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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:

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

Building the evidence

Raising the profile of philanthropy