2009:
Further details on the Office of the Third Sector’s charitable giving programmes can be found in these sections:
Promoting tax effective giving
Promoting giving in schools
Giving Nation Challenge
An initiative developing curriculum materials on charitable giving for secondary school citizenship classes.
A programme to develop and promote curriculum materials promoting ideas of empathy and charity among primary school children.
Building the evidence
Raising the profile of philanthropy